Miley Cryus and Liam Hemsworth have long been playing it coy about their on-again, off-again relationship. Although it was rumored the pair has rekindled all the way back in January, it took until May for anything semi-official to pop up on their Instagram accounts, and it wasn’t until July that they actually confirmed their relationship to the public. But this whole time, the pop star has been wearing a very suspicious diamond on her left hand ring finger — the same one she used to wear when the pair were engaged. But on Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Miley finally spoke about that particular piece of jewelry, confirming what we’ve all long known to be true.
This is the first time the singer has made an appearance on the morning talk show since she hosted an episode by herself while Ellen was out sick. In her interview, she spoke fondly of the experience, and discussed what it’s been like campaigning for Hillary Clinton and how much she’s loved being a judge on The Voice, a role she will be returning to for season 13. And she confirmed that the sparkler on her left hand that’s been the source of much speculation is, in fact, an engagement ring.
DeGeneres broached the subject, asking, “There is a photo that got a lot of attention of your engagement ring. Are you wearing it right now?” Cyrus confirmed the fact, and was congratulated by the host.
Referring to her 3.5-carat cushion-cut, vintage-style Neil Lane diamond ring, Miley said, “This is really weird, because this is like real jewelry and most of my jewelry is made out of gummy bears and cotton candy … they don’t look that good together because they kind of mix up. So sometimes I replace it with an actual unicorn or a Looney Tune. And [Hemsworth’s] kind of like, What’s going on? I am like, This isn’t really my aesthetic, but I’ll wear it because you love me.”
Ellen joked, “He could have saved a lot of money by giving you, like, a gummy bear ring.” Hopefully, when these two do finally decide to tie the knot, Liam will learn from this mistake and just get Miley a Ring Pop instead of a pricey new wedding band.