‘Not just a fling’: Liam Hemsworth says he’ll always love Miley Cyrus

Liam Hemsworth really loved his former fiancée, Miley Cyrus. 

It's been two years since The Hunger Games actor and Miley mutually called off their engagement, but Liam promises he has no ill-feelings for the pop star. 

"You fall in love with who you fall in love with; you can never choose. I guess some people just come with a little more baggage," Liam told Men's Fitness.

"I mean, look—we were together five years, so I don't think those feelings will ever change. And that's good because that proves to me that it was real. It wasn't just a fling."

Miley and Liam met as co-stars on the set of The Last Song, which was released in 2010. But even after their relationship came to a dramatic end, Liam regards it as an important time in his life. 

"It really was an important part of my life and always will be. She's a free spirit. I think she'll always surprise people with what she does, but she's not a malicious person in any way. She's a young girl who wants to do what she wants to do."

Ms Cyrus went on to date Patrick Schwarzenegger for a brief few months, and even though Liam was linked to Eiza Gonzalez for a while, he has been mostly single since calling off his engagement with Miley. In fact, he told Men's Health that he finds it really difficult to date. 

"I'm constantly travelling, and I don't go out to clubs or anything like that. I have a great small group of friends in my life, but I barely ever meet anyone new."

"It's tough to have a relationship in this industry, though not to the point where it makes me depressed. I'm constantly working, and I love working.

"I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything at this point—I feel like I'm focusing on the right things and prioritising things in the right way, and I'm a healthy, happy person."