Liam Hemsworth Says Miley Cyrus Is Taking His Last Name

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
February 8, 2019 Updated: February 8, 2019

Actor Liam Hemsworth revealed that wife Miley Cyrus insisted on taking his last name.

“Miley Rae Hemsworth now, actually,” Hemsworth said in a TV interview after he was asked about his wife.

He noted that the 26-year-old singer “took my name,” but she will “be known as Miley Cyrus” professionally.

“I think that was honestly one of the best things about it. I didn’t ask her to take my name, but then she’s like, ‘No, of course I’m taking your name,’” he added. “I’m like, ‘That’s awesome. That’s really good.’”

In the interview, Hemsworth added that his marriage to Cyrus starting to sink in.

“It’s become a little more normal,” he shared, adding that it “was really fun to be wife and husband.”

The couple didn’t have a large ceremony, he noted. “We find the whole thing kind of embarrassing,” he said, adding they “never wanted to do anything too extravagant or big.”

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth at "The Last Song" premiere.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth arrive at “The Last Song” premiere in Hollywood, March 25, 2010. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

“We know how we feel about each other, but we just wanted to do something simple and organic and just with basically immediate family. But it was a really nice day. Really special,” he added.

A YouGov survey found that “the practice of women taking their husband’s name is still popular.”

According to an analysis of the findings, YouGov said the survey shows that “younger women are just as likely to want to take their spouse’s name than older women” despite a “shift away from traditional values” among younger generations.

“New research by YouGov finds that the majority of women (59 percent) would still like to take their spouse’s surname upon marriage— and 61 percent of men still want them to do so,” it said.


The couple tied the knot in a ceremony and confirmed the details on Instagram.

A source told People magazine: “They always wanted a small, private celebration with family and close friends and that’s what they got. Miley seems ecstatic.”

They got married in Tennessee, her home state, surrounded by family and friends.

Last month, there were rumors that Cyrus was expecting a child with Hemsworth, and she confirmed that she’s not expecting.

She reposted the photo of her “baby belly” that was covered by an egg meme. “I’m not ‘Egg-xpecting’ but it’s ‘Egg-celent’ to hear everyone is so  Happy For Us” …. we’re happy for us too! ‘Egg-cited’ for this next chapter in our lives,” she wrote.

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Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.