How Young Is Too Young? Miley Cyrus Announces Engagement To Young Love Liam Hemsworth

June 6, 2012  |  

Miley Cyrus may not be old enough to drink, but she’s certainly exercising her legal right to get married. The 19-year-old starlet recently announced her engagement to her boyfriend of three years,  actor Liam Hemsworth, who is only a few years older at 22.

So what was the first reaction here at Madame Noire? Shock, of course.

Then, personally, I wondered if they’re going in with the expectations of divorce. Besides the fact that they both work in an industry mired with temptations and distractions (and which has definitely added to the high divorce rate of Hollywood), they’re both extremely young. I can’t believe that Hemsworth has gotten everything out of his system at the age of 22. I’m less worried about Cyrus’ fidelity as I am with Hemsworth’s ability to remain faithful without having the chance to experience his “boys will be boys” phase.

Sure, three years is a solid period of time for a relationship but I am doubtful that it suffices when the two in the relationship are both under 24. They’re both in a period of their lives which is ripe for change. When I was Cyrus’ age, I was in my second year of college. I was unsure about my career path, my notions about love, and was yet to fully appreciate my place in the world. In other words, I was changing a lot. I know that everyone “feels ready” at different points in their lives but I doubt most people are ready by 19 to embark on a successful, life-long commitment.

How old were you when you felt ready to take the plunge? 

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