Miley Cyrus, 19, engaged to Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth, 22
Australian actor proposed with 3.5-carat Neil Lane ring
Couple met on the set of The Last Song in 2009
Parents Billy Ray and Tish said to be 'thrilled'
13:21 GMT, 6 June 2012
Miley Cyrus has announced that she is engaged to her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.
The Hunger Games actor proposed to the former Disney princess on May 31 with a 3.5-carat diamond ring from jeweller Neil Lane.
Miley, 19, told People magazine: 'I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam.'
'Life is beautiful': Miley Cyrus, 19, has announced that she is engaged to boyfriend Liam Hemsworth
Australian magazine WHO reports that the ring is a cushion-cut diamond set in an Art Noveau-inspired gold band.
The 'LOL' actress tweeted a day after the proposal: 'Heaven is a place on earth.'
Today she quoted, 'I love you more today than yesterday but I love you less today than I will tomorrow,' and also wrote: 'life is beautiful.'
Young love: The couple were last pictured together two days before Liam's proposal on May 31
Rollercoaster: Liam and Miley briefly split in August 2010 but reunited within a month
Cyrus' parents Billy Ray and Tish have yet to release a statement but a source close to the family say the couple are 'thrilled' and have always seen Liam as 'one of the family.'
Miley once named the Australian as her 'first serious boyfriend' after
teenage romances with Nick Jonas and model Justin Gaston.
The couple met while working together
on 'The Last Song' in 2009 and Liam, 22, has previously admitted while
he wanted to be professional on the film, they couldn't help but fall in
love after working so closely together.
He said: 'What happened happened, and we've been together since.
Life imitates art: Miley and Liam fell in love in 2009 on the set of their film The Last Song
'She makes me really happy. When you
start, you want to be professional, but when you're filming those scenes
with someone and pretending to love them, you're not human if you don't
It hasn't been the smoothest of relationships; The couple
announced that they had split in August 2010 but were back together
within a month. They broke up again in November last year before
Former Hannah Montana star Miley is
one of the highest-earners in showbusiness, and topped a list of the ten
richest teens in Hollywood last year with a personal fortune of
Rose-tinted: Miley has been sending some blissfully happy tweets since getting engaged last week
Liam, meanwhile, is a rising star, who this year broke into the big time with his starring role in The Hunger Games.
Previously, he was best known for his relationship with Cyrus and as The Avengers star Chris' younger brother.
It has been a happy time in the Hemsworth family of late, with Chris becoming a father for the first time just last month.
Holding off for a magazine deal Miley was pictured out and about over the weekend, a few days after becoming engaged, but there was no sign of a sparkler
Miley has been eager to shed her former squeaky clean Disney image for the past few years, and last month voiced her opinion on 'magical, beautiful' sex.
'Sex is actually really beautiful,' she said during an interview on The Conversation. 'It’s the only way we create, and it’s the only way the world keeps going.
'So it’s ignorant not to talk to your kids about it or not make it seem as magical or cool as it actually is. Kids have a TV, so they know what sex is. So educate them and let them know… it’s a beautiful thing, and it is magic, and it’s when you connect with somebody.'
Exes: Miley Cyrus dated Nick Jonas when she was 14 and model Justin Gaston in 2009 shortly before meeting Liam