'She's a strong, intelligent, supportive person': Miley Cyrus' boyfriend Liam Hemsworth opens up about their love
05:59 GMT, 3 August 2012
She doesn't always get a positive press, but there is one person who things the world of Miley Cyrus.
The actress' boyfriend Liam Hemsworth has sung her praises, saying she makes him feel at home in Hollywood.
'She's an extremely strong, intelligent, supportive person,' he tells Men's Health of the singer-actress, 19.
Opening up: Liam Hemsworth talks of his relationship with 'strong, intelligent, supportive' girlfriend Miley Cyrus in the latest edition of Men's Health
The 22-year-old actor fronts the
magazine, posing in a sharp suit and black T-shirt and talking about his
love of surfing and boxing.
The Hunger Games actor surfed competitively as a teenager in Australia.
'Every day, before and after school,' he says.
'I wanted to surf for the rest of
my life. It's what all my friends did. I even had it as a
subject in school for a number of years.
'They teach you all parts of the
surfing industry: How to judge surf heats, that sort of thing.'
Cover star: Hunger Games star Liam tells the magazine about his love of surfing and boxing
He tells the magazine of the risks of his favoured sport.
'The fear of dying That's part of the fun of it,' he explains. 'The adrenaline you get from surfing big waves.
Happy couple: Miley and Liam shopping together in Philadelphia, where she is visiting him on the set of his latest film
'I've seen a shark before. You get the worst wipeouts when you're not expecting it.
'When I was a kid, one time I got my leg rope wrapped around my whole body like a ball, under water. Couldn't get up,' he remembered. 'I was in waist-deep water, but I almost drowned. You know, I've had a few times.'
Hemsworth also loves boxing.
'I love going to the gym, sweating, running around, feeling like I'm having a heart attack. I like the physical side of boxing – it's fun to punch a bag for 20 minutes – but I also feel mentally strong when I box, I feel good in my own body.'
Liam is currently in Philadelphia where he is filming his new movie Paranoia.
Miley has been staying with him but according to the reports he wants her to leave as her extended visit has proved too distracting.
'Miley is driving Liam crazy at the moment,' a source told Radar Online. 'While he’s on set in Philadelphia shooting his new film Paranoia, she gallivants around town shopping, getting pampered in nail salons and just can’t sit still.
Miley and Liam met on the set of 2009’s The Last Song and have been inseparable ever since. He popped the question on May 31 with a 3.5-carat diamond ring from renowned jeweler Neil Lane.