Miley Cyrus told People magazine that her youngest son was caught drinking and smoking pot when he was just 2 years old.
Liam Hemsworth was only 18 years old, following his breakout role in the film “The Hunger Games,” when Cyrus was taking him on an AA meeting in Los Angeles.
“I just remember being in the car and thinking it was a really beautiful thing,” she said. “That was probably one of the first times my child was seeing someone dealing with it. And I knew right then and there that we were on the same team.”
That may have given Hemsworth a natural advantage over his siblings, her other two sons with actor Nick Jonas.
Miley Cyrus tells People her son Liam was a “really beautiful thing” at age 2
“They’re not even drinking, pot, drugs — whatever it may be — it’s just like they see their dad do this, they think ‘That’s OK,’ ” Cyrus said. “This is something they should be doing, it’s not like we’re in a bad place right now.”
In fact, Cyrus and Hemsworth married on May 31, 2012, days after his 18th birthday. The couple later separated, only to reunite in December 2014. In May, they were spotted engaging in an “intimate” kiss during a family getaway to a French resort.
Their relationship has since been rocky. In November 2015, Cyrus told Howard Stern that “things didn’t work out” with Hemsworth. “I mean, we were in love. Everyone wants a fairy tale and unfortunately ours didn’t work out,” she explained.
“We are best friends and we will always be best friends, and I think that’s what everyone should know about us. Everything else is gossip.”
In September, Cyrus suggested that the couple was heading toward a split, telling the Associated Press: “I can’t wait to wait to actually never have to see him again.”
If Cyrus does break up with Hemsworth, her youngest son, who turns 25 on November 11, could serve as a sort of transitional figure.
Cyrus is putting a greater emphasis on her role as a single mother to Liam, and feels that, by now, she should be able to raise him on her own.
“I can feel him. I don’t want to feel like he’s missing out,” she told People. “And he’s gained so much confidence and he doesn’t want his friends growing up and me being there. He wants me to go to every show.”