Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars Wiki, Biography
Miley Cyrus released her new song Flowers on January 13, 2023 and is already causing quite a stir with her many references to her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.
However, eagle-eyed fans spotted nods to Bruno Mars’ song When I Was Your Man hidden in the lyrics, sparking rumors that the “Wrecking Ball” singer was dating Mars. These claims are false.
The “Can’t Be Tamed” singer dated Liam on and off for ten years between 2009 and 2018, before marrying him in December 2018. They finalized their divorce in January 2020.
Miley Cyrus’s flowers coincided with Liam Hemsworth’s birthday, fans speculate it’s a response to him.
Fans of the former Disney star have been analyzing and theorizing about the intention behind Flowers. Since the song was released on Hemsworth’s birthday, they believe it’s a response to his ex-husband.
Hemsworth’s younger brother reportedly once dedicated the Bruno Mars song to Miley Cyrus during one of their breakups. It is unclear when the actor dedicated the song and the rumors have never been confirmed by the couple.
Since it was released, the internet has been plagued with theories and speculation about the song, with several fans claiming that it was filmed at the house where Helmsworth allegedly cheated on Cyrus.
Social media went wild when they found similarities between the two songs. A TikTok user, @z100newyork, shared a video alluding to the same thing. The viral post already has over 9.7 million views and over 840k comments.
Although the clip did not give any evidence of Liam’s dedication, netizens immediately shared the post on their social media. Some fans were also confused about the song choice for the dedication, as it was a breakup song.
The lyrics to Bruno Mars’ When I Was Your Man allude to regrets over a breakup and the loss of a lover. The hit single was written by Mars after his breakup with his then-girlfriend Jessica Caban. A part of the letter says:
I should have brought you flowers and held your hand / I should have given you all my hours when I had the chance / Take you to every party ’cause all you wanted to do was dance.”
Fans theorized that Miley Cyrus’ Flowers is a song about self-love and a response to Liam’s dedication. Changing the script to the lyrics of the Bruno Mars song, the chorus of the last song by Miley Cyrus is as follows:
“I can take flowers / Write my name in the sand / Talk to myself for hours / Say things you don’t understand / I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand / Yes, I can love myself better than you can.”
Flowers’ opening verse, “she built a house and watched it burn,” could be a nod to the 2018 Malibu wildfires, in which the couple lost their home. Meanwhile, “I can take myself dancing,” could refer to a red carpet incident in which Liam flinched when Miley started twerking during an interview.
Miley’s sister, Brandi Cyrus, addressed the fan-created narrative on Wells Adams’ Your Favorite Thing podcast, stating:
“Makes Miley look like an absolute genius. And she’s just too good. Like, every day I wake up to a new one. The storytelling is fucking hilarious… Best PR that could happen…”
This would not be the first time that Miley Cyrus writes about her former partner. Many of her songs, including Wrecking Ball, Drive and The Most, have references to Liam Hemsworth.