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Miley Cyrus Is Engaged To Liam Hemsworth: Is 19 Too Young To Marry?

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Miley Cyrus Is Engaged To Liam Hemsworth  Is 19 Too Young To Marry  miley cyrus too young to get married jpgNews broke this morning that Miley Cyrus, 19, is engaged to her boyfriend of three years, 22-year-old Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. The actress/singer and her Hunger Games-star fiance are overjoyed; we’re a little leery. Like everyone else, we wonder: Is 19 too young to make a lifelong commitment?

Miley and Liam seem to have had a healthy three-year relationship thus far, save a short breakup in 2010. As someone who’s been in the public eye since childhood, Miley is probably more mature than most 19 year olds: she’s weathered several scandals, including public outcry over a video of her smoking out of a bong in 2010 and her underage topless Annie Leibovitz portrait in Vanity Fair in 2008. She also witnessed her parents’ messy almost-divorce in 2010.

Still, this girl isn’t quite out of her teens yet; if Miley and Liam get married before her 21st birthday in November 2013, Miley won’t even be able to legally enjoy a drink at her own wedding (and weddings without alcohol…yeesh). We don’t know when the pair plan to get hitched, but statistics say maybe Miley should wait a few years: The divorce rate for people who get married in their teens is 40%, but that goes down to 29% once they hit their twenties.

Liam proposed on May 31st with a 3.5 carat diamond ring from jeweler Neil Lane. Miley told People, ““I’m so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam.” She definitely seems head over heels, but teenage love is usually intense—we just hope it lasts.