Miley: My Mom Had a "Crush" on My Boyfriend Liam Hemsworth
No awkwardness here!
When Miley Cyrus first met beau Liam Hemsworth on the set of their film The Last Song, she wasn't the only family member smitten with her new Australian costar.
"I don't know who had a bigger crush on him at the beginning, my mom or me," Cyrus, 17, tells Entertainment Tonight of Hemsworth, 19; her mother Tish Cyrus was an executive producer on the film.
"I was like, 'No, maybe he's just too pretty. I don't want to be with someone who's better looking than me. That's, like, awkward,'" the star recounts.
In fact, it was Tish Cyrus who convinced her daughter to go for it.
"My mom was like, 'No, he is cute--he is!'" Miley says.
It was also a family affair when it came time for Miley and Hemsworth to smooch on screen. "Her mom was watching," Hemsworth tells ET of the kissing scenes. "Her grandma was also watching, which was really funny. [The grandma] was on set everyday and she'd be right at the monitor with the headphones on… She should have been directing the film. She knew more about it than anyone."
"Intimacy's always tough," Hemsworth says. "I feel like it's the hardest thing for me as an actor."
Of admitting their real-life romantic involvement, Cyrus adds, "I was so over denying it. It's stupid to lie about it. It's good news!"