Liam, at 23 the younger of the two acting Hemsworth brothers (Chris, 30, is best known for playing Thor and generally being hunky — and married) moved to L.A. from Australia when he was a mere 18.
"Over the last five years I've learned so much," Liam Hemsworth told the Associated Press. "The first few years in L.A. were really tough and scary, but I had to figure things out for myself."
Part of figuring things out included proposing to Cyrus, whom he met while working on the 2010 flick
"What I always keep in mind is that I know what the truth is and that's all that matters," he says of his tabloid-fodder relationship and breakup with Cyrus. "I know I'm a good person."
Earlier this month he told
Maybe he just needs some time for himself? Though one woman appears to have been very key to his happiness.
"For a few years I went down a path where I forgot to be in the moment and enjoy the moment," he told AP. "But being around someone like ["Games" costar
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