The day has finally come, y’all, and Miley Cyrus’ fifth studio album, , is available to bless ears everywhere. Of course, as is always the case with
Hannah Montana Miley, the music on this album is personal, and each song obviously carries special meaning for the singer. Track number 10 on the album, a ballad called “She’s Not Him,” is no exception in this case. The song’s lyrics are poignant and deep, and seem to relate pretty closely to Miley’s personal dating life, which has Smilers everywhere wondering: Is “She’s Not Him” about Stella Maxwell?
Fans of the country/pop superstar know back in the late summer/early fall of 2015, while Miley and her now fiancé Liam Hemsworth were on a bit of a break, Ms. Cyrus reportedly had a short fling with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell. (I only call it a fling because Miley never labeled it a relationship.) The two were seen plastered on each other’s Instagrams and were photographed by paparazzi kissing in Los Angeles, so rumors spread pretty quickly that the two gorgeous millionaires were dating. Obviously, their dating didn’t last too long, because rumors that Miley was back with Liam started circulating early in 2016 and, shortly thereafter, the pop queen confirmed that she and Liam were engaged again on .
All of this has led Miley’s most astute fans to consider her new song “She’s Not Him” as a reflection on her little love triangle with Stella and Liam. The lyrics read,
Clearly, parts of the song are about leaving a lover because she doesn’t possess the qualities needed to satisfy the singer. Some of the most meaningful lyrics include “There’s no other girl that looks like ya, darling” and “I swear to God you’re more beautiful than before, but you’re not him,” both of which could easily be references to Stella Maxwell. When asked in August 2015 about her relationship with Stella, Miley told Elle UK, “I’m 22, I’m going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I’m with. I’m very open about it; I’m pansexual, but I’m not in a relationship.”
To be honest, whether or not Miley and Stella were ever in a relationship is no one’s business; how Stella may have inspired Miley’s music is more important in my opinion.
Both Stella and Miley are in relationships right now. Miley, as you already know, is engaged to her longtime beau Liam Hemsworth. As for marriage plans, Miley told ,
I don’t envision marriage. I’m 24. I hope to get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do [before I get married]. Three years ago, if you’d asked me if I’d be here, this happy with this man, I’d have been stunned. I’m just riding this out. In some relationships, you lose yourself by being with someone else. Actually, it made me find myself more. I have no idea what the next three years will bring, but if it’s possible to get even happier, I’ll take it.
Ms. Maxwell, on the other hand, has been dating Kristen Stewart since 2016.
At this point, we don’t know for sure if “She’s Not Him” is about Stella Maxwell, but fans on Twitter certainly think so.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see if Miley shares the song’s meaning for us to know for sure.