Ellen brought up an Instagram photo that Cyrus had posted months ago of the ring in question, which had led to lots of speculation. While the host referred to it as her “engagement ring,” Cyrus didn’t really confirm or deny that term.
The singer and actress then went on to explain what the ring means to her by saying:
“I think young people have a different idea of partnering and not feeling that this necessarily means this is gonna have a legal document signed and dated because it’s really sharing a life with someone and not about a legal paper that tells me anything — even though I fought so hard for LGBTQ rights [that] they’d be able to get married, but I don’t really even want to.”
Miley Cyrus also said that she doesn’t always wear the ring since it clashes with the rest of her jewelry. She explained, “So sometimes I replace it with an actual unicorn or a Looney Tune. And he’s kind of like, ‘What’s going on?’ It’s like, ‘Well, this isn’t really my aesthetic, but I’ll wear it cause you love me.’”