Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars stand as two of the most iconic figures in the pop music scene of the 21st century.
These chart-topping sensations have garnered a massive following of devoted fans eagerly anticipating their every release.
Unsurprisingly, Miley and Bruno are sometimes seen in the same circles. They’ve graced countless red carpets, attended high-profile award shows like the 60th Grammy Awards in New York City, and made public appearances at similar venues frequented by other music artists.
Miley Cyrus’ new song “Flowers” features an interpolation of Bruno Mars’s “When I Was Your Man” and “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, with the chorus of “Flowers” mirroring the one in the Bruno song, which her ex Liam Hemsworth reportedly dedicated to her at one point (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / O’Neill / White / INFphoto)
However, besides being famous musicians, is there any other link between the two? Have they ever been romantically involved?
Speculations abound, fueled by certain songs that suggest a deeper connection. Let’s explore some of these assumptions and see if they are true.
Did Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars Date?
Miley’s track “Flowers,” from her latest album, “Endless Summer Vacation,” has been making waves on charts worldwide, prompting her devoted followers to analyze the lyrics as soon as it was released.
While some listeners drew parallels between the singer’s lines and her past marriage to actor Liam Hemsworth, others speculated that Miley and Bruno Mars were previously an item.
The gold lamé dress worn by Miley Cyrus in the “Flowers” video is a piece from Saint Laurent’s 1991 Autumn/Winter collection (Credit: YouTube)
This assumption was created because “Flowers” and Bruno’s 2013 song “When I Was Your Man” share similar sounds and lyrics.
Although the songwriters of Bruno’s love ballad have yet to be officially credited on Miley’s track, the resemblance is undeniable. Both songs revolve around the theme of a failed relationship.
In her “Flowers” music video, Miley Cyrus dons three stylish looks, including a vintage gold lamé gown from YSL’s fall 1991 collection, all chosen by her longtime stylist, Bradley Kenneth, and seemingly references her relationship with ex-husband Liam Hemsworth (Credit: YouTube)
One line from Bruno’s song goes, “I should have brought you flowers and held your hand / Should have gave you all my hours when I had the chance / Take you to every party ’cause all you wanted to do was dance / Now my baby’s dancing but she’s dancing with another man.”
Meanwhile, Miley’s track chorus goes, “I can buy myself flowers / Write my name in the sand / Talk to myself for hours / Say things you don’t understand / I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand / Yeah, I can love me better than you can.”
In the “Flowers” music video, Miley Cyrus wears black aviator sunglasses with a stunning La Perla Brigitta lingerie set with a black lace push-up bra and black lace and tulle briefs (Credit: YouTube)
Undoubtedly, there are noticeable similarities in the dancing, the flower references, and other aspects of reminiscing about past love.
However, despite the apparent overlap between the lyrics of their songs, there have been no reports of Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars ever dating.
To wrap up the “Flowers” music video, Miley Cyrus dons a Saint Laurent satin lapel tuxedo, believed to be from the brand’s autumn/winter 2022 collection (Credit: YouTube)
As far as is known, the two musicians have not been romantically linked. Given the duration of their previous relationships, they haven’t been able to pursue a romantic involvement between them.
Who Was Miley Cyrus Married To?
Miley Cyrus was previously married to Liam Hemsworth, a well-known fact in the entertainment industry. They had an on-again, off-again relationship for a decade, from 2008 to 2019, which included marriage and divorce.
The 30-year-old American singer-songwriter initially met the 33-year-old Australian actor in 2009 on the set of “The Last Song,” a movie adaptation of a well-known Nicholas Sparks novel.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had an on-again, off-again relationship that started in 2009, got engaged twice, married in 2018, and eventually divorced in 2020 (Credit: Sara De Boer / Startraksphoto)
Liam and Miley dated for a few years before getting engaged in 2012, but their wedding plans were put on hold in April 2013, and they ended their engagement later that year in September.
However, the former couple reconciled in early 2016 and reignited their engagement. They finally got married in December 2018, but their marriage was short-lived, and they separated after just eight months in August 2019. The divorce was finalized in February 2020.
Is Miley Cyrus’ Song ‘Flowers’ About Liam Hemsworth?
Miley’s fans are convinced that her latest song, “Flowers,” contains multiple references to her highly publicized marriage to Liam. They drew connections between the song’s lyrics and moments from the singer’s decade-long romance with the actor.
In the upbeat and anthemic track, Miley reflects on a past relationship, reassuring herself that she can provide all her former partner had done for her.
The lyrics “I didn’t want to leave you, I didn’t want to lie / Started to cry but then remembered / I can buy myself flowers” convey this message.
There were some significant events surrounding the track release that fans noticed. The song and music video came out on January 13, which happens to be Liam’s 33rd birthday.
Furthermore, Miley announced the song’s release date on December 31, 2022, on social media. She later clarified that it would be released on January 12 in the US and 11 a.m. in Liam’s native Australia.
The song’s first verse alluded to the couple’s Malibu home being burnt down in the Woolsey Fire in November 2018.
Miley sings melancholy reflections about a past romance and how it ended, stating, “We were good, we were gold / Kind of dream that can’t be sold / We were right ’til we weren’t / Built a home and watched it burn.”
Fans also pointed out that “Flowers” seems to respond to Bruno’s “When I Was Your Man,” with lyrics that could be interpreted as a direct reply to the 2013 hit. Although no official confirmation has been made, it was believed that Liam originally dedicated the song to Miley.
Who Did Bruno Mars Write ‘When I Was Your Man’ For?
Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” is a slow jam expressing regret over a failed relationship.
His heartbreak inspired the song after he split up with Jessica Caban, whom he had dated since 2011, because he wasn’t treating her well. However, the 37-year-old American singer reconciled with Jessica after she saw how genuinely remorseful he was.
In an interview with MTV News in December 2012, Bruno revealed that the song was about a particular woman he had let slip away.
Bruno Mars’s song “When I Was Your Man” was inspired by a woman he let slip away, expressing his remorse for not treating her well, and the song’s appeal extends beyond his personal experience as everyone makes mistakes (Credit: Michael Simon / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
The hitmaker said, “No, I can’t fake it. I’ve tried, and those songs have been thrown away. This song is about a special woman that I let slip away at one time. It’s a happy ending, though… I put everything I got into that one. It’s the most honest, real thing I’ve ever sung.”
Bruno added that the song’s appeal extends beyond his personal experience, saying, “You know, it’s one of those things where even girls can relate to this song. That’s how it works. Everyone makes mistakes.”
He continued, “And I remember writing that, and it’s the simple things, the little things. Like, I should have bought you flowers; I should have just let you know when I had the chance. And that was probably the most difficult song to write just because you know I’m so naked on that song, out of all the sexual songs I’m singing about, that’s the one I’m most vulnerable. And I think a piano and a vocal is the most purest form of music.”