Miley Cyrus has broken her silence about her relationship with Nick Jonas - proclaiming her love for her ex-boyfriend in a new magazine interview.
Jonas is rumoured to have moved on from his romance with 15-year-old Cyrus after hinting at a relationship with fellow Disney star Selena Gomez, 16.
But Cyrus is holding on to hopes she and Jonas will rekindle their romance, despite ending their relationship last year (07).
She tells Seventeen magazine, "We became boyfriend and girlfriend the day we met. He was on a quest to meet me, and he was like, 'I think you're beautiful and I really like you.' And I was like, 'Oh, my gosh, I like you so much.' Nick and I loved each other. We still do, but we were in love with each other."
Cyrus adds of the break-up: "At first I bawled for a month straight. I was so sad. I just went into this weird funk. And I dyed my hair black. When we were dating, Nick wanted me to get highlights - and so I did that, and I got myself looking great. And then, on the day we broke up, I was like, I want to make my hair black now - I don't want to look pretty. I want to look hard-core. I was rebelling against everything Nick wanted me to be. And then I was like, I've got to be by myself for now, and just figure out who I really am."
But the Disney star admits she still has hope of rekindling their romance.
Until then though, she's playing hard-to-get: "Maybe he'll be my best friend for the rest of my life or maybe I'll end up marrying Nick Jonas. Since (the break-up), I've realised that I've met so many great guys, but I like being the girl nobody can have. No one can touch me, no one's mine. I'm myself. I think it's sexy to do your own thing."