Miley Cyrus blames her hectic work schedule for spending time apart from Liam Hemsworth.

The 'Can't Be Tamed' singer and her fiancé have been pictured living what seems like separate lives over the last few months, with the blonde beauty even taking off her engagement ring, but Miley insists the couple are fine and puts the distance down to their busy lifestyles.

She said: ''I'm not home with my boyfriend all the time. We work! He gets up to work out at six and I come home around five from the studio.

''Every week it's, 'Are they broken up? Because we don't see a photo of them.' I don't have time to go to Starbucks with my boyfriend every morning. I wish I did, but I don't.''

Miley, 20, continued to admit she hopes to spend more time at home focusing on her relationship, which began when the pair filmed 2010 movie 'The Last Song', after the release of her upcoming album later this year.

She added to V magazine: ''I've put this record before everything and I've never done that before. I've put too much into this record to put anything else in front of it.

''I'm going to change. I'm going to be different. I'm going to do what I want to do. I'd rather chill at my house and be there for the time I actually get to spend with him.''