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Liam Hemsworth reveals why 2013 breakup with Miley Cyrus 'needed to happen'

/ Source: TODAY

In 2012, when Liam Hemsworth was 22 and Miley Cyrus was just 19, the couple decided they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. One year later, they called off the engagement.

CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 27: (L-R) Actors Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus arrive at Australians In Film Awards & Benefit Dinner at InterContinental Hotel on June 27, 2012 in Century City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for AIF)Getty Images file

Now the engagement is rumored to be back on — but Hemsworth isn't letting rumors do the talking where their 2013 split is concerned. In an interview with GQ Australia, the actor opened up about what was behind the breakup.

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"Of course it was hard, man," Hemsworth said of their separation. "But at the time we were going in different directions and it’s just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time — we both needed that."

FILE - JANUARY 21: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are reportedly engaged again after breaking up over two years ago. WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Liam Hemsworth(L) and actress/singer Miley Cyrus arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

As for what got them together in the first place, Hemsworth simply knew what he wanted after meeting Cyrus on the set of their 2010 film "The Last Song."

"I guess when I feel something, then I just feel it and I go for it," he explained. "I make my decisions about what’s going to make me happy, what I think is right and what I want to do — and I don’t worry too much outside of that."

And he's not saying much about where his relationship with Cyrus is now outside of that.

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"People will figure it out, they already have," he hinted. "They’re not dumb."

But if people need a little more info, they can always listen to what Hemsworth's maybe-future father-in-law has to say about it.

Billy Ray Cyrus recently told TODAY that Hemsworth and his daughter are "really happy together right now."

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