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Miley: I Got Engaged Because I Was "So Scared of Ever Being Alone"

Courtesy ABCWhen Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth got engaged in 2012, may predicted that it wouldn't last, because Miley was jut 19 at the time.  They ended up splitting up this year, and now, she admits that if she and the actor did move too quickly with their relationship, it was only because she was afraid.

In an advance clip from Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013, Miley tells Walters, "I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year. I don't ever want to have to need someone again, where you feel like, without them, you can't be yourself."

That's not to say that Miley didn't love the Hunger Games actor, and she says she doesn't regret the engagement.  "I don't think I realized what 19 truly is, and I got engaged at 19, and I definitely wouldn't change being engaged," she tells Walters. "It was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years.  But now, I just feel like I can actually be happy. I wait for those moments of silence, when I'm just at my house, by myself."

You can see the full interview when Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 airs Wednesday night on ABC.

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