Miley Cyrus defends teenage engagement

London: Singer Miley Cyrus has come out in defence of her engagement with actor Liam Hemsworth at a young age.

"Life is too short not to be with the person you want to be with. I don`t really care about the wedding or the piece of paper as much as I do the promise we`ve made to each other. And we want to have a long engagement," Cyrus,19, told Marie Claire magazine, reports

Cyrus admits it was a "complete surprise" when 22-year-old Hemsworth proposed her and she loves her antique diamond engagement ring.

She added, "I just love that it`s old and has a story... and I`m happy because it doesn`t look like anything else I wear."