Singer Miley Cyrus and her Aussie actor-boyfriend of 3 years, Liam Hemsworth are now engaged. He popped the question along with a nice diamond engagement ring that was specially designed to reflect the beau’s and the lady’s tastes. It was as “3.5-carat diamond set in an 18-karat gold band, featuring carved diamond floral motifs in an art nouveau pattern.” She is 19 and he is 22.
While a lot of people are just rolling their eyes thinking that the couple is just too young to get engaged in today’s world, we cannot really say that because they are young, their relationship will not last in case they get married and that they just wasted their money on a nice engagement ring.
My mother was only 18 when she married my father and they are still together. Kim Kardashian was 30-something when she married Kris Humphries in a lavish wedding ceremony and theirs lasted only 72 days because it ended in divorce. So who can tell right?
It is not the glamorous scenes or the pompous celebrations that make a marriage work. It is the values that the two people who got into marriage uphold. If they think that their marriage is for keeps, they will try to make it work and not give up at the slightest hint of a problem. But well, given the surroundings of the young couple, they will need a lot of sound marital advice to help keep them going.
I can only say congratulations and wishes for a happy marriage to Miley and Liam.