While Australian actor and ‘Hunger Games’ star Liam Hemsworth got his start on soap operas, he probably never expected he’d be part of one himself.

But as the new fiance of Miley Cyrus — whose very public growing pains have resulted in battles with both her family and the press — he might want to get used to the drama that follows one of the world’s biggest stars.

The pair met and began dating while co-starring in the 2009 film ‘The Last Song,’ and while it wasn’t always smooth sailing, he popped the question with a 3.5-carat diamond ring earlier this summer.

“She’s an extremely strong, intelligent, supportive person,” Hemsworth told Men’s Health about his superstar girlfriend.

Miley is probably glad for some of that strength right about now — on Wednesday, a semi-nude photo of her popped up on the web, becoming the latest in a series of sorta-scandals the 19-year-old singer and actress has weathered.

But at least these days, she’s not weathering them alone. In fact, Hemsworth has helped her through a number of small fiascoes, most recently surrounding a penis cake she got him for his birthday. That’s love!

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