Miley Cyrus has denied she is engaged to The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth, claiming a ring she is wearing on her wedding finger is actually Topaz and not a sign the pair are set to marry. The rumor mill went into overdrive when the 19-year-old was spotted wearing the huge piece of jewellery while she and Hemsworth attended Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night Xviii at the weekend.
Just days before the event, Miley had sparked speculation by posting a snap of her manicured left hand while simultaneously showing off the giant ring. However, despite sources claiming the pair are set to marry, Miley told Twitter followers on Monday (March 26, 2012), "I'm not engaged. I've worn this ring on this finger since November! People just wanna find something to talk about! It's topaz people!". Miley and Liam first met on the set of the 2009 movie The Last Song and began dating shortly afterwards. Though some had cynically suggested Cyrus had worn the ring to take the attention off her boyfriend Liam, the singer told Access Hollywood at the Los Angeles Premiere of The Hunger Games that she was truly proud of him, saying, "This year has just been amazing and Liam deserves it.There are so many people out there that I think don't even know what he's capable of and I can't wait until people see it!".
Hemsworth and his co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence are almost certain to see their Hollywood stock skyrocket in the coming few months and all three are likely to sign on for the remaining two movies in the Hunger Games franchise.