Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are still engaged.

Although the couple recently went through a rocky period and Miley, 20, has been spotted without her engagement ring, friends insist they still plan to get married but not in the near future.

A source told E! News: ''They live together; the wedding is not off.

''You can't postpone a wedding that never had a date in the first place. Their plan all along was to wait a couple of years before even thinking about a date.

''She just doesn't wear [her ring] sometimes. People shouldn't read too much into that.''

However, even Miley's father recently admitted he is unsure about the status of their relationship.

When asked if they will get married, Billy Ray said: ''I don't know. I know as I was writing a book, I wanted to keep that particular moment [Miley's wedding] as open-ended as possible. I didn't know the answer.''

However, Billy Ray insists Miley and 23-year-old Liam are still ''great friends''.

He added: ''They're young, they're kids, the great news is they;re great friends, they're really good friends.

''I play it by ear, I know whatever's meant to be that's the way it's going to happen.''