Get your tissue box out, peeps, 'cause this is going to be a wet one. Yes, 16-year-old Miley Cyrus and 20-year-old model Justin Gaston have officially broken up, according to E! News.
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I'm sure most of you are thinking, "It's about time." And, honestly, so am I. I knew this relationship wouldn't last more than a few months. It's almost as predictable as the sun coming out each day or Wisconsin's dog wanting a yummy snack every five minutes. I even saw my friend yawn as he took in the news. Yeah, I don't think anyone believes in young love anymore, not that we ever really did. I mean, we don't really start waking up until we're at least 19...right?
Sigh. Okay, let me stop with all of this bullshiznit.
Seeing the headline, "Miley and Justin are Over" broke my heart. I wanted them to last. I wanted them to be together for decades so that they could prove all of us wrong. Nothing is impossible. Nothing. I loved looking at pictures of them and thinking how in love they seemed. Looking at her made me think of myself years ago before I thought about exes, past hurt, and heartache. She made me think of the time when nothing else mattered but the way I felt for someone, even if they were idealistic or a little too old. Things used to not matter so much to me and the people I know.
Let's be real. Miley and Justin are young and probably weren't right for each other. Duh. But, who are we to judge and make comments regarding their relationship just because of their age? Maybe, deep down, we're a little jealous. Jealous of how life used to be when a woman gave me flowers and I didn't check to make sure they were the ones I liked because all that mattered was the kind gesture. They could have been dirty weeds, but I saw them as gold. Yes, I used to be floored from the insides out by the smallest things, even a kiss blown my way.
For real -- I miss those days. Mucho. But, there are always bigger and brighter ones to come. Of course Miley and Justin will move on and fall head over heels again. But, I'm also sure that the love they have for each other will always have a special place in their hearts.
Keep lovin' and dreamin'.