Miley Cyrus and longterm boyfriend Liam Hemsworth quietly tied the knot in a low-key wedding at their Nashville home back in December 2018. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the musician revealed that it was the Woolsey fire and the loss of their Malibu house that intensely bonded the couple and made them realize they should get married. However, Cyrus had another, slightly more philosophical reason for getting married. She said that although her wedding was “kind of out of character” for her, she wanted to make a statement about love as a queer person.

Cyrus hopes that her relationship with Hemsworth echoes her personal doctrine, which is that “people fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever.”

Cyrus also supplied the publication with a personal essay where she expanded on the topics they touched upon in the interview.

She qualified that last line by saying, “PS: Straight women are badass, too.”

We dig her introspection and rejection of the narrow-minded nonsense that often surrounds marriage. As the old adage goes, she’s just being Miley.