Australian actor Liam Hemsworth has recently praised his ex-fiancee, pop star Miley Cyrus.
According to a report in New York Post's Page Six, the 24-year-old Hunger Games star was overheard gushing about his former fiancée over dinner with friends at restaurant Puny in Portofino, Italy.
Hemsworth said he and Cyrus would "always be best friends" and they had "an instantaneous and powerful connection."
"Liam kept raving about how amazing she was, how much they clicked and understood everything about each other. He also said they bought a lot of furniture but he had to leave it behind when they broke up and he got his new place, which was furnished," the source revealed.
Hemsworth and Cyrus met on the set of Nicholas Sparks film The Last Song, in 2009. In 2012, Hemsworth proposed to Cyrus with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane diamond ring.
The couple made their last public appearance together at the premiere of his film Paranoia at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles, before Hemsworth officially announced his split from the Wrecking Ball singer.
In an interview with Elle magazine, the We Can't Stop singer confessed that she thought she would die without her Disney career and Hemsworth.
"When I went through a really intense breakup — you know, I was engaged — and when I was with him [Hemsworth] or when I was on Disney, the thing that gave me the most anxiety was not knowing what to do with myself when Disney wasn't there to carry me anymore or if I didn't have him.
"And now I'm free of both of those things, and I'm fine. Like, I lay in bed at night by myself and I'm totally okay, and that's so much stronger than the person three years ago, who would have thought they would have died if they didn't have a boyfriend," Cyrus said.