Lately everyone is obsessed with Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth—and honestly, we can’t blame ’em. From the couple’s impromptu living room wedding in December to Miley’s adorable happy birthday love letter to Liam, it’s obvious that they’re full-on head over heels in love with each other. And during an interview with the Today show, published on Friday (but airing on Sunday), Hemsworth opened up about the moment he knew it was time to propose—again—to Cyrus.
“We’ve been through so much together over the last 10 years, so [I] felt like it was time,” he said in the interview. “I feel really happy and really fortunate to be with such a great person.”
But the couple we know and love to love almost didn’t happen—because they almost didn’t meet in the first place, Hemsworth said. He shared the crazy story of getting cast at the very last second for the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Last Song, where he ultimately met and starred alongside Miley, who played rebel teenager Ronnie Miller.
The Australian native, whose three-month visa was expiring at the time, wasn’t originally cast for the part of Will Blakelee. But as fate would have it, it didn’t work out for the other actor. “My agent calls me like, whispering, like ‘You’ve got to go to Disney right now. It’s not working out with the other guy,” he said. “You’ve got to go in and read with Miley again’…I come in and everyone starts clapping like, ‘We should have gone with you first!'”
The now-newlyweds eventually fell hard for each other, just like their on-screen characters. I mean, just look at this clip Hemsworth posted on Friday.
“It’s sort of weird how it all comes together, and then 10 years later I’m here, married,” Hemsworth said.
Just further proof that fate is a very strange and wonderful thing.