"My parents are a little loco," admits Cyrus, 17, at the press conference for her upcoming drama The Last Song. "We have five [kids] and my mom and my dad and my grandma plus like my 10,000 dogs – so if you love me after you see my lifestyle then you're good. You're a keeper."
That's what she considers her costar and real-life boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, 20, who she realized was more than a costar when she found herself playing "stupid" games.
"I think when you're trying to play it cool and you're like, 'Oh, I won't text back for like the next hour,' that's when you know it's more serious," says Cyrus. "You have no idea how many times I was like, 'Oh he called. I'm not going to call back tomorrow.' When it gets confusing and you're over thinking it, you must really like someone."
One thing Miley is so over? The Twitter-verse, which she quit last fall and has no plans of joining again soon.
"I'm a lot less on my phone. I'm a little bit more social," she says. "I have real friends as opposed to friends on the internet that I'm talking to which is not cool, not safe, not fun – and most likely not real."
And she's encouraging those around her to detach from social media too. "I feel like I hang out with my friends and they're so busy taking pictures of what they're doing to post on Facebook and not really enjoying what they're doing," Cyrus says. "I think just enjoy the moment you're in. Stop telling people about it. Enjoy it for yourself."