Cyrus sat down with Huffington Post UK and admitted that Spears is the person she calls when she needs “advice and understanding,” especially when it comes to constant media intrusion.
“Everyone goes through a time in their life where they don’t want their picture taken everyday. She just never had that time where she could say ‘I’m going through something right now and need to shut down,'” Cyrus explains. “I also don’t have that, so it’s good to have that one person in my life who gets it.”
Cyrus grew up when Spears was still coming into her own as a pop star, so she saw the 31-year-old experiencing many of the events and troubles she is going through right now in her career. When asked whether Spears is her role model, Cyrus says, “I just think it’s never blaming you or making you feel like ‘you’ve got all this going for you,’ it’s like she knows. Sometimes life just steps in the middle of your career the way life always does for anyone – it’s just ours is a little more 24/7.”