Miley Cyrus is skipping the MTV VMAs for the first time, and she has a valid reason for doing so.

Apparently, her love for Liam Hemsworth and their dogs made Cyrus decide not to attend VMAs 2016. It can be recalled that her twerking with Robin Thicke in VMAs 2013 was the reason for their breakup back then. The raunchy routine with Thicke generated hundreds of thousands of tweets per minute at the time. However, it also cost Cyrus her relationship with Hemsworth.

The 23-year-old singer seems to be avoiding any conflict with the Hunger Games actor, especially now that they are rumored to be in the planning stages of their wedding. Cyrus explained her reason of not attending the VMAs 2016. The singer shared on Instagram a photo of her and her dog. Cyrus, clad in workout clothes, told her fans that she will be skipping VMAs 2016 because she is busy with yoga and her dogs.

Sorry I can't make it to the VMAzzz I am toooo busy at home doing yoga & making out w my dogs! 👅💖✌️

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Since she rekindled her romance with Hemsworth, many noticed that Cyrus has made major lifestyle changes. People magazine reported that the singer had avoided partying since she and the actor got reunited.

“Miley is doing yoga and seems very healthy. She rarely parties and is taking better care of herself,” People quoted a source saying. The insider added Miley Cyrus is enjoying living a low-key life right now.

The Wrecking Ball singer hosted the VMAs last year. MTV VMAs 2016 has given up the traditional host feature altogether this year. Cyrus also reminisced her time as VMAs host in a throwback photo she shared on IG.

#HappyVMAs #throwback #host

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Cyrus made several memorable moments in the past years of VMAs. In 2014, Cyrus grabbed headlines when she brought a homeless 22-year-old as her date to raise awareness about a cause. Miley Cyrus‘ date Jesse accepted the singer’s Video of the Year Award on her behalf. He also shared his story of being a homeless youth.

MTV VMAs 2016 will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden at 9 p. m. ET/PT on Sunday (Aug. 28). This is the first time that MTV is handing out Moonmen at MSG.

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