Liam Hemsworth is ''much happier'' after splitting from Miley Cyrus. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star, who broke up with the singer in September, says he's in a better place now and is moving on. The 23-year-old told The Associated Press: ''These days I feel like I'm more centered and grounded than I've ever been.'' The actor, who met Miley in 2010 on the set of their film The Last Song, admits he's gone through a lot since moving to Hollywood from his native Australia five years ago. He said: ''I've learned so much. The first few years in L.A. were really tough and scary, but I had to figure things out for myself.'' And that meant learning to deal with all the media attention after his engagement to 20-year-old Miley, whose controversial twerking antics were said to be the reason behind their breakup.
Liam said: ''What I always keep in mind is that I know what the truth is and that's all that matters. I know I'm a good person.'' After admitting he's not seeing anyone special, he credits surfing and kickboxing with helping him to escape the pressure and says his co-star Jennifer Lawrence has helped him find balance in his life. He said: ''For a few years I went down a path where I forgot to be in the moment and enjoy the moment. But being around someone like Jen, who is so honest and laughs all day long, I am forced to be in the right now. I'm much happier.''