When Liam Hemsworth auditioned for The Last Song in 2009, he had no idea what would be ahead of him.  Not only did he get the part, but, what started off as an onscreen love interest between him and the ex-Disney tween, Miley Cyrus, eventually led to an off-screen relationship for the two lovebirds.  “She makes me really happy,” the actor tells Details.  “When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.”  And while it’s evident that the Hollywood twosome enjoys each other, not every facet of their relationship is perfect.  When Miley Cyrus joked that she “smokes way too much f-cking weed,” while celebrating her 19th birthday, the video went viral- and Hemsworth was furious.  “She’s in a room full of her best friends,” he said.  “And you have one person who comes in there and videos it.  The poor girl can’t have one night where she can feel safe in her own world.  It’s ridiculous.”

What are appropriate ways to defend your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Not everything is going to be smooth sailing in your relationship, especially when you or your mate is going through a tough situation that draws negative feedback.  However, as long as you both have each other’s back, then that’s all that matters.  Here are a few ways to stand up for your partner when going gets tough:

1.  Say something:  When someone makes a negative comment about your partner, speak up.  It can make a big difference in the face of a rumor.

2.  Back your partner up:  Your sweetheart may not always make the best decisions and may regret certain decisions, but if you love them, have their back anyway.  After all, they’d do the same for you, right?

3.  Stand by me:  There are times when your mate may be the victim of public backlash, and that’s when they will need you the most.  So, instead of fading into the background to avoid humiliation, show your support by being right there with them.

How have you defended your partner?  Share your comments below.