Miley Cyrus "wouldn't change" being engaged to ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth from June 2012 until September this year.
The 'Wrecking Ball' star was still a teenager when she accepted 'The Hunger Games' actor's proposal after four years together in June 2012; but although they eventually called off their relationship this September, Miley wouldn't change anything that happened between them.
Speaking on US TV show 'Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013', Miley said: "I don't think I realised what 19 really is and I got engaged at 19.
"I definitely wouldn't change being engaged - it was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years! - but now I just feel like I can actually be happy."
The former 'Hannah Montana' star also said she "was so scared of ever being alone" but now feels like she can face with world without 23-year-old Liam.
She added: "I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year.
"I don't ever want to have to need someone again, where you feel like, without them, you can't be yourself."
When asked if she could see herself getting married and settling down in the future, Miley replied: "I think I'll want that in the time that it needs to be."
The star also said she is happy on her own for now, adding: "I wait for those moments of silence when I'm at my house just by myself."
Miley is currently touring the US as part of the Z100 Jingle Ball 2013.