Miley Cyrus Celebrates Ellen DeGeneres' Birthday With 'Coming Out' Earrings
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Stopping by 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to perform 'Nothing Breaks Like a Heart' with Mark Ronson, the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker explains why she chose to wear the unique accessories.

AceShowbiz - Miley Cyrus celebrated Ellen DeGeneres on her 61st birthday by wearing special earrings that paid tribute to the TV host.

The singer stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Monday, January 28, sporting the touching accessories, which featured tiny versions of the 1997 Time magazine cover story, in which DeGeneres came out as a lesbian, revealing, "Yep, I'm Gay" in the publication's headline.

During her appearance, the 26-year-old performed her track "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart", alongside Mark Ronson.

"These are my special birthday earrings for Ellen," Cyrus said following the performance. "One of the million reasons why you are just inspiring and I'm always happy to be here and be on your show."

DeGeneres' big reveal in 1997 came ahead of her title character on the sitcom Ellen disclosing her sexuality, which is still considered one of the most groundbreaking moments in pop culture.

"When I decided to have my character on the show come out, I knew I was going to have to come out too," DeGeneres said in the cover story at the time. "But I didn't want to talk about it until the show was done... I never wanted to be the spokesperson for the gay community. Ever. I did it for my own truth."

She added, "I don't think I could have done this a long time ago, and I don't think people would have accepted it as readily as they do now. Now I feel comfortable with myself, and I don't have to be fearful about something damaging my career if it gets out, because now I'm in control of it - sort of. No one can hurt me now."

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