“She was a wonderful person,” Schwarzenegger told Stern. “She has this career side where she has to be a little bit out there because she grew up in a music family. So what? It didn’t bother me, Patrick had a wonderful experience a great relationship, and then the whole thing eventually fell apart.”
Cyrus and Patrick broke up in April. “They’re just in two different places in their lives — he’s in college and she’s focused on her music and career,” a source told PEOPLE at the time of the split.
But the elder Schwarzenegger has fond memories of Cyrus. He said she spent some time with the family in Sun Valley, Idaho during the holidays. According to the former California governor, Cyrus spent hours playing with the family’s little kids, buying them presents and hanging out in the snow.
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