It’s pretty much any big brother’s job to protect their little sis, right? And the same goes for Trace and Miley Cyrus! The bassist, who’s 4 years older than the Hannah Montana star, just revealed to Us Weekly that he didn’t want to like her husband, Liam Hemsworth, at first because he was so worried he would hurt her. But ultimately, the Australian hunk won him over.

“I love him,” the 30-year-old gushed about the Last Song actor. “I mean, any time you have some guy dating your sister, you want to be the big brother — the bully — and hate on him, but he such a great guy. I love him. He’s awesome.”

Awww, how sweet is that? As fans know, Miley and Liam fell in love on set of the Nicholas Sparks’ movie in 2009, and they tied the knot almost 10 years later. The couple had a low-key wedding in Nashville on December 23, 2019, and boy, was it magical.

As for Trace, he’s gearing up to get married himself! He announced on December 7, 2019, that he had asked his girlfriend, Taylor Lauren Sanders, to marry him.

“It’s weird because Miley is now married, I’m engaged and my little brother [Braison] is now engaged too. It’s weird, we’re all getting to that next stage of our lives. We’re growing up, it’s weird,” the Metro Station member continued to Us Weekly.

And Trace’s fiancée, who’s a 25-year-old singer and Instagram model, is a huge fan of Miley and Liam’s relationship too.

“They’ve been together since she was 16. It’s hard to break that bond.” Taylor told Hollywood Life. “From an outsiders perspective, I’ve met them both, obviously. She’s just so cool and chill and down to earth and I feel like he’s like that too. They just fit perfectly together. They’re both just so cool and so nice and just down to earth people.”

We honestly love how close they all are.

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