Cyrus Smiles Through The Pain

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August 31, 2010 | 11:10am EST

Miley Cyrus proved she’s put the heartache of her recent split from Liam Hemsworth firmly behind her – by laughing and joking with photographers in New York.

The 17-year-old Hannah Montana star was said to be devastated last week after it emerged her romance with the Australian actor had come to an end.

But the singer/actress showed she’s already moving on from the break-up – she touched down in the Big Apple on Monday and was seen roaring with laughter with her mom Tish and a friend as they walked through the terminal at JFK Airport.

Wearing a t-shirt, cardigan, cut-off denim shorts, and designer sunglasses, Cyrus – who met Hemsworth on the set of their movie The Last Song – also shared a joke with snappers as they took photos of her arrival.

An onlooker tells WENN, “Miley looked the picture of happiness, you’d never believe she was getting over a relationship break-up. She couldn’t stop laughing and smiling. She’s not the sort of girl to get too down about breaking up with a man – she knows there’s plenty more fish in the sea.”

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