The rollercoaster that is Miley Cyrus’s romantic life roars on. Just a few weeks after the “Slide Away” singer ended her relationship with Kaitlynn Carter, she’s moved on to someone else: Australian singer Cody Simpson. Keep in mind that both of these unions happened after Cyrus announced her divorce from Liam Hemsworth in August. I know, a lot is going on.
But back to the romance at hand: Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson. Yes, it seems the speculation that these two were an item actually had some weight. On Tuesday, October 8, Cyrus posted a selfie to Instagram from a hospital bed (she’s being treated for tonsillitis) where she explicitly calls Simpson her boyfriend. “BF coming to visit me at the hospy,” she wrote, before sharing several pics and videos of Simpson cuddling with her and playing the guitar. So, I guess this means things are official?
But how did we get here? Let’s take a look back at how their relationship formed:
February 2012: So, Simpson and Cyrus go way back—they’ve been friends for a while and have both run in the same circles from time to time. But it seems Simpson had a crush on Cyrus that dates back even further. People surfaced an old video in which Simpson says Cyrus was “his childhood celebrity crush” and confessed that he “knew all the words to her songs, I’m not gonna lie—I’m not ashamed about it at all.”
December 2015: Over the years, Simpson and Cyrus have struck up a pretty close-knit friendship. Simpson talked about how tight they were in 2015, telling GQ Australia, “Miley is one of my best friends and she helps with some of that transitional stuff—trying to escape your childhood. She’s super open-minded and I’m working on becoming more like that.”