You may recognize Moises Arias, 20, from ‘Hannah Montana,’ but he’s now under hot water for photos that have surfaced of him in bed with 13-year-old Willow Smith! So who is he? Get to know him below.
When a picture surfaced on May 6 of Willow Smith lounging in a bed with a shirtless Moises Arias, the world all began wondering who he was. While he stars on TV and movies, he’s actually also a director — and has worked with Willow’s mother, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Moises Arias Facts — Who Is Willow Smith’s New Friend?
1. He is famous for his role as Rico on Hannah Montana, but actually guest starred first on Selena Gomez‘s Wizards of Waverly Place! However, in 2013 he starred in Ender’s Game, calling the roll his official “graduation” from kids TV shows and movies.
2. He’s worked with Willow Smith’s mother, Jada Pinkett Smith. As you know, Jada’s in a band called Wicked Wisdom. In Nov. 2013, the music video for their song “Stuck” came out — and Moises directed it!
3. Moises has a ton of famous friends. He went to Coachella with Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Selena, and of course the Smiths. Jaden Smith is considered “family” to him, on Instagram pics of him.
4. He is still close with Miley Cyrus. After Hannah Montana, he stayed in touch with the cast. “They’re like family, and Miley’s an incredibly talented person. She has found her own name and her own style and some people enjoy it, some people don’t. But really she’s just making a new image and I respect that she’s always been herself and that’s something I admire,” he said in an interview.
5. When he was ten, he started making videos and developed a passion for directing. He plans to do much more of that in the future even though he loves being in front of the camera, too.
HollywoodLifers — do you think Moises and Willow are dating?
— Emily Longeretta