Miley Cyrus has been living in the limelight since her teenage years and young adulthood! Now, we’re taking a look back at her romantic history, from Liam Hemsworth, to Cody Simpson and more.
Throughout most of her life, Miley Cyrus has been under a magnifying glass when it comes to everything from her professional career to her personal life. Over the years, the “Prisoner” singer, 28, has gone through an incredible transformation and has wholly come into her own as a confident, self-assured young woman. But after all of these years, fans are still so fascinated by Miley’s romantic history.
Over the course of her career, Miley has dated in the public eye. Some of her relationships have faced a lot of scrutiny over the years, but through it all, Miley has done everything she can to remain true to herself while transforming into the artist that she is today. Let’s take a look back at her romantic history.
Miley’s first major romance was with her fellow Disney Channel star Nick Jonas. The two officially met in June 2006 and their young love blossomed in the months ahead. Nick and his brothers, Kevin and Joe, even opened for Miley during her Best Of Both Worlds tour between 2007-2008. The romance between the two didn’t last too long, though. By 2007, Miley and Nick went their separate ways, and it wasn’t until they broke up that fans learned that the two had been a low-key item.
Following her relationship with the Jonas Brothers frontman, Miley started dating Justin Gaston. Miley, who was then 16 years old, met Justin, then 20 years old, in early autumn 2008 when Justin was a contestant on Miley’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus‘, show Nashville Star. The two were together for nine months before going their separate ways in June 2009. After their split, Miley flew to Georgia to begin filming The Last Song, where she met the next person on our list!
While filming The Last Song, Miley and her co-star, Liam Hemsworth, quietly began dating. By the time the film premiered in March 2010, the two walked the red carpet together as a couple. After a few years of dating, the couple announced their engagement in June 2012. Unfortunately, the pair called it quits in September 2013. But this wouldn’t be the last time that fans would see the couple together.
During her initial break with Liam, Miley was also linked to a few other famous faces. Shortly after The Last Song couple’s split, Miley was linked to producer Mike Will Made It, as well as Patrick Schwarzenegger, whom she dated in 2014, and Stella Maxwell sometime in 2015. Following her short-lived relationships with the aforementioned stars, Miley rekindled her romance with Liam and the pair became engaged once again.
While they were engaged, the couple endured a great personal loss. During the November 2018 California wildfires, Liam and Miley lost their home. But the couple had a heartwarming event to celebrate not too long after. By December 2018, Miley and Liam officially exchanged their “I dos” after years of their on-again, off-again romance. The two wed in front of friends and family in a small ceremony in Nashville on December 23. Though fans were so happy to see the two finally together, their marriage would not last long.
By August 2019, Liam and Miley’s relationship was officially done for good. The pair moved ahead with divorce proceedings, which was finalized in January 2020. News of the couple’s split also came after photos surfaced of Miley with the next person on our list.
Between August and September 2019, Miley was in a highly-publicized relationship with Kaitlynn Carter. The two, who had been friends for a number of years, were spotted kissing on a yacht during an Italy vacation just as news of Miley’s split became public. The former couple was often seen out and about, and Kaitlynn was even by Miley’s side at the 2019 MTV VMAs. The two went their separate ways by September, and Kaitlynn opened up about the relationship in an incredibly vulnerable essay that she penned in November 2019.
“I went on vacation with a female friend; the next thing I knew, I was in love with her,” Kaitlynn shared. “It just happened,” she confessed, adding, “and it felt exactly right. Reflecting back on our three-year friendship, I realized I’d always been drawn to her in a way I wasn’t with other friends, but until that trip it had never crossed my mind to think of her in a romantic sense.”
Once Miley and Kaitlynn’s relationship was over, she began dating Aussie singer Cody Simpson in October 2019. The former couple was not shy about showing their affection on social media, and often posed for a number of photos for their respective Instagram accounts. Throughout their 10-month relationship, Cody was incredibly supportive of Miley, and their romance truly seemed to blossom before fans’ eyes.
Sadly, the two went their separate ways by the end of the 2020 summer, with Miley confirming the news during an Instagram Live session with fans. “Today it came out that me and my boyfriend have broken up,” she shared during the August 13 session. “Like everybody else at this age, we’re just deciding who we want to be with our lives, what we want to do with our lives. And so, don’t make it some drama story if next week, we’re out, hanging out and getting pizza. We’ve been friends for 10 years, and we’re going to continue to be friends. Just don’t make it something that it is not.”