Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson: Childhood celebrity crush to BFFs, why did the pair split in less than a year?

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson: Childhood celebrity crush to BFFs, why did the pair split in less than a year?
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Singer Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson have officially called it quits on their relationship after being together for less than a year. The news of their breakup came just hours ahead of the premiere of her new song 'Midnight Sky'.

While their hot and steamy relationship appeared out of nowhere, the two musicians have been friends for years. Simpson is one of the remarkable youth brands in music. According to IMDb, His breakout album Surfer's Paradise debuted #10 on the Billboard Top 200, and Cody has appeared on Billboard's 21 Under 21 List four years in a row. 'Home to Mama', a single released with Justin Bieber in 2014, garnered over 1M mentions in just one day on Twitter, reaching #1 on the Billboard Social 50 and Trending 140 charts. Simpson always had a thing for Miley, as in an 2012 interview he revealed that he had a crush on her.


Here is the timeline of their relationship.

Cyrus was Simpson's childhood celebrity crush

Back in February 2012, Simpson revealed in one of his interviews with Fuse, "Miley Cyrus has always been my childhood celebrity crush. I knew all the words to her songs. I'm not going to lie. I'm not ashamed about it at all." He continued, "I was a big Miley Cyrus fan. I think she will be forever the most dateable Disney star."


When Simpson said that Cyrus is one of his 'best friends'

Simpson always adored Cyrus. During his interview with GQ Australia, the singer credited his family for keeping him grounded and Cyrus for helping his journey to fame. 
"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," Simpson said on December 7, 2015.


When Cyrus confirmed their relationship

After Miley's split with husband Liam Hemsworth and later with reality star Kaitlyn Carter, Cyrus was spotted with her long time friend Simpson. Later, on October 4, 2019, TMZ published a video of the musicians kissing, where Cyrus leans over and kisses Simpson on the lips in Los Angeles's Backyard Bowl. Soon, people started slamming Cyrus for moving on so quickly in life, but Miley defended herself on Twitter and said, "I know the public feels invested in my past relationship because they felt like they saw it thru from the beginning," she said, adding, "But I am grown now and make choices as an adult knowing the truth/details/reality."


She also posted photos of Simpson on her social media stories, spilling the beans on her new relationship. She even shared one of the screenshots from TMZ's video and wrote, "Can a girl not get a f***ing acai bowl and a morning makeout session in peace?!?!" Cyrus also shared a black and white photo of Simpson and wrote, "22, Australian (my type), Abs, Hot Girl Fall," adding check-mark emojis after each line.


When Simpson visited Miley in hospital

On October 9, 2019, Cyrus was hospitalized for tonsillitis and Simpson visited her with roses and his guitar. She even shared a series of photographs on her Instagram story where Simpson was seen holding a guitar and roses. According to Insider, Cyrus also posted a video of Simpson serenading her. She wrote, "This sweeeeeet guy came to visit at the hospital and sang the sweeeeeetest song he just wrote for me," adding a black heart emoji. Cyrus continued, "It's too special to only be heard in full by my ears so I am currently pressuring him to DROP IT next week... & it's working."


When the couple got inked together

In October last year, they debuted their new tattoos, Simpson chose a skull on his chest while Miley opted for rock and roll heart on her arm. Later, in March 2020 the couple again went for a tattoo but this time they got a matching one in anticipation of Simpson's book, 'Prince Neptune'.

When Simpson and Cyrus showed off their dance moves

The couple teamed up to show off a choreographed dance routine on TikTok. Cyrus donned a blue string bikini in the video while Simpson was seen wearing swim trunks. "If we can't get back to work..... let's get back to WERK," Cyrus captioned the post. 


When they ended their relationship

On August 13, 2020, sources told TMZ that the couple has officially changed their paths. Sources close to the former couple told TMZ that they split within the last few weeks, and it's unclear right now what led to the breakup.

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