Miley Cyrus just announced to the world that she is bisexual, and the singer may soon have another big announcement — her first public girlfriend.
Just two months after breaking up with Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miley has been spotted with Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell. They have been spending a lot of time and doing a lot of traveling together, and sources say that Miley and Stella are indeed a couple.
“They hold hands and hug and are very comfortable together,” a source told the New York Daily News. “They’re definitely together.”
The pair haven’t exactly been quiet about their relationship. Miley and Stella have shared pictures on their Instagram feeds and have taken some trips together, including a visit to Las Vegas and to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Miley Cyrus recently opened up about her sexuality, saying she knew at 14 that she was attracted to girls as well as boys. But as star of Hannah Montana and a legion of young followers, Miley said she knew she couldn’t be public about it.
“People never really looked at it, and I never brought it into the spotlight,” she said in an interview with Paper magazine.
Miley said it was difficult talking to her parents about it.
“I remember telling [my mom] I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys,” Miley shared, saying it was difficult for her mom to process at first. “And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.”
Miley also admitted that she has been in relationships with girls before.
She said: “There are times in my life where I’ve had boyfriends or girlfriends. And there are times where I just love being with myself and don’t want to give part of myself away to someone else… I think that’s a new freedom for women, especially.”
Miley Cyrus may have dated girls in the past, but those relationships were never public — and technically her current one isn’t, either. Though Miley and Stella Maxwell have been seen together on a number of dates, they have yet to go public with their romance.
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