Miley Cyrus' new romance came in like a wrecking ball!
A source exclusively tells E! News that she is dating Liily drummer Maxx Morando. "She's happily dating Maxx," the insider shares. "It's official between them."
Maxx, 23, and Miley, 29, have been hanging out a lot and have mutual friends, a second source tells E! News. "They are both artistic and creative, so they bond over being musicians," per the insider.
In fact, he was in Miami to support the superstar while she hosted Miley's New Year's Eve Party for NBC.
"He was backstage with Miley and Pete at the New Year's Eve rehearsals and taping having a good time with them," the second source says, adding, "They were are all super friendly with one another and seemed to have a great night."
The two also looked like rock royalty with their fashionable outfits.
For the special occasion, the "Prisoner" singer dazzled in a metallic blue fringe dress that featured larger-than-life yellow feathers. As for Maxx? He wore a burgundy suit paired with a collared sweater.
The couple has yet to publicly comment on their romance. But even though Miley and Maxx are keeping their lips sealed on their relationship, the former Disney Channel star previously gushed over the Liily musician.
Speaking to Vogue in September about her unique festival looks, Miley shared insight into a custom design that Maxx and designer Shane Kastl created, which featured a wildly vibrant print of cartoon monsters by her now-boyfriend.
"This look is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between two of my favorite emerging artists, Maxx Morando and Shane Kastl," she told the magazine. "Their collaboration is the perfect example of sustainability becoming the next fashion phase, and it proves that anything can be reinvented, which resonates with me deeply."
Miley's relationship comes more than a year after she and Cody Simpson decided to call it quits in August 2020. The Hannah Montana alum addressed her love life that same month during an Instagram Live.
"A year ago, almost to this exact date, the media tried to tell my story for me and control my narrative, and I'm just not accepting that," she said, referring to her divorce from Liam Hemsworth. They split in August 2019.
She then opened up about her breakup with Cody.
"So today, it came out that me and my boyfriend have broken up," she said. "It was confirmed by a 'reliable source' even though no one is reliable in a relationship except the two individuals that are participating in it."
"But, for right now, two halves can't make a whole and we're individually just working on ourselves to become the people that we wanna be," Miley added. "Like everybody else at this age, we're just deciding who we wanna be with our lives, what we wanna do with our lives. And so, don't make it some drama story if next week we're out hanging out or getting pizza. We've been friends for 10 years and we're gonna continue to be friends."
In May, Cody shared rare details about why they went their separate ways after dating for about a year.
"We went from being good friends, to just having a lot of the same friends, to being together for a while," he told Australia's 60 Minutes. "Everything ended fairly amicably, and it was just one of those phases, I guess. You go through [it] and you learn a lot from it."