Miley and Lily were the envy of all middle school and high school friendships. We watched them grow up together on Hannah Montana while Miley dealt with living a double life, with Lily by her side through it all. But did that friendship carry over off-screen?
It's been years since Hannah Montana had its final episode and Miley and Lily said goodbye.
Miley Cyrus and Emily Osment, who played Lily, are clearly not the BFFs they played on screen. If you take a look at their social media, they never appear together, and they don't seem to be super close. But were Miley and Emily ever really friends in real life, and do they still keep in touch?
Emily stole the last line of Hannah Montana.
In her autobiography, Miles to Go, published just after the ending of Hannah Montana in 2009, Miley was honest about the struggles she faced in her friendship with Emily off-screen. While they played each other's ride-or-die best friends, in real life, things were a lot tenser than they seemed.
Miley admitted there was a tension on set, where the young actors felt like they were competing with each other. Emily had previous acting gigs before her role on Hannah Montana, while Miley was a little less experienced, despite playing the show's main character.
But that doesn't change the fact that they grew up together, and Miley says she still has some fond memories with Emily, despite their differences.
That tension between them, however, clearly carried on after the show's end. In a reply-tweet from a fan, Emily admitted she ad-libbed the last line of the show so she would have the last word.
"I ad libbed that so I could have the last line of the whole series," she tweeted. The series was supposed to end with Miley saying "I love you," but Emily added Lily's "I know" to end the show.
Clearly, there was bad blood to the end, which didn't help their already-tense friendship.
Miley and Emily don't follow each other on Instagram.
It's likely that while the two tried to remain friendly, they're not in touch at all today. A quick search shows that they don't even follow each other on Instagram, so it's hard to believe that they actually keep up in real life.
For the first few years after the show ended, they made it a point to be kind to each other publicly. When the Hannah Montana cast had a reunion years later, sans Miley, Emily sent love to her former co-star.
"Love these boys. Obviously missing our girl!" Emily captioned her post of the reunion with former cast members Mitchell Musso, Moises Arias, and Jason Earles. "After all these years we still come back to each other and talk about how much fun we had growing up together in front of the world during the most awkward stage of life and we couldn’t have done it without all of you tuning in."
Miley replied on Twitter, saying "Miss you ! Wish I could've been with my "family" to celebrate .... love you so much."
While there's no public fallout or dramatic ending to their friendship, there's really no chance of seeing them hanging out IRL like they did on the show. This also probably doesn't help the already slim chance of a Hannah Montana reboot, but that doesn't mean it's ruled out completely.
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