Miley Cyrus's Boyfriend, Maxx Morando, is a Younger Musician

Shannon Raphael - Author

Feb. 9 2024, Updated 2:12 p.m. ET

Maxx Morando and Miley Cyrus sit together at the 66th Grammy Awards.
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Ever since her split from Liam Hemsworth in August 2019, after 10 years of on-and-off dating, Miley Cyrus's romantic life has been spotlighted. A month after breaking up with Liam, Miley was spotted kissing The Hills's Kaitlynn Carter, then moved on to date Australian musician Cody Simpson until August 2020.

Miley then broke the internet with a pandemic dating update she gave on The Howard Stern Show, admitting "I do a lot of FaceTime sex."

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Since then, a lot has changed in Miley's life. Not only did she bring Bob Mackie's dress "alive," as the designer put it, during her 2024 Grammy performance, but the event marked Miley’s first and second time winning a Grammy (for her hit song “Flowers"). It also confirmed for fans that she and Maxx Morando are still together and seem to be taking their relationship to the next level.

Rumors of the two dating first sparked in 2021. But wait, who is Maxx Morando anyway? Here's everything to know.

Who is Miley dating? Get to know her boyfriend, Maxx Morando.

Maxx Morando and Miley Cyrus sit together at the 66th Grammy Awards.
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Maxx Morando and Miley Cyrus sit together at the 66th Grammy Awards.

Maxx Morando, 25, is the drummer for the rock band Liily. The two reportedly met because of one of Miley's 2021 appearances in Vogue, where she credited the artist for part of her fashion choice. She said: "This look is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between two of my favorite emerging artists, Maxx Morando and Shane Kastl. 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.”

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A source told US in early 2022 that the couple is "still getting to know each other," and that “They’re having fun and have been spending a lot of time together. They're exploring things and seeing where it goes."

That same year, the pair shared a kiss in West Hollywood, perhaps to let everyone know there was something going on. Fast forward to February 2024, and a source shared with People that Miley and Maxx are now living together!

The pair seem to be very happy as Miley gave him a shoutout while accepting her notable award and were later captured at their table sharing a sweet kiss.

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The source also revealed to People that “Miley has changed a lot in the past couple of years. She seems more calm and harmonious. Everyone loves Maxx. He’s a great guy. She is very happy with him. He’s private and doesn’t like being in the press. It’s been good for her.”

Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando kissing at the 2024 Grammy Awards
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Who has Miley dated before?

Miley broke up with Cody Simpson in the summer of 2020, though romance rumors between the two had been going on since 2014.

They ultimately dated for almost a year until they eventually decided to go their separate ways in order to "individually just [work] on [them]selves to become the people that [they] wanna be," Miley told TMZ.

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Miley also told the outlet that she and Cody had been friends for 10 years before becoming romantic, and that their breakup wouldn't get in the way of their friendship. "Right now, two halves can't make a whole," she said.

In the viral conversation she had with Howard Stern short months after her breakup from Cody, Miley explained that she's "not a free bird." "I love structure," she revealed. "Structure keeps me safe and keeps me my best and I love to be anchored and weighted by people. I don't want to be friends with feathers, I want you to be like, cement for me."

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