Here’s what we know about Miley Cyrus’s new boyfriend, Maxx Morando

Here’s what we know about Miley Cyrus’s new boyfriend, Maxx Morando
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MILEY CYRUS has been visibly glowing since the release of her hit breakup anthem ‘Flowers‘ — most notably after the Versace fall/winter 2023 fashion show in Los Angeles on March 11, where she also appeared to have gotten closer to her new man.

Cyrus was first linked to musician Maxx Morando in November 2021, when the two sparked romance rumours with a joint appearance at the Gucci Love Parade fashion show. (Cyrus later also shared a photo with Morando from the event on Instagram.)

Rumours further escalated the following month, when Cyrus reportedly danced and held hands with Morando in Miami during her New Year’s Eve Party special for NBC. And by April 2022, the pair seemingly confirmed their romance during an outing in West Hollywood, where the two went all out with PDA.

Though Morando has resolved to keep aspects of his personal life largely private, he, like Cyrus, has had a well-known career in music. In January 2022, a source said to E! News of their connection, “[Morando and Cyrus] are both artistic and creative, so they bond over being musicians.”

Ahead, everything we know so far about Cyrus’s new man.

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How did Miley Cyrus meet Maxx Morando?

Miley Cyrus made a rare comment about new boyfriend Maxx Morando during an interview with British Vogue published on May 18. The multi-hyphenate explained the pair neither met through celeb friends or DM’s. Instead, they were introduced on a classic blind date.

“We got put on a blind date,” Cyrus began, before explaining: “Well, it was blind for me and not really for him.”

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While the 30-year-old began dating her rockstar boyfriend “a couple of summers” ago, Cyrus hadn’t opened up about her new relationship until the British Vogue cover story.

“I thought, ‘The worst that can happen is I leave,’” she said of their first ‘date.’ Suffice to say, the old-fashioned set-up worked out for the best.

Who is Maxx Morando?

While best known as a drummer for Liily (and previously for The Regrettes from 2015 to 2018), Maxx Morando is a versatile musician. He can also play guitar, per an Instagram Live in 2020. He has additionally collaborated with Cyrus to produce two of her songs, ‘Handstand’ and ‘Violet Chemistry,’ from the singer’s latest album, Endless Summer Vacation.

What is the age difference between Maxx Morando and Miley Cyrus?

He’s six years younger than Miley Cyrus. The drummer, born in 1998, is six years Cyrus’s junior at 24 years old. (His birthday also happens to fall exactly a week ahead of the singer’s, on November 16.)

Cyrus and Morando attend the Gucci Love Parade on November 2, 2021. | WWD / GETTY IMAGES

He designed an outfit for Miley

Along with his musical endeavors, the drummer has dabbled in fashion design, with Cyrus as his muse.

Cyrus revealed in September 2021 that Morando contributed cartoon designs on a custom vegan leather set by designer Shane Kastl that Cyrus wore for a performance that month.

“This look is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between two of my favorite emerging artists, Maxx Morando and Shane Kastl,” Cyrus said of the special look in an interview. “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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