Who Is Miley Cyrus' Boyfriend? All About Maxx Morando

Get to know Liily drummer Maxx Morando, who has been romantically linked to Miley Cyrus since December 2021

Miley Cyrus's Rumored Boyfriend Maxx Morando
Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty

Miley Cyrus and drummer Maxx Morando are being seen in style.

The two were first linked back in December 2021 when they were photographed getting close backstage during the singer's NBC special Miley's New Year's Eve Party as they held hands and danced to the music.

Though they tend to keep their relationship under wraps, they had been friends for a while before dating, and have a lot in common.

"They are both artistic and creative, so they bond over being musicians," a source told E! News.

Cyrus was previously seen attending the Gucci "Love Parade" fashion show in Los Angeles with Morando in November 2021, and she posted a photo of them together during the event on her Instagram.

In March 2023, Cyrus and Morando made another public appearance together, at the Versace show in Los Angeles.

Read ahead to learn more about Cyrus' boyfriend.

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He's younger than Miley Cyrus

Born in 1998, Morando is six years younger than Cyrus, though their actual birthdays are very close. While Morando is a Scorpio born on Nov. 16, Cyrus is a Sagittarius born on Nov. 23.

He plays multiple instruments

Morando is best known for playing drums, but he can also play guitar, which he showed during an Instagram Live video from 2020. Morando is currently the drummer for a band called Liily, but before that, he was the drummer for the Regrettes from 2015 to 2018.

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He met Miley Cyrus on a blind date

In a cover story interview with British Vogue, the "Flowers" singer detailed the story of how she met the fellow musician.

"We got put on a blind date," said Cyrus. "Well, it was blind for me and not really for him," she clarified to the outlet. "I thought, 'The worst that can happen is I leave.'"

He's also a fashion designer

During an interview with Vogue in September, Cyrus revealed that Morando helped create one of her festival looks alongside designer Shane Kastl.

"This look is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between two of my favorite emerging artists, Maxx Morando and Shane Kastl," she told the publication about one of her outfits. "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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He's been linked to Miley Cyrus since 2021

Though the couple first sparked dating rumors in December 2021, they first stepped out together at the Gucci "Love Parade" fashion show in Los Angeles with Morando in November 2021. That December, the two were seen getting close at Miley's New Year's Eve Party special in Miami.

In April 2022, the two seemingly went public with their romance as they were photographed sharing a passionate kiss out in West Hollywood.

They were later seen together at the Versace show in L.A. in March 2023, posing for photos together and walking the red carpet hand-in-hand.

He worked with Miley Cyrus on Endless Summer Vacation

Morando worked on two tracks — "Handstand" and "Violet Chemistry" — from Cyrus' latest album, Endless Summer Vacation, and he shared a celebratory post about the project on Instagram on March 10.

Miley Cyrus has a special ringtone for him

During her British Vogue cover story interview, the publication noted that the singer received a phone call from Morando. Her ringtone for him is Erykah Badu's "Tyrone," on which she commented, "I call that 'boyfriend sexy ringtone.'"

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