The 1 Way Cody Simpson Really Shows His Love for Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson have become one of the Internet’s most popular couples very quickly. Their romance seemingly came out of nowhere; Cyrus and her ex, Liam Hemsworth, announced their divorce in August 2019, and Cyrus moved on quickly. First, she was romancing Kaitlynn Carter (who had just split from Brody Jenner), but then, things with Simpson heated up. And believe it or not, the two seem totally in love.

Gigi Hadid, Miley Cyrus, Cody Simpson
Gigi Hadid stands between Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson in 2015 | Charley Gallay/Getty Images for the Daily Front Row

Cyrus and Simpson have known each other for years

The romance between Simpson and Cyrus might have been brewing for a long time. Believe it or not, in 2012 (as Simpson was just starting to gain notoriety), he revealed that Cyrus was his celebrity crush. But the two actually became close friends a few years later. Simpson told GQ Australia in 2015 that Cyrus was one of his “best friends.” He said, “She helps with some of that transitional stuff—trying to escape your childhood. She’s super open-minded and I’m working on becoming more like that.” After that, though, there was hardly mention of the two spending time together again.

The couple’s romance has heated up quickly

Cyrus tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Liam Hemsworth back in December 2018, and it was everything fans ever wanted. The two met more than a decade ago while on the set of “The Last Song” and finally wed after years together. But in August 2019, they announced their divorce. Cyrus was then spotted spending time with Kaitlynn Carter, but once that ended, she moved on quickly to Simpson. Their romance seemed to come out of nowhere, and though some thought it would be short lived, it’s proving to have turned into more than anyone expected. They’ve practically been inseparable since they got together, and they definitely haven’t been shy about their PDA.

Simpson shows his love for Cyrus by keeping her as his phone background

Though Simpson has shown affection for Cyrus in various ways (who can forget the poem he wrote about her?), he does have another, lesser-known way of showing love for his new woman. Simpson changed his phone background to a childhood picture of Cyrus. He posted an Instagram story of the background, and though he doesn’t explicitly say who it is, Cyrus’ features are still all the same, so it’s obvious that it’s her. Through all their sometimes-inappropriate PDA, they definitely do have genuine feelings for each other.  

Young Miley Cyrus
A young Miley Cyrus serves as Cody Simpson’s phone wallpaper. | Cody Simpson via Instagram

It’s unclear if the relationship will last

Though the two are clearly smitten with each other, it’s hard to tell if something like this will actually last. When they first started dating, fans just assumed it was a fling that would fizzle out quickly. However, short-term dating has led to a few unexpected marriages in the celebrity world (Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, etc.), so it’s possible that this is the real deal for Cyrus and Simpson. Cyrus turned 27 on November 23, but Simpson is still only 22, so they are likely just having fun. Time will tell if it’s meant to be or not.