In an interview Thursday morning with Ryan Seacrest for his radio show, “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” Seacrest asked Miley Cyrus if she was dating model Justin Gaston.
“Why do you want to know?” Cyrus countered. “Do you have a crush on me?”
Cyrus didn’t confirm she is with the handsome 20-year-old, but when asked if she is allowed to date Gaston, she answered in the affirmative.
“Yes, but I just think that right now everything is really good so I haven’t been really answering the question much,” Cyrus said. “We’re just really happy with… the way that everything’s worked out and he’s really been a really great friend.”
Cyrus said that in addition to being a “really great Christian guy,” Gaston has been there for her when she’s needed him.
“He’s gone through stuff and I’ve gone through stuff… and I think it’s really awesome that we kind of have that in common, that we can talk about it and we understand,” she said. “I’m totally gushing right now.”
The “Hannah Montana” star said that one of the reasons the two get along so well is because Gaston understands the price of fame.
“It’s really hard for people who aren’t in the public eye to understand what it’s like to feel like so many people are judging you and people are gossiping about you at your school, they gossip about you all over the Internet,” she said. “It’s really hard for people to know what that’s like and I think it’s really cool that me and him have that relationship where we can talk about it because he gets it.”
And Cyrus’ parents also like Justin, the Disney star said.
“They do,” she told Seacrest. “He worked with my dad, so my dad thinks he’s really cool.”