Miley Cyrus looked like she was in party mode while getting very close to singer YungBlud during a boozy night out with friends on Thursday.
The Midnight Sky singer, 28, was seen knocking back shots, sipping on beers and shamelessly flirting with the red-tressed British musician, 23, during her visit to the legendary Rainbow Room in West Hollywood, four-months after saying she was sober again after a brief slip off the wagon earlier in the pandemic.
Miley and Yungblud, who previously dated singer Halsey, all but confirmed relationship rumors as they packed on the PDA in a private corner of the bar where he rested his legs on her lap while she playfully bit him.
Night on the town: Miley Cyrus got very close with musician YungBlud during a night out drinking at the legendary Rainbow Room in West Hollywood on Thursday
Bottom’s up: The Midnight Sky singer knocked back shots with friends during the outing, which came four-months after she said she was sober after a brief slip-up earlier in the pandemic
The We Can’t Stop hitmaker was embracing rocker-chic vibes, donning a grey crop top with messy blonde bedhead and smoky eyeshadow as she sat and chatted with her inner circle. She piled on some bracelets and added ripped jeans for some more punky edge.
Cyrus and friends were on a roll, taking several shots which Miley chased with a Corona. While the Hannah Montana star imbibed her new flame walked over to stroke her hair sweetly.
Yungblud – given name Dominic Richard Harrison – rocked his signature red tresses, matching his locks with a two-tone jacket and shiny black PVC-pants adorned with chains. Then, the I Think I’m Okay singer pulled Miley to the side for some one-on-one time.
There was no hiding their chemistry as he laid his legs across her lap while she leaned in to nibble on his finger. They went back and forth, giggling and touching before appearing to steal a kiss.
Chemistry: They all but confirmed relationship rumors when Miley was seen playfully biting the UK musician
Affectionate: While the Hannah Montana star imbibed her new flame walked over to stroke her hair sweetly
King crimson: The I Think I’m Okay singer matched his outfit to his signature red locks
Sealed with a kiss! At one point it looked like Miley and Yungblud – given name Dominic Richard Harrison – were seen smooching
Miley’s wild night with friends comes several months after the star said she was ‘five-weeks sober’ from alcohol and it had been ‘years’ since she’d done drugs.
‘[I] haven’t done drugs in years. Honestly, I never try to, again, be a fortune-teller. I try to not be naïve,’ she told Rolling Stone for their January cover.
‘Things f***ing happen. But from sitting here with you right now, I would say it would have to be a cold day in hell for me to relapse on drugs.’
Miley said she decided to stop experimenting with drugs at 26, scared she might find herself join the infamous ’27 Club’ – the age when talents like Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin lost their own battles with addiction.
‘Actually, one of the reasons I got sober was I had just turned 26, and I said, “I got to pull my s*** together before I’m 27, because 27 is the time you cross over that threshold into living or dying a legend.”‘
‘I didn’t want to not make it through being 27. I didn’t want to join that club. Probably about halfway into 26, I got sober,’ she went on. ‘Then by 27, [November 2019] I was pretty much fully sober. Then, like a lot of people during the pandemic, I fell off. It was really a struggle. Mental health and anxiety and all that. I lost myself there…’
Smitten: Yungblud pulled Miley to the side for some one-on-one time where they went back and forth, giggling and touching before appearing to steal a kiss
Only have eyes for you: At one point the pair gazed at each other lovingly, making their connection more than evident
On and off: Miley’s wild night with friends comes several months after the star said she was ‘five-weeks sober’ from alcohol and it had been ‘years’ since she’d done drugs
Level-headed: ‘[I] haven’t done drugs in years. Honestly, I never try to, again, be a fortune-teller. I try to not be naïve,’ she told Rolling Stone for their January cover
Beer o’clock: Cyrus chased her shots with a Corona beer
Semi sober? ‘Things f***ing happen. But from sitting here with you right now, I would say it would have to be a cold day in hell for me to relapse on drugs’ she told Rolling Stone late last year
Lots of links: The Hollywood dating pool in small and it’s not hard to find a link between Miley and Yungblud’s exes
Miley’s new romance with Yungblud is her first relationship since the songstress split with Aussie actor Cody Simpson last August, 10-months after they were first linked in summer 2019.
Simpson was Cyrus’ first long-term relationship following her divorce from husband-of-six-months Liam Hemsworth in summer 2019, although she did enjoy a whirlwind rebound fling with reality star Kaitlyn Carter right after her breakup from Hemsworth was announced in August of that year.
Miley and Liam were on-and-off for near a decade after first meeting on the set of their film The Last Song in 2009. They dated for four-years during which time Hemsworth popped the question.
After ending the engagement in 2013, Miley went on to date model Stella Maxwell, actor Patrick Schwarzenegger, and a few others only to reunite with the Hunger Games star in 2016 and wed in December of 2018.
Cyrus spoke about her identity as a queer woman while she was still married to Hemsworth in a 2018 interview with Vanity Fair, saying: ‘[Hemsworth and I are] redefining, to be f**king frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship. A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person.’
Yungblud’s most notable public relationship was with songstress Halsey, who he dated from November 2018 until September of the next year. The pair remain close friends and were last seen protesting together in LA in May of 2020.
Ex: Cyrus was married to Liam Hemsworth from December 2018 to summer 2019. They’re seen in May 2019 above, attending the Met Gala during one of their last public appearances together
Still friends: Yungblud’s most notable public relationship was with songstress Halsey, who he dated from November 2018 until September of the next year. They’re seen in March 2019 together above
He was also linked to British TikTok star Abby Roberts last fall after he was seen hanging out in her videos and attending the MTV EMAs together.
Like Miley, Yungblud identifies as ‘pansexual,’ or someone who is attracted to another person regardless of their sex or gender.
He first talked about being a member of the LGBTQ community in an interview with the U.K.-based LGBTQ+ magazine Attitude last December when they honored him with their annual Gamechanger Award.
‘I’m still quite weird about going, “This is what I am” to the world because I’ve never really said it,’ Yungblud said, explaining he didn’t want his sexuality to be a headline.
‘I haven’t said that yet because I don’t want some mad article everywhere going, “Yungblud comes out as f**king pan!”
‘I wasn’t into that — like, my sexuality is mine and I’m proud of it…I love everyone. I’m attracted to everyone,’ he went on.
Web of relationships: Miley’s new romance with Yungblud is her first relationship since the songstress split with Aussie actor Cody Simpson last August. He is now with Marloes Stevens, seen together in LA above