Miley Cyrus’ model boyfriend is just using her for fame


Part of being a teenager is making both good and bad decisions. Most kids make a lot of mistakes, and it’s part of the learning and maturing process. But for celebrity teenagers, there’s the added complication that someone may be using you. And that’s just the accusation that’s floating around about 16-year-old Miley Cyrus’ 20-year-old boyfriend, model Justin Gaston.

Miley Cyrus’ underwear model boyfriend, Justin Gaston may just be using her for her fame, a source has claimed. The 16-year-old Disney star met her hunky 20-year-old boyfriend in Nashville earlier this year after Justin appeared on country music talent show hosted by Miley’s dad Billy Ray Cyrus. Since then the pair have been spotted hanging out (in a completely non-physical and totally innocent kind of way) on numerous occasions. But the question on everyone’s lips is: is it a genuine relationship? A source close to Justin revealed:

“He’s got more modeling jobs since he’s been with Miley and is telling people they’re writing songs together so her fans will get interested in his music. You start to think he’s in this for fame.”

But apparently, says the source, it’s not a one way thing: “After her photo leaks, she needed someone discreet and Billy Ray thought this was perfect for her image. They talk up how he is a good Christian like her and he won’t overshadow her like someone like Nick Jonas might.”

Not that we mean to state the obvious, but asking whether Justin Gaston is using his relationship with Miley Cyrus for publicity, is a bit like asking someone whether Dolly Parton sleeps on her back. Of course he is! Or are we just being cynical?

[From Mr Paparazzi via Gossip Rocks]

I agree that it seems sort of like a “duh” question. It never occurred to me that Justin wasn’t using Miley in some way or another. She was 15 when they started dating, and there is a big difference between 15-year-olds and 20-year-olds. Why would he want to be with her if there wasn’t something in it for him? Whether he’s using her for fame or money or just a good story to tell later on in life, I’ve never seen any reason to think Justin cares about Miley. He’s also often been reported flirting with other girls.

What I find creepiest about this article is the thought that Billy Ray Cyrus thought Justin was perfect for Miley – just because he’s not as famous as her. You’d think any rational father would have a problem with their big age difference. But considering all the complimentary things Billy Ray has said about Justin, clearly he’s daddy-approved. This is just one of those lessons Miley is going to have to learn the hard way.

Here’s Miley and Justin at the movies in Burbank, CA on November 7, 2008. Images thanks to Fame.

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  1. Jenna says:

    Well duh?

  2. Trillion says:

    Hate to say it, but here is something you rarely see: a couple where the dude is waaay hotter than the chick. That, coupled with the age difference, gives it a life span of a milk carton.

  3. Spike says:

    Sadly this girl is just a cash cow for everyone involved. Her father is a total idiot and using her to revive his own career. She’s been putting up very questionable photos of herself for quite sometime. The lack of parental concern here is unreal. Is anyone looking out for her?

    I have visions of her ending up like Mindy McCready, Britney, Tara Reid, and a host of former child actors.

    She has cash now, but I doubt she has good financial oversight. I remember she wants to be emancipated, but I don’t see lots of good judgment, despite her “maturity”.

  4. ri23 says:

    I see your duh and raise you a derrr.

  5. brianne says:

    for trillion…Actually, I see the hot guy with the not so hot girl all the time. I know more than a few guys that only date overweight girls because they’re less likely to cheat due to lack of opportunity. I had never thought of it that way myself, but I’ve never been to good with man logic!

  6. vdantev says:

    My thanks to Captain Obvious of the Obvious Brigade.

  7. Heidi says:

    Laughing @ ri23 comment! Im 24 years old so maybe kids her age are more likely to annoy me than someone older but I just find this girl extremely irratating & I still dont get all the hype that surrounds her.

  8. Annicka says:

    Not to be a broken record but.. Duh? This is like what Vanessa Hudgens did with that nude picture. No one knew who she was before. Now we know who she is. Who knew about Justin Gaston before he hooked up with Miley Cyrus? No one. I just hope that his using her will knock her almighty inflated ego off its pedestal.

    I can’t even put into words how much she irritates me. If I was in a room with her without her security team, I’d go for the eyes.

  9. Megan says:

    I find it weird how her family has like ‘adopted’ him. Really odd. And how they try and plug the fact that he’s a christian all the time. Why is that important? Totally creepy, the whole thing.

  10. Annie says:

    Heidi: As soon as you figure out, please feel free to let me know too because I just don’t get it either. lol.

  11. Rosebudd says:

    Besides Justin duh! factor, she was dating Jonas when she was what 13? Insane… she shld. be encouraged to enjoy her friends, go out & not date so young. Or at least be in a serious relationship. Not always easy I know considering my 14 yr. old was in a relationship for a few years. I did encourage her otherwise tho. I didn’t go out & handpick someone (20). Miley has enough money & fame. Too bad she doesn’t concentrate on school for a few years, go to college & if she is good enough, she cld. have a career in the industry later. People won’t forget her. Look at Natalie Portman & others who took time for college. Also, she will have business sense & not rely on others to blow her money.

  12. LeoLo says:

    Um HELLO this dude is banging HER DAD.
    think about it…
    think harder….
    mmmm hmmmmm

    Beards are very in right now LOL

  13. Ana says:

    I don’t know about the age difference being that big of a deal. Due to her career she is having to grow up faster than other girls her age. Girls tend to mature more quickly than boys. I started dating my husband at a five year age difference and we’ve been together for 4 years next month.
    I do think that she does need to be more careful about who she lets in her life. It’s difficult to tell which people are just using you. The last thing she needs is to have a breakdown like Britney.

  14. Christina says:

    so i hear both that being a star stunts your grow AND makes you grow up faster… so which is it???

  15. Jenna says:

    @ri23: I see your derr and raise you “No sh*t, Sherlock”

    And @Annick, if I were to see that guy on the streets without Miley and with or without a few cameras following him I STILL wouldn’t know who he is.

  16. Ana says:

    @ Christina-
    I believe that becoming a star at a young age makes a child grow up faster than normal.
    But I also believe it can stunt your growth as well if you don’t have time to be a “normal” teenager because they have a tendancy to regress as they get older. So I guess it’s a bit of both. They may be on the same page right now, but a couple years from now might be different.
    And I still don’t think I explained myself very well…..

  17. Trillion says:

    5 years isn’t a big deal when you’ve reached a certain age, but 15 and 20 is a chasm. As it ought to be. (IMO)

  18. Kelly says:

    Oh my God no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her 20 year old wannabe famous boyfriend USING HER? Crazy!

  19. Disturbed says:

    Yea, like a 20-year-old NORMALLY looks for a 15 year-old girlfriend.

    I think “DUH” is an understatement.

  20. Gigohead says:

    I would bet this gig as the
    ‘boyfriend” is a paying gig. no way a man would be in a platonic relationship like that.

  21. Todd H says:

    Why do “relationships” like this in the celebrity world don’t make (legal) people flinch but if a local boy meets a local under-aged girl…the flashing red & blue lights bleep.

    Cases: Solange Knowles (Beyonce’s younger sister) get pregnant at 17 from an older dude and more recently, Britney’s sister with the older dude. If they’re worth money to many other people, are the bets off?

  22. Codzilla says:

    Trillion: Exactly. My husband and I are five years apart, except I’m 33 and he’s 38. 15 and 20 are different galaxies, age wise. My father would have chained me to the radiator if he found out I was running around with some 20 year old douche at that age.

  23. lily says:

    ooh! my god!!!!!!!!! i have a boyfriend but he tret me so bud,he wants to use me only