Who Is Miley Cyrus' Boyfriend, Maxx Morando? Inside Their Low-Key Romance

The singer called him "my love" in her 2024 Grammys acceptance speech.
Miley Cyrus boyfriend and Maxx Morando
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Sarah Hanlon
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Updated Feb 07, 2024

Sure, Miley Cyrus can buy her own flowers—but she doesn't *have* to. The singer is happily dating drummer Maxx Morando, and we finally caught a glimpse of their low-key relationship at the 2024 Grammy Awards. When the "Flowers" singer accepted her very first Grammy for Best Solo Pop Performance, she gave a shoutout to the special man in her life, calling him "my love"…and we couldn't be more obsessed.

So, who is Miley Cyrus' boyfriend? Although they tend to stay out of the spotlight, Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando have been linked since 2021. Not only have they collaborated on music together, he's also designed some of her stage outfits. Here's everything we know about Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend.

Does Miley Cyrus Have a Boyfriend?

Miley Cyrus is still dating Maxx Morando. They have been together for about two years, as they first sparked romance rumors in November 2021. While it's unclear how Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando met, the two have allegedly run in the same circle of friends for a few years. They first appeared together at the 2021 Gucci Love Parade fashion show in Los Angeles.

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Who Is Maxx Morando? The Details on Miley Cyrus' Boyfriend

Miley Cyrus kissing boyfriend Maxx Morando at the Grammys
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Miley Cyrus' boyfriend Maxx Morando, 24, is also in the entertainment industry. He's currently the drummer for the band Liily. (Before that, he was the drummer for Regrettes from 2015 to 2018.) Maxx is also credited as a producer on "Handstand" and "Violet Chemistry," two songs from Miley Cyrus' 2023 album Endless Summer Vacation.

Before they were romantically linked, Miley credited Maxx as a professional collaborator. During an interview with Vogue, Miley Cyrus opened up about a selection of festival outfits she wore in the summer of 2021, including a leather set featuring cartoon characters created by Morando.

How Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando Met

Miley Cyrus and boyfriend Maxx Morando at the 2024 Grammys
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It's unclear exactly how Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend Maxx Morando met. What we do know is that she first mentioned him in a September 2021 interview with Vogue Magazine; then, a few months later, they were seen together at the Gucci Love Parade fashion show in November. The two reportedly run in a circle of mutual friends and have known each other for a few years.

Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando's Relationship Timeline

While it's unclear exactly when Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend met and began dating, their romance dates back to 2021. Here's a look inside Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando's relationship timeline.

September 2021: Miley Cyrus Speaks About Maxx Morando

During a September 2021 interview with Vogue, Miley Cyrus revealed that Maxx Morando helped create one of her music festival outfits. "This look is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between two of my favorite emerging artists, Maxx Morando and Shane Kastl," Miley told the publication. "Shane used existing pieces I've collected over time and customized Maxx's cartoon characters [within] his construction. 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."

November 2021: Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando Attend the Gucci Love Parade Fashion Show

Maxx Morando and Miley Cyrus
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A few months later, Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando were seen attending the Gucci Love Parade fashion show together in Los Angeles. After the event, Miley posted a photo dump featuring a picture of her and her rumored flame.

December 2021: Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando Spend New Year's Eve Together

Seemingly confirming that their romance was going strong, Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando spent New Year's Eve together. The singer was in Miami hosting her New Year's Eve Party special for NBC, where she was photographed dancing and holding hands with her boyfriend.

January 2022: Sources Confirm Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando Are Dating

Just after their shared NYE celebration, a source confirmed to E! News that Miley and Maxx were definitely an item. "She's happily dating Maxx," the insider said. "It's official between them."

The source added that they connected on their shared passion for their careers. "They are both artistic and creative, so they bond over being musicians," per the insider. A few weeks later, a source also told Entertainment Tonight that the two were enjoying their "low-key" romance.

March 2023: Maxx Morando Helps Produce Songs on Endless Summer Vacation

On March 10, 2023, Miley Cyrus released her eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation—and fans quickly realized that her boyfriend played a significant role behind the scenes. Maxx Morando was listed as a producer for two of the album's songs, "Handstand" and "Violet Chemistry."

April 2022: Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando Show Off PDA in Hollywood

By the spring, Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando weren't afraid to show off some PDA. During an outing in West Hollywood, paparazzi captured the couple kissing with their arms around each other on the sidewalk.

February 2024: Miley Cyrus Thanks Boyfriend Maxx Morando at the Grammys

Miley Cyrus, boyfriend Maxx Morando, Brandi Cyrus and Tish Cyrus at the Gramys
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The 2024 Grammys were a huge night for Miley Cyrus, because she finally won her first two awards for Best Solo Pop Performance and Record of the Year. She attended with a special group of people: her mom, Tish Cyrus, her sister, Brandi Cyrus, and her boyfriend Maxx Morando—who got a special shoutout on stage. In her acceptance speech, she began by saying she wanted to specifically thank "our teams, my team, Crush, Columbia, my mommy, my sister, my love, my 'main gays,' because look how good I look. Anyone else? Your wife, your fiancée, all the people that we love. Thank you all so much."

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