It looks like Miley Cyrus is off the market again. No, she and ex-boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger haven’t gotten back together. The 22-year-old is reportedly getting cozy with model Stella Maxwell.
Rumors of their potential romance broke June 19. Sources told the New York Daily News the pair had been together for “months,” adding that “they hold hands and hug and are very comfortable together.” Cyrus and Maxwell met through Cheyne Thomas, the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s friend and assistant. They have been spending a lot of time together recently, but neither has confirmed nor denied they are together.
Not long before stories surfaced claiming they were an item, Cyrus revealed to Paper magazine that she has been romantically involved with both men and women in the past. She said she’s “down with any adult – anyone over the age of 18 – who is down to love me.” Although she told the publication she’s had relationships with women, she had never gone public with any of them.
So who exactly is Stella Maxwell? Here’s everything we know about her.
1. Stella is originally from Belgium.
The 24-year-old was born in Belgium, where she spent the first 13 years of her life. She and her family moved to Australia for a year before finally settling down in Wellington, New Zealand.
2. She attended the University of Otago briefly.
After graduating high school, Stella went on to university, where she started studying psychology. It was during that time that she was discovered by Trump Model Management and began her career.
3. She now lives in the United States, splitting her time between the East Coast and the West Coast.
Like most young models, Stella spends much of her time jetting back and forth between New York and Los Angeles.
4. She walked her first Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2014.
5. You might recognize her from her other modeling campaigns.
In addition to getting a highly coveted pair of Victoria’s Secret Angel wings, Stella has modeled for some of the biggest names in the industry. She has been featured in ads for Alexander McQueen, Jeremy Scott, Marc Jacobs, Moschino and more. She has also graced the glossy pages of Elle, Glamour, Vogue UK, Vogue Italia and Vogue Japan, to name a few.
6. She and Miley met on Instagram.
Although she joked in an interview with V magazine that she met Miley on Grindr, a gay dating app, the rumored couple actually met on Instagram. Miley’s assistant Cheyne Thomas reached out to Stella, and the rest was history.
7. They have been linked since before Miley’s breakup with boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger.
Stella was there when Miley had her wisdom teeth removed in March.