The Complete Timeline Of Miley Cyrus & Cody Simpson’s Relationship

Oof, the roller coaster of Miley Cyrus’s love story is unmatched. She began dating Cody Simpson right after her split with Kaitlyn Carter—who she started an affair with less than a month after she announced her divorce with Liam Hemsworth. A lot going on, I know. But we don’t blame her, she’s Miley Cyrus after all… she does everything as she likes. No rules. 

Anyway, back to her relationship with Cody. Yes, while their hot-and-heavy relationship seemingly appeared out of nowhere, the two musicians actually have been friends for years. And despite being together for less than a year, they’ve already gotten matching tattoos and have packed their Instagram feeds with PDA-filled photos. Don’t believe me? 

Here’s everything we know about Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson’s relationship.

February 21, 2012

The day the Australian hottie revealed that Miley is his childhood crush. “Miley Cyrus has always been my childhood celebrity crush. I knew all the words to her songs. I’m not going to lie. I’m not ashamed about it at all,” he said during an interview with Fuse. He continued, “I was a big Miley Cyrus fan. I think she will be forever the most dateable Disney star.” Hm, talking about manifesting. 

February 4, 2015

Remember Cody’s song ‘’Flower’’? Yea, it was Miley who designed the cover art. According to Miley, Cody contacted her to create art for his song “Flower.” The cover shows one white flower against a black backdrop. 

“[I was] just trying to do something simple for him,” she said, adding, “I just wanted something where people didn’t have a stereotypical idea of what he was and could just look at the song for what it is, because it’s a f—ing epic song.” She also gushed about him in the interview, saying, “He’s a super f—ing cool guy and an epic guitar player and singer.”

December 2015

During an interview with GQ Australia, Cody openly spoke about his close friendship with Miley. “Miley is one of my best friends and she helps with some of that transitional stufft—trying to escape your childhood. She’s super open-minded and I’m working on becoming more like that,” Cody said

But that’s not all, in the same month he was also seen to rock a t-shirt with Miley’s face on it. He shared the photo on Instagram and wrote, “Haha it’s so lit @mileycyrus see ya tomorrow boys are cruising!”. Wow. 

(Source: Cody Simpson)

September 21, 2019

Fresh outta relationship! Miley breaks off her short-lived relationship (or shall we say, fling?) with The Hills star Kaitlynn Carter, who she dated immediately after splitting from Liam Hemsworth in August. People confirm the news, with a source saying, “Miley and Kaitlyn broke up. They’re still friends. They’ve been friends forever and were there for each other when they were both getting separated, but they’re just not in a romantic relationship anymore.”

October 3, 2019

Literally nobody sees this coming. TMZ published a video of the musicians kissing, and Miley seemingly confirmed that they were seeing each other. 

October 5, 2019

Two days after, Miley posted this on Instagram:

(Source: Miley Cyrus)

Following backlash and public scrutiny for moving on so quickly after her past breakups, Miley defended herself on Twitter. “I know the public feels invested in my past relationship because they felt like they saw it thru from the beginning,” she said, adding, “But I am grown now and make choices as an adult knowing the truth/details/reality.” Good for her! 

(Source: Miley Cyrus)

October 7, 2019

For those who don’t know, Cody Simpson wrote poetry, yup, his poetry profile is @princeneptunepoet on Instagram. Speaking of, he wrote a very sexy love poem about Miley. And the term ‘’making love’’ is used. 

October 14, 2019

Miley gets called out for using the exact same Instagram filter on pics of Cody as she did on pics of Liam and Kaitlynn. And she responds:

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On the same day, (yes, we know, a lot going on with this couple in a short period of time), Miley posted an insta video of her and Cody in bed together, messing around with the “Joker” filter on their faces. After looking directly at the camera, they proceeded to touch tongues. 

October 15, 2019

Cody shared a photo of his “move in day”. After posting the selfie of himself to his Instagram story, many speculated that he may be moving in with Miley. A little reminder that they’re only been together for less than 3 weeks at this point! Anyway neither party confirmed that they were officially living together. So, we can’t really assume lol. 

(Source: Cody Simpson)

October 21, 2019

Miley and Cody go live on Instagram, and between a total love fest, Miley manages to say some pretty problematic things. “There are good men out there guys, don’t give up. You don’t have to be gay. There are good people with dicks out there, you just gotta find them. You gotta find a dick that’s not a dick, you know what I mean?”

The singer immediately received backlash for her comments, which implied that sexuality is a choice. She tweeted an apology that said, “I was talking s— about sucky guys, but let me be clear: YOU don’t CHOOSE your sexuality. You are born as you are. It has always been my priority to protect the LGBTQ community I am a part of. Happy Monday!”

October 22, 2019

Lindsay Lohan, whose sister used to date Cody, weighed in on the relationship. Lindsay and Simpson have a history beyond his relationship with her sister. She was a judge on Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” which Cody won. 

In a since-deleted Instagram photo of Cody and Aliana Lohan, Lindsay wrote, “When you realise you failed. And you settle for less @codysimpson. Family is everything you won the masked singer but you lost on your future.

(Source: Lindsay Lohan)

March 4, 2020

They got matching tattoos! 

July 6, 2020

They made their first dance-debut on TikTok. In the video, Cyrus dons a blue string bikini, and Simpson wears swim trunks. “If we can’t get back to work….. let’s get back to WERK,” Miley captioned the post.