Is Miley Cyrus Dating a 22-Year-Old?

Rumors are swirling that Miley Cyrus is romancing her backup dancer, who’s being identified simply as Marshall.

Although he has not been given a last name, Marshall is defined as a 22-year-old member of Miley’s inner circle.

Photos of the two allegedly canoodling seem to indicate he and the tween titan, who is seven years his junior, are engaged in more than just a friendship.

Miley has faced criticism over racy MySpace pictures of her with a different guy “friend” and was instructed to lay low by parent company Disney in the wake her Vanity Fair photo shoot.

Now, this new bit of sauciness could be much ado about nothing.

Then again, it’s hard to forget how a certain pop star’s downfall seemed to begin with a fateful romance with one of her backup dancers.