Justin Gaston Denies Miley Cyrus Dating

By: Betsy Waldman / November 14, 2008

It appears Miley Cyrus has been put in the friend zone.

Blogs are abuzz with a soundbite from underwear model Justin Gaston on the red carpet of the CMA Awards Wednesday night. The presumed 20-year-old boyfriend of 15-year-old Miley told reporters (and subsequently the world) that nothing romantic is happening with the pair.

“Oh, just family friend, you know,” Gaston said, explaining his involvement with the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus.

“I met Billy Ray on the [Nashville Star] show and just became friends with the whole family. And they’re such a great family,” he elaborated, “I moved [to L.A.] two years ago and started a modeling career, and that’s kind of just to break into the music business and everything.”

Yeesh! Keep a little mystery for the poor girl. She’s already revealed her reasons for sporting Texas hair.