The usual tabloid suspects were hyping a possible romance, especially after Miley and Kellan appeared cozy at the opening of Beacher’s Madhouse in Las Vegas.
Even People took the bait after Lutz, 28, and Cyrus 21, got all touchy-feely while partying together late into the night.
“They talked a very close range for a long time while Miley was laughing and rubbing his back,” the magazine breathlessly quoted an “onlooker.”
Forget the fact that they arrived separately and left in a large group with Kellan trailing Miley, lost in the crowd. And that was one of the milder reports.
In any event, Lutz appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” and set the record straight.
“Are we dating? No,” Lutz said. “These rumors are hilarious. It just makes me laugh.
“I’ve been friends with Miley for like six years. She’s a great girl … we are friends [and] we run in the same circle,” he said.
Lutz gave Miley another thumb’s up, calling her a “cool, secure woman,” scotching other tabloid rumors that claim she’s on the verge of a breakdown.
As for himself, he says he’s “happily single.”
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