It soon became clear that the pair indeed had a romantic relationship, but it was a very on-off one. Then, in 2010, after a year of dating, the couple split. An anonymous source informed E! News: “They’re both young. To say they are done forever would be premature, but it’s safe to say for now they are doing their own thing.”
By the next month, though, they seemed to have gotten back together… And then they split up again. It took until March 2011 for things to settle down. By this point, Cyrus was changing her image into something much more adult… And much more controversial. Hannah Montana was gone, and the star’s long hair had become a snappy pixie cut.