Miley Cyrus's Northern Irish Angel watches her host MTV awards
She may have recently insisted she's single, but it looks like it could have just been a diversion tactic for Miley Cyrus.
Her rumoured girlfriend, new Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell, the daughter of a Northern Ireland diplomat, joined Miley's BFF, designer Jeremy Scott, at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night to support her during her hosting duties.
Maxwell, who was raised in Belgium to Belfast parents, rocked a Moschino by Jeremy Scott couture dress for the red carpet and later changed into a cut-out crop top and pleather skirt for the official after party at Union Station in Los Angeles.
Last week, Miley quashed suggestions she's in relationship with Maxwell, saying: "I'm 22, I'm going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I'm with."
They may have avoided posing together on the red carpet, but the two are believed to be seeing each other - though not exclusively.
Meanwhile, Stella has spoken openly about their romance in the past, joking in an interview with V Magazine earlier this year that the two met through Grindr, the gay and bisexual dating app.
Stella has spent the past few months jet-setting across the world with Miley, enjoying trips to Las Vegas and a music festival in Texas.
Earlier this summer she shared a Photoshopped image of the pair holding hands with the caption "mileycyrus@stellamaxwell & me with our future mini mc bb".
Sources close to the couple told the New York Daily News that they had been dating for "months" and are known in their circle of friends as a "couple". "They hold hands and hug and are very comfortable together. They are definitely together," added one insider.
Although she has strong connections to Northern Ireland, Stella was born in Belgium and has spent most of her life living abroad. She began her modelling career while she was a student in New Zealand.
Her chartered accountant dad, Maurice, has worked for the European Commission since graduating in economics from Queen's University in 1983.
Between 2004 and 2007 he was its representative in New Zealand, and also spent much of his career in Brussels. Mr Maxwell's most recent appointment before his retirement in 2012 was head of the European Commission's office in Belfast.