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Miley Cyrus and the Victoria's Secret model daughter from Northern Ireland diplomat

By Sarah Henderson

The stunning model daughter of a Northern Ireland diplomat is being reportedly romanced by newly declared bisexual pop superstar Miley Cyrus.

Stella Maxwell, born to Northern Irish parents Maurice Maxwell and Stella Maynes, has been pictured cosying up to the Wrecking Ball singer in a series of photos posted on her Instagram.

As a former head of the European Commission in Belfast, Lisburn-born Mr Maxwell was well used to meeting local politicians including the likes of Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly and the DUP’s Arlene Foster and Nelson McCausland.

Now he could soon be meeting twerking superstar Miley following reports from the US that daughter Stella is dating the singer.

Miley and Stella were pictured hugging in New York last Wednesday just days after the singer admitting her bisexuality in a magazine interview.

Victoria’s Secret model Stella met the 22-year-old songstress through their mutual pal Cheyne Thomas, but recently joked in a magazine interview that they “met through Grindr” — the gay and bisexual dating app.

The gorgeous blonde has spent the past few months jet-setting across the world with Miley, enjoying trips to both Las Vegas and a music festival in Texas.

Two weeks ago she shared a photo-shopped 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.

Last week Miley, who was previously engaged to Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth and dated Patrick Schwarzenegger, admitted her bisexuality.

The singer has never named a female lover, but confessed: “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that’s legal, I’m down with.

“Yo, I’m down with any adult, anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me.”

Miley has previously said she opened up about her sexuality to her mother Tish when she was 14-years-old.

She added: “There are times in my life where I’ve had boyfriends or girlfriends. And there are times where I just love being with myself and don’t want to give part of myself away to someone else. I think that’s a new freedom for women, especially.”

Although she has strong connections to Northern Ireland, model Stella Maxwell was reportedly 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 a large portion 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.

Stella — who has two brothers and a sister — has an old wedding picture of her parents on her extensive Instagram account.

She wrote beside the photo: “The man of my life. Happy fathers day. My parents are angels.”

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