The 20-year-old "We Can't Stop" singer says she and Spears have bonded over being the subjects of constant media attention and scrutiny.
"Everyone goes through a time in their life where they don't want their picture taken everyday," Cyrus told Huffington Post U.K. of Spears. "She just never had that time where she could say, 'I'm going through something right now and need to shut down.' I also don't have that, so it's good to have that one person in my life who gets it."
Cyrus says she and Spears can relate when it comes to focus on their personal lives overshadowing their music and professional careers.
Cyrus dished, "I just think it's never blaming you or making you feel like, ‘You've got all this going for you,' it's like she knows. Sometimes life just steps in the middle of your career the way life always does for anyone—it's just ours is a little more 24/7."
It also probably helps that Cyrus doesn't read her own reviews. "People that probably fall off are the people obsessed with Googling themselves and knowing what people are saying," Cyrus told BBC earlier this week. "If I knew what people are saying about me, I'd probably hate myself. I don't look at that kind of stuff."