The new guy? He's not so new after all.
E! News has learned that Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston have known each other for more than three months.
Gaston, 20, first encountered 15 year-old Cyrus when they crossed paths in and around Nashville, Tennessee. Cyrus was in town filming Hannah Montana: The Movie, while her father Billy Ray Cyrus hosted Nashville Star, on which Gaston was a contestant.
"Cast members from Hannah would come to the show all the time, like Melora Hardin, Vanessa Williams," a Nashville Star set source tells E!