Miley Cyrus Not Dating Theo Wenner, Prepping for "Huge" Performance After Illness

Singer has not been in NYC, where the photographer lives, for a week and has no immediate plans to return, a source tells E! News

By Ken Baker, Alyssa Toomey Oct 16, 2013 4:06 PMTags
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Time to clear up the Miley Cyrus rumor mill, y'all!

While recent reports claim the 20-year-old pop star is "definitely" getting cozy with Rolling Stone photographer Theo Wenner, a source insists to E! News that the duo "not dating."

The source adds that nothing has changed since last week when E! News exclusively reported that Miley and Theo are "new friends."

The twosome formed a friendship after their famous photo shoot, which included several topless shots of the young star, and stayed in "constant contact" after their initial meeting.

Miley even invited Theo to watch her perform and host Saturday Night Live earlier this month, but the short-haired beauty has since jetted back to her home in Los Angeles while Wenner remains in NYC.

Cyrus "hasn't been in New York, where he [Theo] lives, for a week and has no immediate plans to return," the insider explains.

As of now, Cyrus' next scheduled appearance in NYC is the Jingle Ball in December.

Meanwhile, the former fiancée of Liam Hemsworth has more important things on her mind than her dating life (she recently told Ellen DeGeneres that she's "obsessed with being alone"), as she's still busy promoting her album Bangerz even while feeling a little under the weather (what a trouper!).

"Miley still is battling a cold," the source says. "She wore herself down through the VMAs to album launch and was exhausted after the Ellen appearance."

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The source adds that she'll be back in action soon and has "lots more promotion planned."

In addition to promoting her album, M.C. is just starting to focus on a "huge" performance for the American Music Awards on Nov. 24, the source reveals.

No word yet whether the pop star's performance will feature her signature twerking moves and scandalous style.

But we'd be willing to place bets she'll add some shock value to the show.

Can't wait!