Billy Ray seems to have a soft spot for 20-year-old Justin Gaston, who’s rumored to be dating the tween sensation, although the elder Cyrus says they’re just friends and that Justin is great company for his daughter.
"He is a great guy, a really talented guy," Billy Ray said of Justin, who wasn’t at Disneyland this weekend for Miley’s early 16th birthday celebration.
The "Achy Breaky Heart" singer reportedly introduced the youngsters to each other, after Justin was a finalist on his show Nashville Star. The young couple have had tongues wagging ever since: attending church services togther and as OK! reported earlier, texting up a storm.
“Justin and Miley are constantly texting each other,” a friend of Justin tells OK!. “They text things like, ‘I miss you so much,’ and ‘I can’t wait to see you.’ It’s all very cute and lovey-dovey. Justin also thinks highly of Miley’s opinion — he’s thinking about getting a tattoo and was asking her for ideas."
The young beau has also moved all his clothing from Louisiana to L.A. to be closer to Miley, says the source, adding, "He also said to expect to see Miley coming by the house more often.”