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Was Miley Cyrus cheating on her fiance Liam Hemsworth with another man? That's how some websites made it look when they published photos of a bikini-clad Cyrus, 19, taking a dip in a Miami pool with a mystery man. On Wednesday, Miley came out swinging against accusations that she was being unfaithful to the Hunger Games star.
"So now because I am engaged I can't have a friend of the opposite sex? can't have a friend help me out while I'm working alllll day? #dumb" Cyrus tweeted.
"maybe YOU would have friends too if you'd get your face out the tabloids & start living your own life :) unfortunate," she added.
As it turns out, the soggy guy in the photos is Cheyne Thomas, a longtime friend and assistant to Cyrus. Thomas is in Miami to keep Miley company while she's recording her new album, and he's not thrilled about the tabloid attention.
"Not sure if u guys realize it or not but you can hang out with ur friend and look happy and be having fun..there's nothing wrong with that.." Thomas tweeted on Wednesday. "If that seems like strange behavior to you then maybe u should reevaluate your friendships and quit worrying.about mine."
Thomas also admonished Miley and Liam's fans for not letting them enjoy their very recent engagement.
"People should learn to be happy for others and not always try to ruin everything," Miley's pal tweeted. "They're happy as hell let them have that."
And of course, the most Twitter-happy member of the Cyrus family, Miley's mother Tish, felt the need to weigh in on the manufactured controversy.
"Makes me so sad. This should be the happiest time of there lives and it makes me sick they USE her to sell mags," Tish Cyrus tweeted to her 170,000 followers. "Thanks to all the Miley supporters who LOVE her thru all the CRAP these websites and rags put her through! We Love you guys! xo"
Miley seemed thankful for the parental vote of confidence, responding to her mother's tweet with one of her own. "I love my fiance & he loves me. All the rest is bulls***," she wrote. "We get to live a life of happiness no one can take that away from us!"
Miley and Liam, 22, announced their engagement on May 31, and their families have been very supportive of the young couple's wedding plans. Hemsworth is currently in New Orleans shooting the film Empire State. No word on whether he's gone swimming lately!