Miley on Justin Gaston: He's a Great Friend

Miley on Justin Gaston: He's a Great Friend
Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston
Flynet

10/23/2008 AT 01:35 PM EDT

Miley Cyrus and 20-year-old model Justin Gaston are pals, but her family would be A-okay if it turned into something more, says the 15-year-old Hannah Montana star.

"I just think right now everything is really good," Cyrus tells Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. "He's been a really great friend more than anything."

But if the friendship were to blossom into something else, her parents wouldn't necessarily object. "My family's like, whatever happens, happens," Cyrus says.

Asked point blank if they are dating, Cyrus answers, "Maybe. Maybe not."

Rumors have been swirling about the relationship between Cyrus and Gaston – whom dad Billy Ray Cyrus calls "a good kid" – since they started spending time together earlier this year.

Adds Miley: "Everyone started judging us as soon as we started hanging out." But it looks like things will remain status quo, for now, she says.

"He's a really great Christian guy. We have the kind of relationship where we can talk about [things related to being in the public eye] and he gets it," says Cyrus.

And it's good to be wary, Cyrus says – especially since Gaston, an aspiring country singer, works with her dad.

"That's what would be hard about dating him," she says. "What if anything happens? What would happen after that?"

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