Miley Cyrus hits back at criticism over pool pictures with man who’s not Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus has taken to Twitter to respond to rumours about her and pal Cheyne Thomas.

Miley Cyrus, Cheyne Thomas, poolMiley Cyrus and Cheyne Thomas in the pool together. Copyright [Wenn]

There was Miley Cyrus, just innocently enjoying some pool time with Cheyne Thomas in Miami yesterday, and all of a sudden there's a storm of speculation about the status of their relationship.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's engagement news was only announced last week, but already the couple have faced unwanted rumours about Miley's male friend Cheyne Thomas.

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Liam Hemsworth is working on Empire State in New Orleans while Miley Cyrus works on her new album in Florida, and her good pal and part-time assistant Cheyne Thomas has been keeping her company.

Miley Cyrus was so outraged about all those tongues wagging that she took to Twitter to set the record straight last night, while her rep told E! News: "There's no story there."

Miley Cyrus, Cheyne ThomasMiley Cyrus and Cheyne Thomas are just friends. Copyright [Wenn]

Miley Cyrus' mum Tish tweeted: "So sad that the nasty tabloids have to make up stories to sell their trashy mags. Cant they just leave these 2 alone and let them be happy?"

To which Miley replied: "@tishcyrus I love my fiancé & he loves me. All the rest is bull s***. We get to live a life of happiness no one can take that away from us!"

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The actress added: "I miss my mommy & my fiancé #homesick"

So what about those pool pictures with Thomas Cheyne?

Miley Cyrus, Cheyne Thomas, poolMiley Cyrus and Cheyne Thomas got changed together by the pool. Copyright [Wenn]

Miley Cyrus tweeted: "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"

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She continued: "maybe YOU would have friends too if you'd get your face out the tabloids & start living your own life :) unfortunate."

We're pretty sure everyone's got the message now Miley, loud and clear.