A Timeline of Lil Xan and Noah Cyrus' Short-Lived Relationship
An ideal Generation Z love story, Lil Xan and Noah Cyrus' relationship was all over their social media accounts -- as a matter of fact, the couple met on Instagram and only started dating after the rapper "slid in the DMs," as Cyrus told E! News earlier this year. Naturally, the couple's short-lived relationship ended the same way it started -- all over Instagram.
As the two continue to tell their side of the story on their personal Instagram accounts, here's a timeline of their relationship so far.
February 2018: Lil Xan Sends Noah Cyrus a DM on Instagram
In an interview with E! News at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, Cyrus told the press how the relationship started. "He DM'd me like in February and I didn't see it for months and then I saw that he was following me and I was like, 'Lil Xan, cool, he's following me. I'll follow him back,'" the singer shared. "And then I saw his DM and [we just started] hanging out [and] making music."
July 2018: Noah Cyrus Posts First Picture of the Couple On Her Instagram
Cyrus included Lil Xan in her Instagram feed on July 30. Shortly before this, they were seen all over each other's Instagram stories. The next day, People confirmed the relationship. "It's new," a source close to Cyrus stated.
August 2018: The Couple Releases a Song Together and Makes VMAs Debut
"Live or Die" -- a collaboration between the two -- officially dropped on Aug. 20, and on that same day, Cyrus and Lil Xan made their official debut as a couple on the VMAs red carpet, where they showed extreme PDA.
"He’s the sweetest ever and treats me like a princess, and when I’m hungry, he gets me chicken nuggets," Cyrus told Billboard on the red carpet. "He tells me I’m beautiful like every five seconds of the day and he’s the sweetest ever." Cyrus also confirmed that her boyfriend has already met her family, and that her mom is "obsessed" with the couple.
September 2018: The Couple Appears to Break Up
According to HotNewHipHop, Lil Xan wrote "I feel like I'm probably being cheated on" in a now-deleted Instagram story post. The story gets a bit strange from there -- while Cyrus admits that he accused her of cheating, she denied actually doing so. Instead, she said the confusion began after she sent Lil Xan a meme of Charlie Puth's head Photoshopped on top of a porn star's body.
The two then took to their Instagram stories. In Lil Xan's story, he noted that the music video for the aforementioned "Live Or Die" wouldn't be coming out. Additionally, he clarified that the meme was not the reason for the breakup. Instead, he was upset with a photo posted to Cyrus' Instagram a few days earlier of her with producer Ookay. "This is the picture, call me whatever but if you my girl you ain't touching no dude like that sorry aha," he later wrote on top of the picture below in an Instagram story.
In response to Lil Xan's allegations, Cyrus lobbed back cheating allegations of her own. In a series of messages posted to her Instagram story, she told followers how she hasn't seen Lil Xan in almost a week, and how she noticed a mark on his neck -- though he claimed it to just be a bruise -- when they FaceTimed recently. She also shared a screenshot of a photo that a fan tagged her in the following day of Lil Xan with a noticeable mark on his neck, though it's unclear what it is from.
Later that same week, Lil Xan took once again to his Instagram story to claim that the relationship was set up by Columbia Records -- the recording label both artists are signed to. In the now-deleted video, he said, "It was something set up by, uh, Columbia Records… Columbia, uh, set it up to boost, uh, her like… y’know… like, everybody shit poppin’. Shout out to Columbia Records, too, for setting up that fake relationship. I didn’t want to do it, to be completely honest. … It was just added work to my schedule, you know what I mean?”; a spokesperson for Columbia Records denied the claim.
Cyrus also responded on her own page and insisted that the rumors weren't true. "This relationship was not set up by Columbia Records. To say that is a joke. It started when I got a DM from Diego and he asked me to hang out."
It's tough to tell exactly where the narrative heads from here, but for the time being, it certainly looks like the two are broken up. But if G-Eazy and Halsey have taught us anything, we should know better than to count this relationship out for good.