Miley Cyrus was recently seen hanging out in a pool with a mystery fellow, but now the 19-year-old star is defending herself against the haters.

The instigating photo showed Cyrus and a bearded guy cooling off in Miami, but it was a completely innocent situation. The pal Cyrus was snapped with was Cheyne Thomas, her friend and part-time assistant. “There’s no story there,” a rep for the star confirmed to E! News.

Still, the newly engaged singer felt the need to voice her opinion over Twitter. “So now because I am engaged I can’t have a friend of the opposite sex?” she wrote. “Can’t have a friend help me out while I’m working alllll day? #dumb.”

Mom Tish Cyrus also chimed in.”So sad that the nasty tabloids have to make up stories to sell their trashy mags,” Tish tweeted. “Cant they just leave these 2 alone and let them be happy?”

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!”

Take that, haters. The ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ singer is currently in Miami working on her forthcoming album, which is set to arrive before she ties the knot.

Miley Cyrus Defends Pool Pictures

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