The actor, 28, reached out to the Bangerz singer, 21, in early December, says the insider. “The next day, they hung out,” explains the source. “And they’ve been hooking up ever since.”
Cyrus even invited the 6-foot-1 actor on an overnight jaunt from Miami to the Bahamas Dec. 17. (Rumors of a potential romance between the two were ignited after both stars were photographed walking off the same private jet, separately, after returning to Miami from the excursion.)
Lutz, who says he “got cut” to film January’s The Legend of Hercules, is “nice eye candy” for the singer, adds the insider. “It doesn’t hurt that he’s Liam’s pal,” the source continues. “But they really enjoy each other’s company.”
Cyrus and ex-fiance Hemsworth split back in September after three years together. "I just believe that when a chapter is done, you have to close it and start that new one,” the hitmaker told Ellen DeGeneres one month after the couple announced their broken engagement. “That's kind of where I am right now. I felt like I have so much to be thankful for at this time that my energy hasn't really been focused on that.”
Up next for the “Adore You” crooner? Cyrus will perform live at Times Square on New Year’s Eve, right before the ball drops.