Miley Cyrus’ ‘Hannah Montana’ Boyfriend Cody Linley: ‘I Even Thought We Were Going to Be Together’

Before there was Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, there was Hannah Montana and Jake Ryan, Miley Cyrus’ onscreen alter ego and her first Disney boyfriend, played by Cody Linley.

Ten years after the show first debuted on the Disney Channel, Linley, now 26, took a look back at his time on the hit series and his status as the teen heartthrob who swept Cyrus’ character off her feet.

“I think that it was just such a match made in heaven,” he told MTV News of Jake and Miley’s chemistry. “I even thought that we were going to be together, and it was so sweet, cause Miley was I think kinda bummed that they wrote my character out [of the show], but you know it’s a show, there is only two ways they could go with it, so I was happy for the time that I had.”

Miley Cyrus and Cody Linley
Cyrus and Linley on 'Hannah Montana.' Eric McCandless/Disney Channel via Getty Images

On the show, Linley’s character ended up cheating on Miley and ruining their relationship for good. (Cyrus’ character ends up dating Jesse, played by Drew Roy.)

One thing that the Sharknado 4 actor — and Hannah Montana fans — remembers vividly is the pair’s first onscreen kiss, which took place on the fourth episode in 2006.

Cody Linley
Linley attends "Hoovey" Los Angeles Premiere in 2015. Mireya Acierto/WireImage

Subsequent kissing scenes weren’t quite so romantic, however.

“Every time Miley and I would do a kissing scene, the prop guy would always hide a fart machine somewhere make the sound and Miley would go, ‘Larry!’” Linley recalled.

See what other memorable moments the former Disney star remembers best in the clip above!

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