Many were shocked when 13-year-old Willow Smith was photographed lying in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old man. Her bedmate was longtime friend Moises Arias, and if he looks familiar, it’s no surprise.
The actor, writer, and photographer has been in show business since he was 9, and has many famous pals. Here’s everything you need to know about him:
1. He starred on Hannah Montana
Before Miley Cyrus chopped off her hair and started twerking at the 2013 VMAs, she was, of course, the star of the hit Disney Channel show Hannah Montana. By her side was Arias, who played the romantic youngster Rico. Though he was supposed to be vastly younger than Cyrus on the show, the two are only a year apart in age. Arias appeared as a central character on all four seasons of the show, which aired its finale episode in 2011.
2. He’s a photographer
Though he’s kept up his acting career with a few side projects, such as his role in 2013’s Ender’s Game and as the voice of Antonio in Despicable Me 2, Arias seems to be focused on his photography. He tends to photograph his A-List pals, like Willow and Jaden Smith, and post them on his Tumblr, 490tx.com.
3. He’s Keeping Up With the Jenners
In addition to the Smiths, Arias is besties with Kendall and Kylie Jenner. He recently travelled with them to Coachella, where he photographed their trip to the music festival. In fact, many of the reality stars’ Instagram pictures were taken by Arias.
4. His brother is a Disney kid too
Moises isn’t the only Arias to get his start on Disney. His younger brother, Mateo Arias, 18, currently stars as Jerry on the Disney Channel show Kickin’ It, which is in its fourth season.
5. His Twitter is, well, something
Just like pal Jaden Smith and “not famous” star Shia LaBeouf, Arias’ Twitter is filled with cryptic, prophetic messages like, “Knowing is knowing that knowing is not knowing,” and “Let’s have love and make sex.” His 421,000 fans get to read his musings on a regular basis.
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