EXCLUSIVE: Kellan Lutz Says He 'Never Dated' Miley Cyrus, Is 'So Happy' for Her and Liam Hemsworth
By Meredith B. Kile
Kellen Lutz is getting candid about his rumored relationship with Miley Cyrus.
The Extraction star, who was linked to the singer after her split from former fiance Liam Hemsworth in 2014, told ET's Katie Krause that the romantic rumors about him and Cyrus were nothing more than speculation.
“We never dated,” Lutz explained. “It was hearsay, that was all gossip stuff.”
The 30-year-old actor, who broke through with roles in Stick It, Accepted and the Twilight series, said he was thrilled to hear that Cyrus and Hemsworth have reportedly reconciled in recent months.
“It’s something that I’ve even gone through in relationships,” Lutz said. “You can date someone and it’s not necessarily healthy because both people are growing. Then you kind of reconnect years later.”
“I’m so happy for her and Liam,” he added. “I hope they’re very happy and it lasts forever, ‘cause they’re both beautiful people.”
The actor told ET that he loves working on action stunts in his films, and even on Bullseye, the competition show he hosts on FOX, but says he doesn’t miss the thrill of evading the paparazzi from his early Twilight heartthrob days.
“I've stayed quite out of the limelight, not really going to so many events and just working,” he noted. “Like this last year, I've done four movies, a show, it's the busiest I've ever been and it's amazing. It's amazing to kind of just let your work speak for itself, not your relationships, not you being outside on the beach topless.”
“It’s not like you’re looking to be in these magazines,” he added. “It’s been really nice not having a paparazzi Prius sitting outside my house and I have to jump the back wall. It's been really freeing.”
Extraction will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on Feb. 23.