Miley Cyrus On Ex-Boyfriend Nick Jonas: "We Were In Love"
Posted on Thu Aug 7, 2008 10:54 AM PDT

Miley Cyrus MCyrus080108_06.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Though Miley Cyrus always insisted that she and Nick Jonas were "just friends," the Hannah Montana star is finally coming forward with the truth about their relationship. In the September issue of Seventeen, the 15-year-old pop singer says, "We became boyfriend and girlfriend the day we met. He was on a quest to meet me, and he was like, 'I think you're beautiful and I really like you.' And I was like, 'Oh, my gosh, I like you so much.'" Miley continues, "Nick and I loved each other. We still do, but we were in love with each other. For two years he was basically my 24/7."

The couple broke up in late 2007, and Cyrus tells the magazine, "At first I bawled for a month straight. I was so sad. I just went into this weird funk. And I dyed my hair black. When we were dating, Nick wanted me to get highlights – and so I did that, and I got myself looking great. And then, on the day we broke up, I was like, I want to make my hair black now – I don't want to look pretty; I want to look hard-core. I was rebelling against everything Nick wanted me to be. And then I was like, I've got to be by myself for now, and just figure out who I really am. Since [the breakup], I've realized that I've met so many great guys, but I like being the girl nobody can have. No one can touch me, no one's mine. I'm myself. I think it's sexy to do your own thing."