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Are Miley Cyrus, Cody Simpson a new couple?

Singers Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson, pictured above

Singers Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson, pictured above in a composite image, were seen kissing at a restaurant in West Hollywood last week. Credit: Getty Images / Neilson Barnard, left; Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows / Astrid Stawiarz

A month-and-a-half after husband Liam Hemsworth's divorce filing, pop star Miley Cyrus has apparently begun a romance with Australian singer Cody Simpson.

After the two were seen kissing at a West Hollywood restaurant late last week — prompting Cyrus, 26, to post a long Twitter message Friday denouncing critics of her rapid rebound and mentioning she was "dating" someone without specifically referring to Simpson — he uploaded a black-and-white Instagram Story video Sunday showing the couple's faces in close-up. They sang along happily to Elvis Presley's "Ku-Ui-Po" from the 1961 movie "Blue Hawaii," seen momentarily on a TV screen.

"More today than yesterday," read lyrics excerpted in text on the screen.

On Sunday, the 22-year-old Simpson posted a black-and-white Instagram photo of himself posing shirtless, with Cyrus reflected in background glass taking his picture. "Got nothin," he captioned it vaguely. Pop star Justin Bieber commented jokingly, "Stop killing me," while Cyrus posted a string of heart and fire emoji and wrote "Cutest."

Cyrus and "Hunger Games" star Hemsworth, 29, youngest of the three Hemsworth actor brothers, had announced on Aug. 10 that they were separating after seven months of marriage. Hemsworth, who's also from Australia, filed for divorce 11 days later.

Soon after the divorce filing, Cyrus was involved in a brief relationship with "The Hills" star Kaitlynn Carter. According to reports citing anonymous sources, the couple had broken up before Sept. 21. Carter had split with her husband, reality-TV star Brody Jenner, in August.

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