Karl Stefanovic's dig at Miley Cyrus in Cody Simpson interview

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Aussie singer-turned-swimming Olympic hopeful Cody Simpson has broken his silence for the first time addressing his highly-publicised split from American superstar Miley Cyrus last year.

During an interview on 60 Minutes, Karl Stefanovic, who was chatting to the star about his hopes to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games, didn't hide the fact he thought dating Miley after her divorce from fellow Aussie Liam Hemsworth may have been a mistake.

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Cody Simpson opens up about his split from Miley Cyrus. Photo: Channel Nine

"What were you thinking?" Karl asked the 24-year-old, who said the break up was "fairly amicable".

"I'd known her for a long time at that point," Cody continued.

"We went from being good friends, to just having a lot of the same friends, to being together for a while."


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Karl asked 'what were you thinking?!'. Photo: Channel Nine

He referred to Miley as "a very hyper creative person", before adding: "Everything ended fairly amicably, and it was just one of those phases I guess. You go through and you learn a lot from it."

Cody and Miley called time on their relationship after 10 months together back in August 2020. They first got together in October 2019 after the 'Nothing Breaks Like A Heart' hit-maker ended things with Kaitlynn Carter, who she coupled up with soon after her divorce from Liam.

The musical duo were hot and heavy from the get-go, sharing saucy snaps of themselves canoodling on their respective Instagram accounts. In one photo Cody posted just a month into their relationship, the shirtless Aussie star — who won the inaugural season of The Masked Singer — was seen embracing a lingerie-clad Miley.

The couple also celebrated their love early on by getting inked together and while their tattoos were not matching they were certainly in sync.

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Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson dated for 10 months. Photo: Instagram/codysimpson

Cody Simpson stunned the sporting world last year when he announced that he'd qualified for Australia's Olympic swim trials.

He said he had decided to have another crack at his "first love" of swimming after ditching his sporting career to chase an opportunity in music at a young age. And he could still qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after the Games were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the trials taking place in Adelaide from June 12.

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