LOADING ...

Miley Cyrus and I Are Handling Social Distancing Very Differently

Mar 26, 2020. 16 comments

For the last few weeks, I have been alone in my apartment, wracked with fear that everyone I love will get sick and die, and missing human contact that doesn’t require a microphone. Indeed, I’m losing my mind so fully in semi-isolation that I’ve started befriending all my forks. There are certainly some benefits to social distance: I feel more connected to some of my friends and family who live far away, I have more time to read, and today I learned all the moves to the Justin Bieber “Sorry” dance. Still, I think I speak for most people when I say that this experience sucks (and is sure to get worse).

But when I say “most people,” I apparently do not mean Miley Cyrus, who seems to be using social distance as an opportunity to recharge. She told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, This is the most at peace and fulfilled that I’ve been in the last few years.”

Per Us Weekly:

“I think I miss the safety of being able to be around my family,” she explained. “What do I miss of the outside world — of going to the studio or whatever, I don’t really miss that. Because, connecting with my fans every day is something that I really have been missing, probably since Hannah Montana.”...

...“Even you and I just having this chat feels less alone,” Cyrus admitted. “I just, I feel like I connected more with the outside world inside than I did on the outside.”

I don’t particularly blame Cyrus for feeling differently about social distance than I do. I imagine being a celebrity during this period is a little different altogether—no more hiding from paparazzi, no more PR events you don’t need to go to, no more getting mobbed by fans, which probably gets old. And there are some nice things, celebrity or not, about having the time to think about what kinds of human connection are important, and the things that really matter.

As Cyrus told Lowe:

“We’re starting to see what it would look like if we actually started treating the world more responsibly. So getting this little, kind of breath of fresh air and a little vision for us to actually see physically what would happen if we actually really focused on climate change,” she explained.

True! (Ish). On the other hand, if I see one more celebrity Instagram themselves in “quarantine” in a literal mansion with fifteen backyards, I will mail them one of the roaches from my tiny, lonely, fear-filled Brooklyn apartment. [Us Weekly]


Demi Lovato has a new boyfriend!

Page Six reports that Lovato is dating soap opera star Max Ehrich, as evidenced by social media flirtation, which is always the smoking gun.

Per Page Six:

The new couple first sparked romance rumors when eagle-eyed fans spotted them leaving flirty messages on each other’s Instagram posts.

“When u realize u should’ve packed more for your quarantine stay,” the actor captioned a shirtless photo of himself, to which the pop star responded, “Fine by me.”

Oh hell yeah, that’s the juicy stuff.

The tabloid says they’ve been dating for “a few weeks,” and since last month was now about 125 years ago, I expect a marriage announcement any day now. [Page Six]


  • Kylie Jenner is doing a very good thing. [Huffington Post]
  • Chris Pine went to the grocery store. [Celebitchy]
  • Joshua Jackson is tryin to stay calm, as are we all. [People]
  • Colton Underwood opens up. [E! Online]
  • Awkwafina would like everyone to be less racist. [Instagram]
  • Laura Prepon wrote about having an abortion. [People]

16 Comments

Suggested posts

We Mapped Where New Yorkers Are Snitching About Their Neighbors' Social Distancing We Mapped Where New Yorkers Are Snitching About Their Neighbors' Social Distancing

On Sunday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he’d given the NYPD permission to issue fines of up to $500 to anyone violating social distan...

Wimbledon Is Canceled, But More Importantly Where Will I See Serena's Tennis Outfits Now? Wimbledon Is Canceled, But More Importantly Where Will I See Serena's Tennis Outfits Now?

Tennis, in my opinion, is the most watchable sport. The court isn’t that huge, the camera just stays in one place and the announcers are generally ve...

'Non-Urgent' Fertility Treatments Were Shut Down in Response to Covid-19—Now Patients Are Protesting 'Non-Urgent' Fertility Treatments Were Shut Down in Response to Covid-19—Now Patients Are Protesting

Last week, Beverly Reed, a fertility doctor in Texas, started making a series of difficult phone calls. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine...

Let's See What Gucci Designer Alessandro Michele Has to Say About Sex and God Let's See What Gucci Designer Alessandro Michele Has to Say About Sex and God

Do you think about God while you’re having sex? Alessandro Michele sure does!If you are unfamiliar with Alessandro Michele, he is Gucci’s Creative Di...

Down Time: Angel Olsen on Turning to History and Surrealism Down Time: Angel Olsen on Turning to History and Surrealism

Down Time is a Jezebel series in which we ask our favorite artists and authors what art, books, and activities they’re turning to in this moment of i...

Emma Watson Is Like, Really Into Kink Culture These Days Emma Watson Is Like, Really Into Kink Culture These Days

Emma Watson might not have had the time to spare for her co-stars and their Little Women press tour earlier this year, but she certainly always has ...

Imbalancing Act: 'I Don’t Want To Be Positive, I Want To Be Pissed As Hell' Imbalancing Act: 'I Don’t Want To Be Positive, I Want To Be Pissed As Hell'

Imbalancing ActImbalancing ActMothering during the covid-19 pandemicPrev NextView All “Jennifer,” 41, lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband and...

This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Soufflé Is the Only Time a YouTube Hack Hasn't Failed Me This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Soufflé Is the Only Time a YouTube Hack Hasn't Failed Me

Welcome to In Poor Taste, a column about decadent food trends delivered with the intellectual curiosity of a Michelin critic and the care of a mukban...

At Least These Goats Get to Run Free in the Streets At Least These Goats Get to Run Free in the Streets

With humans banished from the streets and held captive in their homes by a virus, animals and wildlife can once again maintain rightful control. This...

How Does an Entertainment Publicist Handle PR During a Global Crisis? How Does an Entertainment Publicist Handle PR During a Global Crisis?

During the first full week of self-isolation, Cardi B leaned into her cabin fever, posting a series of Instagram Live dispatches. Other than inspirin...

Language