Miley Cyrus

The 'Hercules 3D' star, who recently insisted he is "happily single" despite being spotted getting close to the 'Wrecking Ball' hit maker in Las Vegas late last month, admits he loves hanging out with the21-year-old singer, with whom he has been friends with for six years.

The 28-year-old actor told E! News: "She's an amazing girl and she has a great head on her shoulders. I love hanging out with her because she is who she is and she's such a shining star."

Kellan also understands why people might think they are dating.

He said: "For Miley, I've been friends with her for six years now and we run in the same's always interesting when two public figures who might be single are seen together. Oh let's start a rumor that they might be together...I just laugh it off."

He added: "I'm just focused on work but I'm happy to be friends with her."

But the 'Twilight Saga' star, who is also friends with Miley's ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth, is determined not to let the rumors distract him from his career.

He said: "I stay out of the tabloids, I don't care to be in the magazines, I don't look myself up."