Miley 'Closer to the Lord' Thanks to Boy Toy

Gaston 'really made me read my Bible,' Cyrus, 16, gushes of beau, 20
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 11:35 AM CDT
Rachael Ray talks with performer Miley Cyrus, right, during the taping of "The Rachael Ray Show" in New York yesterday.   (The Rachael Ray Show)
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(Newser) – Miley Cyrus’ 20-year-old beau Justin Gaston has brought her “closer to the Lord,” the 16-year-old pop star tells Rachel Ray in an interview airing tomorrow. “He’s really made me read my Bible,” she said. “He’s made me actually read the stories in the Bible—not the quick little verses.”

But it wasn’t love at first site for the god-fearing couple, Us notes. “Honestly I didn’t like him at first,” Cyrus said of the singer/underwear model. “I was like ‘Great, another song writer.’” But now she’s convinced “he’s like the coolest guy, so it’s good.” Cyrus’ other bit of scintillating news: She’s learned to color her own hair. “I’m going to save so much money, you have no idea!”