Credit: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images Photo: Miley Cyrus Wears Star-Shaped Pasties at Planet Hollywood, October 8, 2013

Despite their attempts to deny their budding romance, Miley Cyrus and Kellan Lutz are getting awfully cozy lately. So why does Miley continue to insist she’s single? According to Hollywood Life, she’s not quite sure Kellan’s intentions are in the right place just yet.

“The timing of these hookups are suspect to Miley,” a source close to the “Adore You” singer said. “She thinks that he might be using her for the media aspect of things.”

We can’t lie — Miley’s a good celebrity to date if you’re looking for publicity. She’s the subject of almost every conversation about Hollywood lately, and with her performance on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve With Ryan Seacrest coming up later this week, we know she’s getting ready to shock us with something totally new to ring in the new year.

“He has a movie coming out next week and a lot of late night shows and other places will cover [their relationship] and will want to book him on their shows,” the source added. “So she is very suspect of his true intentions. That is the main reason she isn’t diving into a relationship with him.”

Since Kellan will be Miley’s first relationship since breaking off her engagement with Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth earlier this year, she’d be smart not to get into anything too serious too soon.

But we’ve gotta admit that Miley didn’t look too worried about it when she partied with Kellan after she attended Britney Spears’s opening night of her Vegas show over the weekend. If they’re not officially in a relationship now, we’ve got a feeling it might be on the horizon.

What do you think — is Kellan using Miley or is he in it for the right reasons?

Source: Hollywood Life