Sources close to Miley claim all of her heavily documented relationships since splitting with ex-husband Liam Hemsworth have been to make him jealous, according to Radar.
"This romance with Cody … and constant ‘look at me’ behaviour is all designed to push Liam’s buttons — and to be fair it’s always worked in the past because he’s a good guy who ultimately loves her," said the insider.
"But now he’s just rolling his eyes and washing his hands of her, even as a friend, which of course is driving Miley nuts."
The former couple met on the set of The Last Song in 2009 and had an on-again, off-again relationship for years before tying the knot in December 2018. In August 2019, Miley and Liam separated after less than a year of marriage.
"Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time," a rep told PEOPLE at the time.
"Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy."
Shortly after their split, Miley had a brief fling with Brody Jenner's ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter. The pair spent most of August and September together, beginning with a trip to Italy where they were spotted packing on the PDA. By September 21, however, their romance had completely ended.
"Miley and Kaitlynn are no longer together romantically. They have been there for each other through tough times recently but decided it's best to be friends," a source told Entertainment Tonight.
Soon after, Miley embarked on a relationship with Masked Singer winner Cody. The pair provided an endless stream of posts about their relationship on Instagram, with Miley even seemingly dissing Liam during a Q&A session with Cody.
However, it seems Liam wasn't concerned about Miley's relationship with Cody or Kaitlynn. The actor "doesn't have a reaction or plan on engaging with Miley," a source told E! News.
Instead, the source said, "He's leaving it all in the past and is in a different place now. He is busy on set and working. That's his focus now and what he is going to keep doing."
The source noted the Hunger Games star has "moved on," and is now dating Dynasty's Maddison Brown. What's more, Liam isn't getting any updates about Miley's love life: "He doesn't want to hear about it and usually doesn't."