Tyler Posey talks pre-teen romance with Miley Cyrus and advocating for gay friends
PW/BLADE 7/26/01 VETERANS PARK/WOODBRIDGE, VA BY: MARGARET THOMAS TWP A class of 8 boys spent the week at a Veternas Park camp perfecting their style on bikes, blades, and skateboards. After warm-up stretches, the class practiced routines on a very large half-pipe, a smaller quarter pipe and a concrete street skating area. After a sweaty few hours of practice the boys made a bee-line for the pool to cool off. Camp director Mark Spencer said, 'The idea of the camp is to create a safe place to hang out with friends.' Tyler Posey rolls across the street skating area on his blades. Original Filename: BLADE7.jpg (Photo by Margaret Thomas/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 30: Tyler Posey sighted on location filming 'Chambermaid' on May 30, 2002 on Park Avenue South in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LINCOLN HEIGHTS - 'Relative Unknown' - Chart-topping R&B singer Trey Songz comes to Lincoln Heights, much to the delight of aspiring musician Tay. Jenn can't shake what she thinks is the flu, Cassie pressures Charles to get serious about life after high school, and Eddie's father makes an unexpected visit in 'Relative Unknown,' an all new episode of 'Lincoln Heights' airing Monday, October 26, 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC Family. (Photo by Ron Tom/ABC Family via Getty Images) TYLER POSEY, RHYON BRON
Tyler Posey during Into The West West Coast Premiere - Arrivals at Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25: Actors Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed arrive at the series premiere of MTV's 'Teen Wolf' at The Roosevelt Hotel on May 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien arrives at the Camp Playboy party at Comic-Con with Sony Pictures' 'Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star' and KRU Vodka on July 22, 2011 in San Diego, California.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Actor Tyler Posey arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 13: Actor Tyler Posey attends the Maxim, FX and Fox Home Entertainment Comic-Con Party at Andaz on July 13, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Maxim)
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Tyler Posey poses for a portrait during the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for NCLR)
CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 14: Actor Tyler Posey (R) arrives at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actor Tyler Posey (R) and Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop attend Cartoon Network's fourth annual Hall of Game Awards at Barker Hangar on February 15, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Actor Tyler Posey holds a 'HI MOM!' sign onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez (L) and actor Tyler Posey onstage during FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actor Tyler Posey (R) and Seana Gorlick arrive at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Actors Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Posey arrive at The Paley Center For Media's 32nd Annual PALEYFEST LA - 'Teen Wolf' event at Dolby Theatre on March 11, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Tyler Posey ,Tattoo Detail, attends the premiere of MTV's 'Scream' at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 09: Actor Tyler Posey attends the 'Teen Wolf' panel during Comic-Con International on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 09: (L-R) Television personality Carly Aquilino, actor and host Tyler Posey and television personality Nessa present an award during the MTV Fandom Fest San Diego Comic-Con at PETCO Park on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Actors Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Tyler Posey pose with adoptable puppies from The Shelter Pet Project during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - January 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Tyler Posey visits the Young Hollywood Studio on January 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19: Gigi Hadid and Tyler Posey at the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: Actor Tyler Posey attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Host Tyler Posey speaks on stage at the MTV Fandom Awards San Diego at PETCO Park on July 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Actor Tyler Posey attends H&M Loves Coachella Tent during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for H&M)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Actor Tyler Posey speaks onstage during the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards Festival at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Tyler Posey arrives at the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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No one forgets his or her first kiss. But not many can say it was Miley Cyrus -- unless, that is, you're Tyler Posey.
While talking to ETonline, the 23-year-old star of MTV's Teen Wolf recalled the time he locked lips with the pre-Hannah Montana starlet. The moment came at 9-years-old when he was working on the PAX medical drama, Doc, with Billy Ray Cyrus.
Posey and his daughter Miley bonded after moving to Toronto where the show was filmed. "I was basically the only kid on set. She would come on set every now and then and we became really good friends," Posey recalled. "We were both goofy and she was really loud, sweet, and funny -- just a really cool kid."
The two eventually became a couple, spending two years as "boyfriend and girlfriend" during which time he had his first kiss. "We were so damn young... I would get excited when we would hold hands," Posey said.
While they never evolved into a serious relationship, Posey could tell, even then, that Cyrus was a special, self-assured person. "She was herself at seven years old. She knew who she was," he said. "I never met anyone like that at my age."
In the years since their pre-teen romance, Posey was in 12-year relationship with Seana Gorlick. The two separated in October 2014. And Cyrus, now 22, revealed that she came out to her mother when she was 14 years old.