Topless images that we can't unsee apparently weren't the only things that emerged from Miley Cyrus' recent cover shoot with Rolling Stone magazine. Seems the popster also hit it off with the photographer, Theo Wenner, who -- nepotism alert -- is the son of the mag's founder, Jann Wenner.
But are they anything more than pals? Depends who you ask.
E! News says Miley, 20, and Theo, 24, became fast friends after the Rolling Stone shoot and "have stayed in constant contact with each other."
And though sources insist their budding connection isn't romantic, it was enough to score the shutterbug (and former flame of Liv Tyler) an invitation to the tongue-waggling singer's "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig last weekend, along with a seat in the VIP section with her friends and family.
Meanwhile, Radar Online claims Cyrus, who called it quits with fiancé Liam Hemsworth last month, also arranged a clandestine, post-"SNL" rendezvous with Wenner.
"Miley was on her phone throughout the ['SNL' afterparty] at STK … texting Theo the whole time," alleges a source. "Just before 3 a.m., after receiving another text from Theo, she hopped up from her table and left the party abruptly, leaving all of her friends behind."
From there, she supposedly spent the next hour being driven around New York by a bodyguard in an attempt to lose a cadre of paparazzi. According to Radar, Cyrus' motorcade later returned to her hotel without her, which somehow translates to she "clearly had been dropped off somewhere to spend the night."
For now, however, the party line is that Miley and Theo are just friends. Speaking of parties, Cyrus threw a big one on Monday morning for her appearance on the "Today" show, complete with rainbows, giant mushrooms, little people and a foam finger, which we can only hope has been disinfected since the VMAs.