'guy pal' Justin Gaston
has been given the seal of approval by her protective father Billy Ray
The 15-year-old has been linked to 20-year-old Gaston - a former contestant on reality TV show Nashville Star
- for several weeks, and he joined her dad onstage to perform at Miley's Disneyland party on Sunday. All parties have denied Gaston is romancing the underage star - but he has won over Billy Ray.
He tells Access Hollywood
, "He actually reminds me a lot of myself when I was 20-years-old and I was living and searching for the dream. He's got a great heart and soul, and a lot of determination. I think that's the true measure of a man, is when you measure his heart."
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