Cody Simpson appeared to throw some shade in the direction of Miley Cyrus's past relationships, suggesting she hadn't had a romantic experience before him. Matt Winkelmeyer / FilmMagic, Appearing on Australia's Kyle & Jackie O Show, Cody was asked about his relationship with Miley, which has seen more than its fair share of publicity since the two started dating. instagram.com Barely a day has gone by without the new couple hitting headlines for some reason or another. The two began dating after Miley separated from Brody Jenner's ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter, who she was pictured kissing as news broke that her relationship with Liam Hemsworth was over. Speaking about how they turned a longtime friendship into something more, Cody said of Miley: "She's been through a lot this year and I was trying to be respectful of that." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com He continued: "I think we were interested in each other since we first met, even when I was like, 18, but it was not the right time."Cody added: "I told her. I was like, I used to kiss the TV screen when I was like, 9." However, the Masked Singer winner then appeared to make a subtle dig at Miley's exes, suggesting that she hadn't had a romantic experience in her previous relationships. Kyle Grillot / AFP / Getty Images "I’m very, very, very romantic," Cody said. "I don’t think she...she’d talked about how she hadn’t had that kind of an experience in a relationship before."Cody went on to reference the time he serenaded Miley in the hospital with a song he'd written for her, which she then encouraged him to release. The remark follows Miley's own controversial comments about sexuality where she appeared to throw shade at her ex-boyfriends in a recent Instagram Live. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "You don't have to be gay, there are good people with dicks out there, you just gotta find them," Miley said. "You just gotta find a dick that's not a dick, you know what I mean?"She added: "I always thought I had to be gay, because I just thought all guys are evil, but that's not true. There are good people out there that just happen to have dicks. I've only ever met one, and he's on this [Instagram] Live." When asked about Miley's comment, Cody seemed flattered, saying it was a "nice" thing for her to say. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I like to be the best boyfriend I can possibly be," he said. "Especially for her — she deserves that much." As for their budding relationship, Cody said love was "a big word" but revealed that the two have been a positive influence on each other as they're both now sober. twitter.com You can listen to the full interview here. BuzzFeed has reached out to reps of Liam Hemsworth for comment.