Noah Cyrus and Dominic Purcell Were 'Seeing Each Other' Prior to Mom Tish Cyrus Marrying the Actor: Source (Exclusive)

A source tells PEOPLE Noah "was offended" her mother married Purcell after he and the singer had previously hooked up

<p>Pascal Le Segretain/Getty; Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty; Kayla Oaddams/WireImage</p> Noah Cyrus; Dominic Purcell; Tish Cyrus

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Noah Cyrus; Dominic Purcell; Tish Cyrus

Noah Cyrus and Dominic Purcell had been seeing each other and ended things before he entered a relationship with her mom Tish Cyrus.

A source tells PEOPLE on Friday that Noah, 24, "was offended" her mother, 56, married the Prison Break actor, 54, after he and the singer had previously hooked up.

"Noah and Dominic were seeing each other in a friends with benefits way, off and on. They stopped seeing each other and then Tish started something up," the source says, adding that "Tish knew he had been seeing Noah."

Though Noah and Purcell had stopped seeing each other when his relationship with Tish started, the source claims "Tish never gave Noah the chance to talk about all of this before they got married."

Noah's rep had no comment. Reps for Tish and Purcell have not responded to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Related: Noah Cyrus Is 'Very Loyal' to Dad Billy Ray Following 'Really Hard' Divorce from Mom Tish: Source (Exclusive)

The news comes after another insider told PEOPLE on Thursday that Noah has stuck by her dad Billy Ray Cyrus' side, even amid apparent strained relationships within the Cyrus family.

“Noah is very loyal to Billy Ray,” the source said. “She and Billy Ray have always had a really close relationship.”

The country singer, 62, filed for divorce from Tish in April 2022 after more than 28 years of marriage. The former couple — who have each since remarried — share daughters Brandi, 36, Miley, 31, and Noah and sons Trace, 35, and Braison, 29. (Billy Ray also has son Christopher Cody, 31, from a previous relationship.)

<p>Tish Cyrus/Instagram</p> Tish Cyrus and Dominic Purcell

Tish Cyrus/Instagram

Tish Cyrus and Dominic Purcell

“It hasn’t been easy for any of the kids,” the insider added of the divorce. “Their parents’ separation was really hard, but it was also long overdue.”

At the time of their separation, a representative for the family issued a joint statement to PEOPLE exclusively on behalf of Tish and Billy Ray, saying, "It is after 30 years, five amazing children and a lifetime of memories, we have decided to go our separate ways — not with sadness, but with love in our hearts. We have grown up together, raised a family we can be so proud of, and it is now time to create our own paths."

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The statement continued: "We will always be family and look forward to a continued and loving shared experience as friends and parents. We have not come to this decision lightly or quickly but with so much going on in the world, we wanted to provide some clarity and closure, so we can remain focused on what is important. With Love and Hope… Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus."

Noah — who has been making a splash at Paris fashion week recently — revealed she was engaged to Pinkus on social media in June of last year and was not present at Tish's wedding in August.

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