Singer Miley Cyrus poses at the amfAR's Fifth Annual Inspiration Gala
Singer Miley Cyrus poses at the amfAR's Fifth Annual Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, California October 29, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Miley Cyrus is reportedly causing a major rift within the Kennedy family this festive season, according to a new report. Entertainment outlets have confirmed Cyrus has been on a whirlwind romance with her new found love, Patrick Schwarzenegger, but the singer is purportedly getting the cold shoulder from his mother Maria Shriver.

Shriver has reportedly banned the 22-year-old "Wrecking Ball" singer from celebrating Christmas with the Kennedy clan. According to Hollywood Life, the former First Lady of California never approved of her son's attachment with the young singer. Citing Life & Style magazine, the site adds that Shriver allegedly has made it quite clear that Cyrus is not welcome to their house this Christmas.

Meanwhile, media reports indicate that Schwarzenegger seems to be smitten by the "Hannah Montana" star. The two, who had reportedly met last Halloween, have been often spotted together at crazy night out parties, with various outlets reporting on supposedly "PDA" photos of the rumoured couple.

The photos often give birth to various rumours, ranging from marriage to pregnancy speculations, which reportedly further infuriate Shriver, who allegedly does not want her son to get too attached with the popular teen idol. "She doesn't think it's appropriate to have Miley around the rest of the Kennedy family," an insider tells Life & Style.

However, Schwarzenegger is reportedly equally adamant about Cyrus. Hollywood Life reports that he is keen to invite her rumoured lady love to his Massachusetts home for the family's iconic annual Christmas celebration. This issue has supposedly become a big deal in the Kennedy family as the mother–son duo has been reportedly constantly arguing over the same.

The Internet is brewing these days with various stories regarding Cyrus' lifestyle. Recently, the singer came down strongly on Life & Style magazine for publishing unverified pregnancy news about her. She slammed the magazine on Instagram. She is also defending herself from those labelling her as a drug addict and alcoholic, after the same publication reported that she needed to go to rehab.

Meanwhile, Australian singer and a good friend of Schwarzenegger, Cody Simpson, expressed his support for the young twerking star by claiming that she is a "very sweet and normal" girl, ET Online reported. He had spent a lot of time with the new couple last week and has been quoted as saying Cyrus "impressed" him.