Sad News for Miley Cyrus’ Dad

We can only imagine that Billy Ray Cyrus already suffers from depression due to his poor hairstyle choices and crappy songs. And now that depression is only going to get worse because his wife of 19-years has filed for divorce, “This is a personal matter and we are working to find a resolution that is in the best interest of our family. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”  Tish Cyrus said in a statement.

Billy released a “separate” statement saying, “This is a personal matter and we are doing what is in the best interest of our family. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”

Did they write their statements together? Perhaps they have more in common than they think! In all seriousness, this divorce isn’t really all that surprising. You may remember that Billy Ray actually filed for divorce papers almost three years ago, but then changed his mind and tried to make things work. Obviously, that was just like putting a cheap Mickey Mouse band-aid on a deep wound. It’s cute and might work for a little bit, but it’s not going to last.

One interesting thing about this divorce is that Tish is requesting primary physical and legal custody of their 13-year-old daughter, Noah. That’s interesting to me because Billy seems to be a real family man. He doesn’t seem like the type that would give away his daughter without a fight. I have a feeling there might be a battle in court. Tish is also asking for spousal support and is demanding that Billy Ray pay for all her attorney fees.


Billy Ray actually talked about his marriage just last month and you can tell by this quote that there was trouble in paradise, “We’ve both been very busy in pursuit of different things we have going on. We’re taking it one day at a time.” The 51-year-old told PEOPLE magazine. You can certainly tell a lot from that little quote. It doesn’t really sound like someone who is in a happy relationship, does it?

And to make matters worse, it looks like his relationship with Miley might be rocky, as well. Just yesterday she tweeted, “@billyraycyrus since your text and email obviously aren’t working would you like to talk like this?” You can take that tweet to mean a number of different things, but it doesn’t seem like she’s wanting to talk to him about dinner plans for tomorrow night.

We’ll see where this all goes. I just hope this sadness doesn’t make Billy Ray write a new album. We know you’re suffering Billy, but please don’t make us suffer with you.