• Billy Ray Cyrus posted a cryptic message about love amid his family rift
• Miley Cyrus failed to acknowledge her father at the 2024 Grammys
• Tish Cyrus reflected on her divorce from Billy Ray in a February 6 episode of Call Her Daddy
Here is what happened:
Billy Ray Cyrus is being gentle with his achy breaky heart. The country music star shared a cryptic message amid his family rift with daughter Miley Cyrus and ex-wife Tish Cyrus, who he divorced in 2022 after nearly 30 years of marriage. Alongside a photo of himself and his wife of four months Firerose cozying up in a field together, Billy Ray wrote on Instagram Feb. 6, “Love is the answer.” The post came just two days after Miley, 31, failed to acknowledge Billy Ray, 62, while accepting the Best Pop Solo Performance and Record of the Year awards at the 2024 Grammys.
E! News has reached out to Billy Ray’s rep for comment but hasn’t heard back. Though Miley and her dad were once inseparable as costars on Hannah Montana, they’ve drifted apart in recent years, according to a source close to the “Wrecking Ball” singer. “The divorce between her parents have put a strain on her relationship with her dad and it’s been hard to connect with him in the last year,” an insider told E! News in 2022, adding that Miley “has been closer to her mom Tish” and “doesn’t have a relationship” with Firerose. Recently, Tish reflected on her divorce from Billy Ray during an appearance on Call Her Daddy, sharing that she had a “complete psychological breakdown” amid the split.
When the “Achy Breaky Heart” singer married Tish, he adopted her daughter Brandi Cyrus and son Trace Cyrus (Feb. 24, 1989), whose biological father is their mom’s ex-husband Baxter Helson. Tish and Billy Ray’s youngest, daughter Noah Cyrus, was born Jan. 8, 2000. E! News has also reached out to Billy Ray’s rep for comment but hasn’t yet heard back.