Miley Cyrus Addresses Billy Ray Estrangement Rumors, Calls Mom Tish ‘My Hero’

Miley Cyrus Addresses Billy Ray Estrangement Rumors, Calls Mom Tish ‘My Hero’

Miley Cyrus is addressing the rumors about her family, specifically concerning her relationship with father Billy Ray.

On the latest episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, which arrived Wednesday (June 12) on Netflix, David Letterman asked the “Flowers” singer point-blank: “There’s not estrangement here with your father — it’s just the way things are played?”


“Yeah,” she responded. “I think what is so beautiful is that my parents, they served their children. My parents served us and sacrificed so much for us. Anything we dreamed of, they made possible.

“I’m grateful for being able to watch him ahead of me,” Miley added of her dad. “He’s almost given me this map. And there’s a map of what to do and what not to do, and he’s guided me on both. … I also inherited the narcissism from my father.”

The Hannah Montana alum also spoke about the differences between her mother, Tish Cyrus, and her dad. The ex-couple was married for nearly 30 years before divorcing in 2022, and they share 30-year-old son Braison and 24-year-old daughter Noah in addition to Miley.

“My dad, as a creative and as an artist in the way that his brain works, has always made me feel safer in my own mind because we’re very similar in our ideas,” the “Wrecking Ball” artist said. “So I think a lot of his perspective on reality and on life, I’ve inherited from him, more so than the way that I was raised — which really, my mom raised me. Honestly, my mom is my hero.”

Miley’s comments seemingly put to rest rumors of a rift in the Cyrus clan stemming from Tish and Billy Ray’s split. Both parties have remarried since their 2022 separation; however, the 62-year-old “Achy Breaky Heart” singer filed to divorce 37-year-old singer-songwriter Firerose this week, seven months after tying the knot.

According to documents obtained by People earlier this week, Billy Ray cited “irreconcilable differences” and “inappropriate marital conduct” as the reasons for their split. He is also seeking an annulment on the grounds of fraud.

Days prior to the divorce news, Billy Ray made a heartfelt post gushing about Miley. “I’m incredibly proud of her,” he wrote, sharing a throwback photo of Miley as a toddler. “She’s a survivor and a true artist. She learned early on to love and appreciate the fans who make everything possible.”

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, featuring Miley Cyrus, is streaming now on Netflix.

The post “Miley Cyrus Addresses Billy Ray Estrangement Rumors, Calls Mom Tish ‘My Hero’” by Hannah Dailey was published on 06/12/2024 by