Miley Cyrus' dad Billy Ray 'files for divorce after seven months of marriage'

Billy Ray Cyrus announced his engagement to Firestone in November
-Credit: (Image: Billy Ray Cyrus / Instagram)


Billy Ray Cyrus, who is the father of pop star Miley Cyrus, has reportedly filed for divorce from wife Firerose, less than a year after the two tied the knot. According to documents obtained by TMZ, he listed their date of separation as being Wednesday, 22 May. The pair have yet to speak out on their reported split.

The Achy Breaky Heart singer got married to Firerose back in October 2023 and the pair took to Instagram to share the news by posting a joint statement alongside a series of snaps from the special occasion. For the big day, Firerose looked stunning in a long sleeved lace dress, while 62 year old Billy Ray looked suave in a black tuxedo.

Billy Ray Cyrus has reportedly filed for a divorce from Firerose
Billy Ray Cyrus has reportedly filed for a divorce from Firerose -Credit:billyraycyrus/Instagram

Captioning the snaps, they wrote: "10/10/23 will always be the beautiful, joyous day that our two souls united as one in holy matrimony. It was the most perfect, ethereal celebration of love we could have ever imagined."

They continued: "For both of us to hear the preacher say, "Billy Ray and Firerose Cyrus... I now pronounce you husband and wife" that was the sacred moment our new forever began. Long Live Love!"

Meanwhile, in an interview on the Kelly Clarkson Show in October 2023, the duo, who got engaged in October 2022, opened up about their romance and revealed how Billy Ray's dog was partly the reason the two met in the first place.

Country star Billy Ray Cyrus has appeared to confirm his engagement to his new girlfriend Firerose
The pair tied the knot in October 2023 -Credit:Billy Ray Cyrus/Instagram

"It’s actually a funny story because I was walking out of an audition on Sunset Gala in Hollywood," singer Firerose explained. "Billy’s dog at the time, Tex – who was the most beautiful German shepherd you’ve ever seen – he was tapped into some divine purpose because we were, at the time, just friends and all these years later, we got married."

In a previous interview with People magazine, Billy Ray recalled his version of events and explained how they'd met on the set of Hannah Montana after he was standing with his dog by some pine trees and ended up meeting Firerose.

"There’s a couple old pine trees on the lot that look like Tennessee. Tex and I would go out there in the middle of the day and he’d take care of his business and we’d stretch and I’d think how much I missed Tennessee," he said. "On that given day, Firerose came out of the front door. There was almost a moment of, I don’t know, recognition. I was like, “This girl’s a star.”"

FIREROSE and Billy Ray Cyrus
Firerose and Billy Ray first met on the set of Hannah Montana -Credit:Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM

Prior to marrying Firerose, whose real name is Johanna Rose Hodges, Billy Ray was married to Tish Cyrus for almost 30 years and the pair share five children – Brandi, 37, Trace, 35, Miley, 31, Braison, 30, and Noah, 24 – with. However, the pair went their separate ways in April 2022.

OK! has contacted representatives for Billy Ray Cyrus for comment.