Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus file for divorce
October 28th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus file for divorce

Sad news for Miley Cyrus. After 17 years of marriage, the teen star's parents are calling it quits.

In a joint statement, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus tell CNN: "As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers."

The Cyruses, who are parents to five children – Miley, Braison, and Noah, as well as Trace and Brandi, Tish's kids from a previous relationship - filed divorce papers in Tennesse's Williamson County Chancery Court on Wednesday citing irreconcilable differences, according to Us Weekly.

Country singer Billy Ray is reportedly asking for shared custody of their three minor kids, plus an equitable division of their marital assets.

soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. katie

    what is wrong with her eyes? who knows?

    November 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mearder

    Miley Cyrus is a True Teenage Star
    her mom looks so much like her
    Come on Guys don t get divorced stay together
    you 2 are such a beautiful couple
    that is sad

    October 31, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Martha

    Aw, that's sad. I don't like Miley–never had, never will–but I know divorce is hard. My parents were close to divorcing, and it hurt me and my sisters. It hurt as much as a stabbing into your heart. I'm just glad that Mom and Dad are still together and working it out. Stay strong, Miley.

    October 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pablo

    I think that she is wearing contacts or they photoshoped iT cuz THOSE R NOT HER REAL EYES N SHE LUKS LIKE AN ALIEN MAYBE THATS Y THEY R BRKNG UP!! XD =3

    October 29, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. Robert Warner

    I guess she got tired of him pimping Myley out.

    October 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Holly Golightly

    Hey sillyboy...this is a blog where people can comment if they wish. it's a fun pastime, but if you don't like it, be a troll somewhere else! 🙂 peace and love...p.s. i think Tish is pretty...

    October 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. andy6

    wbo cares

    October 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martha

      If you don't care, why'd you read this? Sounds like a fan in denial.

      October 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Linda M

    I think it's sad. First for the chidren. And the fact they grew apart. Marriage is not easy, but it sure helps when you communicate. As for the cruel and heartless comments on here... you need to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror.

    October 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. neoanakinpotter


    October 28, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Timme62

    Whose going to get custody of Miley's money????

    October 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Monia

    I am surprise it's take him so long , usually the parents are screw they marriage when the one of the kids are more and more popular. I think the parents should thing twice before do something like this, they act like kids! Now they gonna fight for the money and all buls.... . Sad very sad. They like everybody in LA.

    October 28, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jack

    it must have been something else that attracted him to her, cuz it sure ain't her looks.

    October 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. karla

    Is there anyone that can stay together anymore?

    October 28, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. silly boy

    you people that comment are so lame and need to get friends to talk to, not internet people. tools

    October 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • sillygirl

      You're so funny and a little stupid too. You made a comment so are you LAME, have NO friends to talk with, and only have internet people tools???????

      October 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • paulo

      Then what are you doing on here for Jack***!!!!!

      October 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • sillier boy

      I like you, silly my internet friend...we don't need silly boy.

      October 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martha

      Then why are you here posting anything? Talk about a hypocrite.

      October 29, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. paulo

    I smell incestuous relationship that ended it

    October 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Lonesome Wyatte

    OKAY, Stay off Tish's eyes. I happen to like her eyes. They are the windows of her Soul. Lovely.

    October 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mckenna

    Another "Hollywood" couple divorcing. They should have stay in Tennessee with all their kids including Miley and maybe they could have had a chance with their marriage. They are probably divorcing because Billy Ray spends more time and affection on his daughter instead of his wife!

    October 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  18. kt

    I think anyone in Billy Ray's situation would jump at the chance to get their child in the entertainment industry. Miley has a lot of talent. Hopefully she is very grounded and does not end up like Brittney.

    October 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. rich

    Who gets custody of Miley?
    Who gets custody of Hannah?

    October 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  20. yikes

    are those eyes real?!

    October 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  21. phoenix

    now the little brat can get some tattoes andupstage gaga and stefani

    October 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Bobby

    Stop making babies ! I mean 5 between them and the good old "two from a previous". I give each of them 6 months married again and more kids. More self absorbed adults, who need something new, why try to work things out. I got a younger blond waiting for me. The kids? Oh wht about them, I still get to see them on weekends.

    October 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timme62

      Do the math, they have 3 between them and two from her previous relationship.

      October 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Nikki

    Ha ha ha blah blah! I am sad to say it but that's excatly what I was thinking! The pic kinda makes her look like an alien! OuY!

    October 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Spellcheck

    I appreciate your thoughts! But it is "their" not "there"; your great idea is drowned out by your misspelling or misuse.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  25. lucy

    Who are we to judge! as human beings we should respect there privacy it's there life at the end of the day ....

    October 28, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  26. LL

    Say it ain't so! Let the "achy breaky heart" jokes begin....

    October 28, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  27. blahblah

    Is it just me or does that woman have enormous eyes? She looks almost cartoonish or cheesy alien.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jeff

    Billy Ray is such a tool, another wanna be living off his childs success.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  29. infinite

    they only stayed together until mylie turned of age to manage her own money, then the cash train is running out.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  30. Blah blah blah

    who gives a --! Morons.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Well, evidently you.... you took enough time to actually post.

      October 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martha

      If you really didn't care about this, why did you even bother to post anything on this page? Get a life.

      October 29, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Scooby

    Rhut Rho!

    October 28, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  32. AJ

    Her eyes in that picture really freak me out. 😛

    October 28, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Steven Seagal

      They look like those weird Lady Gaga eyes.

      October 28, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Bibi5

      Scary, scary for sure.

      October 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • taurusjewel

      I *totally* agree... I did a double and triple take and was trying to figure out if photoshopped. Wickedly weird!!!

      October 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martha

      Whoa, you're right. Lol. Those are like alien eyes. I usually like big eyes, but those are too big for my taste.

      October 29, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  33. b ray expert

    more time to evolve his creepy relationship he has going with his daughter!

    October 28, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  34. andy

    not 18 yet, no care.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  35. btard

    is miley 18 yet?

    October 28, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  36. cheefsfury


    October 28, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Miley


      October 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |

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