Ever since Us Weekly’s re-reporting of Star Magazine’s initial accusation – that Tish Finley-Cyrus had an affair with Bret Michaels – I’ve been wondering if we’d ever hear Billy Ray Cyrus’s side of what went down. I was imagining something Lohan-esque (dysfunctional, rage-filled), but I didn’t think the story would end up sounding… straight out of the Lohan play-book. According to the Enquirer, when Billy Ray discovered Tish’s infidelity, it was quite the aggressive shouting match. I guess I should give The Mullet some credit though – it looks like it was just shouting. If Tish really was f-cking Bret Michaels (which Bret denied), then what did Tish think was going to happen? Oh, but guess what the real ugliness was about, though? Money. And Miley. And which one of them got access to Money/Miley.
Out of his mind with rage, BILLY RAY CYRUS furiously tried to kick down the door of his estranged wife TISH’s bedroom as she sobbed uncontrollably and one of their children cowered, terrified, nearby.
That was the explosive scene during a brutal fight at the couple’s Los Angeles home that led to the Cyrus’ ugly $100 million divorce battle, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.
“Billy screamed terrible things at Tish,” divulged an insider. “he accused her of having affairs, including one with Bret Michaels. He screamed that she was a bad parent. Then he started kicking in the door.”
The confrontation erupted after Billy Ray tried to ground his superstar daughter MiILEY for talking back to him, and Tish intervened, the insider continued. After learning that Tish had undermined him and given Miley permission to go out, Billy Ray went berserk with anger.
“Tish locked herself in her bedroom to escape Billy Ray’s wrath. And he pounded on the door screaming: ‘Come out here and talk to me, b****! You let everyone run wild when I’m not here! It’s going to STOP!’”
The insider said Tish sobbed hysterically and shot back: “You’re making me (bleeping) crazy, Billy Ray. Go back to Tennessee, all you ever do is make everybody miserable!”
Miley and her brother Braison, 16, were not home during the terrifying battle. But the couple’s daughter Noah was, and she was ushered out of the home by a housekeeper during the melee. The violent fight happened this summer, say sources, and it was the last straw for Billy Ray, who afterward left the family’s LA home for the Cyrus Ranch in Tennessee.
Billy Ray’s publicist denies the brawl took place, but sources say that the incident drove a wedge between Bill and Miley. Tish is now managing Miley’s career, and the two women are very close.
“Miley loves her dad and wants peace in the family. She wants everybody together for her birthday – but she’s done with him being a part of her life full-time,” the insider added.
In addition to initiating divorce proceedings, Billy Ray also received a temporary restraining order, which prevents both he and Tish from depleting their considerable assets.
Meanwhile, Billy has his sights set on a musical comeback. “He resents that Miley’s turned on him after everything he’s done for her career… he’s also jealous of being eclipsed by her success.”
[From The National Enquirer, print & online edition]
Just. Like. The Lohans. Except Dina wasn’t f-cking her way through a hair band (that we know of). I buy this story because even though Miley publicly stated that she “wasn’t taking sides” in her parents’ divorce, she stepped out for a few photo ops with Tish, and you can just tell she’s closer to her mom (momager, ugh). I also think it’s true because the mullet has made it’s triumphant return at the CMAs – I do think Billy Ray is trying to get himself a comeback. And he just seems like a bitter man.
Written by Kaiser
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