Tish Cyrus files for divorce from Billy Ray 2 years after he originally filed

Tish Cyrus Billy Ray

Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus are getting divorced … again. Actually, they never got divorced a first time, but they were very close. In October 2010, Billy Ray filed papers against Tish (possibly in part because of her alleged affair with Bret Michaels), but then he dropped the divorce by the following March. In the time that passed, Billy Ray managed to deliver guilt-inducing interviews about how “Hannah Montana” destroyed his family (which was a handy method of emotional blackmail; and then of course, Billy Ray totally backtracked on his remarks after he and Tish decided to stay together.

In an interesting twist, Tish has now decided that she’s the one who has had enough of Billy Ray’s crap, and she has filed for divorce from him. And I guess Billy Ray has been crying in his Lucky Charms and not talking to anyone about it because Miley tweeted the following: “@billyraycyrus Since your texts and email obviously aren’t working would you like to talk like this?” That’s funny in a way because now Miley is publicly calling out her dad just like he did to her a few years ago. Still, it’s sad that this marriage has to end:

Tish Cyrus Billy Ray

Billy Ray Cyrus is getting divorced … TMZ has learned.

Billy Ray’s wife, Tish Cyrus, is citing “irreconcilable differences” in her filing. Her decision to pull the plug on the marriage comes 3 years after Billy Ray filed for divorce but dropped it in an attempt to work things out.

Billy Ray and Tish have been married for 19 years and have 5 children, including, of course, Miley. There’s only one minor child left, Noah Cyrus, who is 13. Tish is asking for full physical and legal custody, with visitation to Billy Ray.

Tish is also asking for spousal support, and she wants him to pay her attorney’s fees. The date of separation is listed as TBD.

A few hours ago, Miley tweeted @billyraycyrus, “since your texts and email obviously aren’t working would you like to talk like this?”

Interesting … when Billy Ray filed the first time he had said Miley’s fame compromised their family.

[From TMZ]

It sounds like when Billy Ray and Tish decided not to go through with the divorce a few years ago, they never bothered to really work things out in their marriage. I guess they gave it a few years and finally realized it just wasn’t working. Of course, this is sad, but I have to wonder whether Tish regrets that she needlessly wasted two more years of her life with what she considers to be the wrong man. I wonder if Miley will start acting even more rebellious as this divorce finally plays out in full view of the media.

Tish Cyrus Billy Ray

Tish Cyrus Billy Ray

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  1. don't kill me i'm french says:

    i thought they yet divorced

  2. JenD says:

    That’s really nice to throw your daughter and her fame under the bus, and them for the divorce (the first time it was filed). What a load of crap.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Equally not-nice for the daughter to threaten public Twitter-shaming if the father doesn’t jump to the phone at her command.

      • Hakura says:

        If *I* had just found out my parents were calling it quits, but found myself unable (after trying every conceivable method) to reach one to talk, I’d be pretty upset too.

        I think it’s just cowardly on BRay’s part to do that to his kids.

  3. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Didn’t even know these guys were getting divorced in the first place..

  4. Po says:

    Am I wrong or was this girl asking for privacy just a little while ago? It doesn’t seem like she wants much privacy now.

  5. serena says:

    Omg I didn’t expect it.. sad.

  6. Marty says:

    I will NEVER understand people using social media outlets to air out their family business.

    • Hakura says:

      It’s not what *I* would do, but when you think about all the responses a celebrity gets after they say something about their personal problems.

      They get attention, countless reassurances & well wishes from ‘fans’, as well as compliments & such. When they’re feeling down on something, this is probably something they retreat to, trying to make themselves feel better.

  7. Tessa says:

    Ugh, is anyone taking care of Miley? She’s not in contact with her parents obviously, and Liam is nowhere to be found… so she’s just floundering on her own twerking it and taking pictures of her body parts and putting them online?

    Sad. Child stars are so sad to me.

    • blaize says:

      What exactly is sad about her? Miley is 20 years old, lives on her own, and can take care of herself.

      Is it sad that she’s doing the same kind of things that teens/college students and pop stars do (think Gaga, Rihana, and others)? Not to me.

      • Itsa Reallyme says:

        Not all 20 yr olds act like her. Most that I have ever known are very goal oriented and working toward a career and future. She, like many child stars, seems lost and is floundering. She got too much, too soon and without enough guidance.

      • blaize says:

        Since she already has a job, money, a car, and her own place, she doesn’t really need to be as career oriented right now. And there are plenty of teen/twenty-somethings not just in Hollywood, but outside of Hollywood who are on twitter, and who like to party and go to clubs. So that doesn’t seem exclusive to child stars.

  8. Chichai says:

    That explains Miley’s sudden change. Not saying that’s why she changed but it does offer an explanation

    • Hakura says:

      @Chichai – I agree. I think the timing (of her parents hitting the skids & her brand new look full of overt sexuality & a complete love affair with herself) of everything starts with the parents, & this is Miley’s reaction.

  9. Christin says:

    When he filed a couple of years ago, the claims she was a groupie resurfaced and then stopped once they reconciled. I wondered at the time if they got back together to help the family brand make a few more bucks.

  10. Nerd Alert says:

    Is Miley adopted? Serious question. I see zero resemblance to either parent.

  11. j.eyre says:

    Relationship status in this family is a bit arbitrary anyway, isn’t it?

  12. Dutch says:

    So.. Tish wants spousal support. Does that mean she wants a bigger chunk of Miley’s parental allowance than Billy Ray?

  13. Bridget says:

    Both Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus give me the creeps. Talk about the parents AND siblings trying to ride Miley’s fame (or in BR’s case, a second chance at fame).

  14. Sherry says:

    FWIW – When I lived in Franklin/Nashville (prior to the whole Hannah Montana explosion) I would see BRC around town. He was ALWAYS super nice to everyone, no matter where he was or what he was doing. One night my family was at Outback Steakhouse and Billy Ray came in to pick up a takeout order for the family. Sat around chatting and talking with everyone while he waited for his order. I never heard one bad thing said about him. Ever. Tish, on the other hand, was seen as a gold-digger who latched onto to him for the fame and money.

    As they say, I don’t have a dog in this fight, but from everything I have seen and heard prior to their move to LA, BRC is a good man who loves his family.

    I also find it interesting that when he filed two years ago, he filed in Williamson County. She has filed in Los Angeles. Hubby thinks it’s because she believes she’ll get more money from the LA Court System than in TN. I guess we’ll see.

    • Onyx XV says:

      You are absolutely right, Sherry (or your hubby is, whichever). California is a “community property” state, whereas Tennessee is not. Under CA law, Tish would be entitled to half Billy Ray’s worth (whatever that may be) and in Tennessee, that would not be the case. Gold digger for sure!!

  15. Jacqueline says:

    Miley is too old to be acting like such a brat. Maybe she should actually CALL her father? It says a LOT that she hasn’t seen him (in how long?). Her mother also seems like her part-time party pal, so she’s probably Team Tish and he’s licking his wounds.

    • Hakura says:

      According to Miley, she has called, written texts *&* emailed him, to no avail. I know the reason is probably knowing automatically that Miley will side w/her mother, but he should still speak to her when she tries to reach him.

  16. Hally says:

    Trish Cyrus is so low class, I hope she doesn’t get primary custody, i think she’s something of a Dina Lohan/ PMK. I really don’t understand mothers who don’t stand for the well being of their daughters.

    • Christin says:

      I recall a story a few years ago about a controversial photo shoot of young Miley that her mom allegedly approved, but it sounded like BRC did not support it. I think they have / had very different ideas about their daughter’s image, and BRC is likely more conservative.

    • blaize says:

      Different moms have different attitudes about their teenage daughters being sexual. Some moms take the anti-sex route, which means they’re very strict about their daughter’s clothes, makeup, and dating life, trying to make sure they don’t have sex or look sexy. Other moms will impose a few limits but be more accepting of their teen as a sexual and experimental being. These moms might say things like, ‘I don’t believe in trying to stop 16-year-olds from being sexual.’

      Then you have extreme moms like Courtney Stodden’s mom, who let their 16-year-olds get breast implants and marry middle-aged men. (Yuck!)

      It’s the same with alcohol. Different parents have different attitudes about teen/underage drinking.

  17. meh says:

    What the junk kind of name is “Tish” anyways?!

    • Hakura says:

      At least her name isn’t as bad as Miley’s real name, ‘Destiny Hope Cyrus’. Smh.

    • Christin says:

      Someone mentioned she legally changed it to Tish from Leticia. There were a lot of tabloid stories from years ago (when they first got together) that referenced her nickname as Tish.