Billy Ray Cyrus, Tish Cyrus File For Divorce
Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus announced that they are heading for divorce after 19 years of marriage, and two and a half years since their previous announcement of divorce.
"This is a personal matter and we are working to find a resolution that is in the best interest of our family. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time," Tish told People in a statement. Echoing her sentiments, Billy Ray added, "This is a personal matter and we are doing what is in the best interest of our family. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time."
The parents of 19-year-old pop star Miley Cyrus first announced they were splitting back in 2010. At the time, they released a joint statement saying, "As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family," they say in a statement. "We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers." In the divorce filing they cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind their need to dissolve the marriage.
Billy Ray and Tish have three children together, including Miley, Braison Chance and Noah Lindsey. Billy Ray is also the adoptive father to two of Tish’s children from a previous marriage, Brandi and Trace. Tish is asking for primary physical and legal custody of Noah, 13, with visitation rights for Billy Ray.
In addition to her requests for custody of their youngest child, Tish is seeking both spousal support and for her attorney’s fees to be covered by Billy Ray.