'Musical soulmates, to soulmates': Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose engaged
In the snap, Firerose was seen wearing a big ring, which many fans believed to be an engagement ring
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, 61, has announced his engagement to singer Firerose. This settles the mounting rumors after both Cyrus and Firerose shared a picture on social media. In the snap, Firerose was seen wearing a big ring, which many fans believed to be an engagement ring. The Australian singer moved into Cyrus’ Tennessee home during the summer, and he proposed to her in August.
“Billy looked at me and said, ‘Do you, do you wanna marry me?’ And I was just like, ‘Of course I do. I love you.’ He said, ‘I love you. I wanna make this official. I wanna be with you forever,'” Firerose shared. The couple had first met 12 years ago on the sets of Disney's 'Hannah Montana'. "I loved doing that show," Cyrus remembers. "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. 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,'" he added. Firerose told People, “Our friendship was so solid over the years.”
Talking more about his "soulmate" Cyrus said, “She plays all of her own instruments and writes her own songs. We began sharing music, and it just evolved.” On the other side, Firerose tells, “Billy confided in me a lot of what was going on in his life. I was just the best friend I could possibly be, supporting him.”
The 'Old Town Road' singer spilled more beans on his relationship with Firerose, at the time of the pandemic, “There was sickness and death, and hard times. All of the sudden, the life that I’ve always known as a touring artist didn’t exist anymore. A moment of so much change. And at the same time, Firerose, who had been such a light of positivity, such a best friend. And then when we began sharing the music, it just evolved more into, as musical soulmates, to soulmates, happy, pure love that to me, I didn’t know could exist. Again, we’re musicians, first and foremost, both of us. And we found this harmony, and this rhythm, this melody to life.”
Cyrus and Firerose released their single in July 2021, ‘New Day’, before writing it together during the early days of the pandemic.
Cyrus separated from his ex-wife Tish Cyrus, in April ending his three decades old marriage. The latter mentioned in the court document obtained by TMZ that she is going for divorce due "irreconcilable differences." The former couple had been living separately for a couple of years as per the report.