THIRD TIME UNLUCKY? Miley Cyrus's parents Billy Ray and Tish file for divorce AGAIN
Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus are getting a divorce after nearly 30 years of marriage. The actress filed for divorce in Tennessee on April 6 and stated "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. The couple got married in 1993 in a ceremony inside their Tennessee living room.
In her filing, Tish mentioned that she and Billy have not lived together in over two years and that they have no minor children. Apart from 29-year-old pop star Miley Cyrus, the pair have four other kids namely, Brandi Cyrus, 34, Trace Cyrus, 33, Braison Cyrus, 27, and Noah Cyrus, 22.
Tish's filing reads, "The parties have accumulated certain real estate furnishings and furniture, intangible assets and interests in other property during the course of their marriage," and that she wants an "equitable division and distribution of all material assets and liabilities and to be awarded her separate property."
This is not the first time the couple has filed for a divorce. Prior to this, the 54-year-old actress and 60-year-old musician filed for divorce two times, with Billy doing so in 2010, followed by Tish filing the papers in 2013. The couple has managed to reconcile both times after the divorce filings.
Billy and Tish's statement to People during their first divorce filing said, "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." A few months later, Billy revealed on The View, "Things are really the best they've ever been. A lot of people think that I am divorced — I'm not divorced. I dropped the divorce. I wanted to put my family back together."
After the second divorce filing, family friend Ken Baker told E! News, "I spoke to Tish and she told me they both woke up and realized they love each other and decided they want to stay together. They recently went into couples therapy, something they hadn't done in 22 years of being together, and it's brought them closer together and really opened up their communication in amazing ways."
"She also said marriage can be really hard, especially after 22 years of being in the entertainment business, and admitted they've had rough times. But they both realized they didn't want to be another statistic and want to make it work. They went into the therapy with the goal of divorcing in a way that was healthy for the children but ended up coming out of it with the realization that they in fact want to stay together. Tish sounds happy and energized about having this fresh start," he added.