“I have a very intimate and close relationship with my family,” the “Wrecking Ball” singer told British Vogue in 2021. “But like all families, we’re also complex, but we embrace the fact that each of us are so different from one another. Me and my siblings, we’re a lot alike, but we also have big differences. And we just accept that and don’t judge each other. And our family makes unconditional love a priority.”
For Billy Ray and estranged wife Tish Cyrus, that means putting their respect for each other and their family above all else — even in the midst of divorce.
The former couple, who share five children together — in addition to Miley and Noah, the Cyruses are also parents to daughter Brandi Cyrus and sons Trace Cyrus and Braison Cyrus — have filed for divorce three times in their nearly 30-year marriage. Most recently, Tish filed in April 2022, Us Weekly confirmed at the time, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
“It is after 30 years, five amazing children and a lifetime of memories, we have decided to go our separate ways — not with sadness, but with love in our hearts,” Billy Ray and Tish told People in a statement. “We will always be family and look forward to a continued and loving shared experience as friends and parents.”
However, one Cyrus offspring who fans might not know is Christopher Cody Cyrus, Billy Ray’s son with Kristin Luckey. The “Achy Breaky Heart” singer and Luckey had a brief relationship in the early ‘90s, calling it quits just before the country star went on to romance Tish. Luckey gave birth to Christopher Cody in April 1992, just seven months before Tish welcomed Miley.
Chris and his mother opened up about their relationship with the Cyruses in a 2009 interview with the Mirror. While the then-teen praised Miley’s vocal talent and recalled fond childhood memories with his “outgoing” sister, his relationship with his dad later cooled off, Chris revealed. According to Luckey, Chris “tried to keep a lot [of his emotions with his estranged dad] inside but I know when he’s hurting and really getting to him.”
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