Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife Tish may be in the midst of a divorce, but the couple still seems quite close and was spotted leaving a pizzeria together with their daughter Noah on Sunday.
The 51-year-old Billy Ray and 53-year-old Tish announced a few weeks ago that they planned to divorce, with Tish filing a little more than 10 days ago. The process appears to be going amicably, as the parents are still finding time to spend with their kids together.
Tish cited “irreconcilable differences” in ending their 19-year marriage, and also is seeking spousal support, attorney fees, and physical custody of 13-year-old Noah.
But the couple has gone through this before. Back in 2010 Billy Ray filed divorce papers, but changed his mind a few months later and withdrew the filing. He said later in an interview that pressure from Miley’s success on Hannah Montana caused too much tension in the family.
“The damn show destroyed my family,” he told GQ. “And I sit there and go, ‘Yeah, you know what? Some gave all.’ It is my motto, and guess what? I have to eat that one. I some-gave-all’d it all right. I some-gave-all’d it while everybody else was going to the bank. It’s all sad.”
Billy Ray Cyrus was married to Cindy Smith from 1986 until 1991. He moved on to marry Leticia “Tish” Finley, his childhood sweetheart, the next year.
If Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife Tish are reuniting, their daughter Miley Cyrus may have something to do with it. The actress and singer put some public pressure on her dad in the days after the divorce announcement, tweeting, “Since your texts and email obviously aren’t working would you like to talk like this?”
Miley later posted pictures with mom Tish, with a caption reading,caption reads: “The baddest b****es in the world.”
So perhaps there’s a future again for Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish.