Singer-actress Miley Cyrus’ parents Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish have filed for divorce after being together for 19 years.
Billy Ray Cyrus had two years back filed for divorce from his wife but then changed his mind. This time around,it’s Miley’s mother who filed divorce papers in LA Superior Court,citing irreconcilable differences as the reason of the separation.
“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,” the couple,who has been married for 19 years,said in a statement.
According to the document obtained by TMZ Online,Tish is asking for full physical and legal custody of their minor child,13-year-old Noah Cyrus,with visitation to Billy Ray.
She is also asking for spousal support and wants the country singer to cover her attorney’s fees. Their date of separation is listed as “to be determined”.
Billy Ray and Tish tied the knot in 1993. They have three children together,Miley,Braison and Noah,and are parents to
Tish’s kids from a previous marriage,Trace and Brandi,whom
Billy Ray adopted. He also has a son,Christopher,from a previous relationship.
Billy Ray previously filed for divorce from Tish in October 2010 in Tennessee. Attempting “to put my family back together,” he withdrew his petition in March 2011.
Tish said of their reconciliation at the time,”Our family weathered a huge storm and I feel we are stronger than we have ever been.”