Many fans comforted their aching hearts on April 6 when Tish Cyrus filed for divorce from her longtime husband, Billy Ray Cyrus, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason their union ended. According to documents obtained by Us Weekly, the couple “had not lived together as husband and wife for more than two consecutive years.” But that’s not all, it was also reported that Tish requested an “equitable division and distribution of all marital assets” and issued an injunction prohibiting either party from moving or hiding assets. In short: Tish didn’t want funny deals. whoops
Still, things seemed to be amicable between the two as they released a joint statement to People on April 11. “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,” the statement began. “We grew up together, raised a family, We are so proud of and now it’s time to go our own way,” the couple wrote, before vowing they’ll always be family.
And now it looks like Billy Ray’s new path is taking a big step with his girlfriend, Firerose…
Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose show off their diamond ring
He’s not crying anymore!
On September 8, antennas went up all over the place when Billy Ray Cyrus’ new girlfriend, Australian singer-songwriter Firerose, was spotted rocking a big and responsible diamond ring on Instagram. “Good 4 you Billy Ray! That smile suits you! And that ring!” one eagle-eyed fan pointed out in the comments. And while Cyrus and Firerose were initially silent on the subject, a new post seems to confirm what everyone has suspected all along.
On Oct. 18, Cyrus and Firerose posted a photo together of the pair, all snuggled up while enjoying the fall foliage … with the aforementioned diamond ring front and center on Firerose’s left hand. “Happy Autumn,” the couple wrote along with an orange heart emoji. As you can imagine, shortly after the couple hit share, many took to social media to share their thoughts. And while many of the messages were congratulatory, others weren’t quite as supportive. “Billy Ray Cyrus is engaged to a girl a year younger than Miley, whom he reportedly met on the set of Hannah Montana. I literally want to puke and die,” tweeted one user. Meanwhile, another confused user wrote: “Billy Ray Cyrus is engaged???? Wtf happened to Trish [sic]?” So uh, anyway… Congratulations to the happy couple!