No sooner had we recovered from the news that Billy Ray Cyrus was divorcing his 28-year-old wife, Tish Cyrus, than we learned that the country singer and Miley Cyrus’ father is reportedly back engaged. Billy Ray previously collaborated with up-and-coming country musician Firerose on the single “New Day” in 2021, though they’ve apparently known each other for years. Firerose describes Billy Ray on her official website as her “longtime sidekick and mentor,” and she told Ryan Seacrest in an interview that they first met on the set of “Hannah Montana” over 10 years ago (via YouTube).
The fact that these two were dating became clear once they started appearing on each other’s Instagram grids almost daily. Then, on Oct. 18, they shared a series of selfies together, with Firerose wearing an absolutely gigantic engagement ring. Sure, this relationship seems to have evolved pretty quickly, but if love can be expressed in carats, Cyrus shows a whole lot of love.
Just ask engagement ring expert Zack Stone – what we did.
The engagement ring is “romantic”
Judging by the photos posted to Instagram, Zack Stone of British retailer Steven Stone says Billy Ray Cyrus chose a particularly “romantic” engagement ring for his bride-to-be. “Billy Ray’s choice of a round-cut diamond is particularly romantic as they are believed to signal eternal love and eternity,” Stone told Nicki Swift. The piece isn’t particularly spectacular in terms of design, but Stone says that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a thoroughly considered choice. “While the ring’s design doesn’t seem to say anything about Firerose’s or Billy Ray’s personal style, the choice of a thin band suggests the singer put a lot of thought into Firerose’s recording career, as thin bands preserve durability.” the jewelry expert explains.
While Stone tells us that the ring’s carat size and quality are the very best, we can’t give you much personal information about Firerose herself (and trust us, we checked) other than that she’s an Australian artist now based in Los lives in Angeles, and her new fiancé has nothing but praise for her. In an interview promoting “New Day,” Cyrus told iHeartRadio, “She’s a really super talented person and she’s tenacious.”