Who Are Miley Cyrus’ Parents and Are They Still Married?

Miley Cyrus is one of the most famous pop stars of the past decade. She often attracts attention for her catchy songs and intriguing performances.

Before Miley became famous, she was a child raised by two parents in Tennessee, and some fans might be wondering: Are her parents still married?

Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Tish Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, and Tish Cyrus | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Who are Miley Cyrus’ parents?

Miley’s father is country legend Billy Ray Cyrus. Meanwhile, her mother is Billy Ray’s second wife, Leticia “Tish” Finley.

In an interview with People, it was revealed that Billy Ray and Tish met at a club.

“Do you know the first thing he said to me? ‘I’ve never seen you drink, ever, and I think that’s so cool,’” she said, revealing that she was often the designated driver for her friends, who were “so rowdy.”

The couple got married in 1993.

How many kids do Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus have?

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Billy Ray and Tish have a total of six children between them.

Before meeting Billy Ray, Tish had two children already: Brandi (born 1987) and Trace (born 1989).

Billy Ray also has a son named Cody (born 1992) with a woman named Kristin Luckey.

Billy Ray and Tish have three children together: Miley (born 1992), Braison (born 1994), and Noah (born 2000). 

Aside from Miley, some of their other kids are working in the entertainment industry. Brandi is an actor and host who appeared on the Bravo show Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design and Conquer with her mom. Meanwhile, Trace is best known as a singer and guitarist for the band Metro Station. The youngest child, Noah, is a singer whose songs have appeared on various charts around the world.

Are Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus still married?

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Billy Ray and Tish are still married after more than 25 years together. However, things were not always easy for the couple.

They filed for divorce in 2010 and 2013, though they never went through with it. Instead, Billy Ray and Tish decided to work on their relationship instead.

“We both woke up and realized we love each other and decided we want to stay together,” a rep for Billy Ray said in a statement to Us Weekly. “We both went into couples therapy something we haven’t done in 22 years of being together, and it’s brought us closer together and really opened up our communication in amazing ways.”

The statement continued, “Tish also said marriage can be really hard especially after 22 years of being in entertainment. We’ve had rough times but we both realized we didn’t want to be another statistic and wanted to make it work.”

Tish also echoed this sentiment in an interview with Bravo. She said, “I do think that marriage is hard work. And I think a lot of people, when you go through struggles and difficult times, that people throw in the towel a little too easy. And I think that any relationship — whether it’s marriage or family, it doesn’t matter — it’s you truly do have to take care of it and nurture and really work hard at relationships.”