A Summary of the Events Leading Up to the Billy Ray Cyrus divorce decision:
Billy Ray Cyrus, born in August of 1961, is an American Country music singer, actor and song writer. Billy Ray Cyrus has experienced incredible success throughout his career; the country music singer has released eleven studio albums since the early 1990s, 38 singles and has reached triple Platinum status. Although Cyrus has been sold millions of records and elevated country music into a national phenomenon, he is perhaps best known, at least currently, for raising his daughter, pop superstar Miley Cyrus. Billy Ray Cyrus had Miley, with his former wife, Trace; the couple unfortunately ended their marriage in 2010.
Marital Problems and the Termination of their divorce:
The couple married on December 28 of 1993 and had two children together. The family lived primarily outside of Nashville, Tennessee on a 500-acre farm in Thomspon’s station; however, due to the success of Miley, the family later moved to Los Angeles. On October 26, 2010 Billy Ray Cyrus filed for divorce from his wife, citing irreconcilable differences. In a statement, offered to People magazine, the couple said “This is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to work through personal matters and we appreciate your thoughts and prayers.” Although the relationship seemed crippled and a divorce appeared inevitable, Billy Ray Cyrus announced, while on The View that the couple had worked out their marital problems and had ultimately dropped their divorce.
The majority of specifics, regarding the couple’s marital problems were kept private; however, many networks and media outlets have cited that Miley’s meteoric rise in the entertainment industry and the subsequent fortune obtained from this success put an emotional strain on the family structure. That being said, the Cyrus is family is regarded as possessing one of the closest and most-loving structures in all of Hollywood or entertainment. Fans of Miley and the Cyrus family as a whole were grateful and relieved that the couple decided to terminate their divorce. It cannot be predicted what kind of toll the divorce would have posed on Miley and her career; however, through interviews and various quotes, the teenage pop star is thrilled that her parents and family remain intact.