Billy Ray Cyrus files for divorce

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 8:58pm

Billy Ray Cyrus, the father of teenage pop entertainer, Miley Cyrus, filed for divorce Tuesday from his wife Leticia "Tish" Finley Cyrus, in Williamson County Chancery Court.

Mr. "Achy Breaky Heart" cited "irreconcilable differences" as the cause for the end of their 17-year marriage. He indicated the couple had been living separately for six months. It lists Billy Ray Cyrus's primary residence as Williamson County and his wife’s as Los Angeles.

He asked the court to award joint custody of their three children, which in addition to Miley (who will turn 18 next month), includes Braison Chance Cyrus, 16, and Noah Lindsey, 10. Cyrus also adopted Finley’s two children from a previous relationship.

Billy Ray Cyrus was married from 1986 to 1991 to Cindy Smith, co-writer of his hit song "Some Gave All."


4 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 10/28/10 at 6:51

Must be a Hollywood kind of thingee!

By: Alphadog7 on 10/28/10 at 10:41

Why is this a headline?

By: NewYorker1 on 10/28/10 at 1:09

I've said this a thousand times to my friends and family. The ONLY thing consistent about relationships and marriage is that they DON'T last.

By: budlight on 10/31/10 at 6:52

NY, some do. I know people who are still "in love AND lust" after 52 years!