Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, has been singing country music for over three decades. His hit song “Achy Breaky Heart” took the radio by storm in 1992, just one year after he met Tish Cyrus at a club. The pair tied the knot in December 1993 and raised five children together: Brandi, Trace, Miley, Braison and Noah. However, in April 2022, the two announced they were divorcing after 29 years of marriage.
Speaking with British Vogue in June 2021, Miley shared how much she values her bond with her family.
“I have a very intimate and close relationship with my family,” she said. “But like all families, we’re also complex, but we embrace the fact that each of us are so different from one another. Me and my siblings, we’re a lot alike, but we also have big differences. And we just accept that and don’t judge each other. And our family makes unconditional love a priority.”
After Miley underwent vocal surgery in 2020, she decided to stay “sober sober” and told Variety her parent's history played a part in her decision.
“At the beginning, it was just about this vocal surgery. ... But I had been thinking a lot about my mother,” she said. “My mom was adopted, and I inherited some of the feelings she had, the abandonment feelings and wanting to prove that you’re wanted and valuable.”
Miley added, “My dad’s parents divorced when he was 3, so my dad raised himself. I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of addiction and mental health challenges. So just going through that and asking, 'Why am I the way that I am?' By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly.”
Here’s everything to know about Miley Cyrus’ parents Billy Ray and Tish, and their relationship with the Grammy nominee.