Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus was born on August 25th, 1961 as William Ray Cyrus. Billy Cyrus is one the most well known American country music singer, song writer and actor. He was born to Ron Cyrus and Ruth Ann Casto. His father was a politician and a former steel worker. He was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky. He went to college in Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship but soon realized that his true calling was music. He dropped out of college and started a career in music.

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He has released 12 albums and has also released 44 singles. He started his career in 1992. His best known single is “Achy Breaky Heart” which was the first single which received triple platinum award in Australia. As an actor, Billy Cyrus is well known for playing father of pop sensation Hannah Montana in a TV show. His reel life daughter in that show was his real life daughter- Miley Cyrus. Apart from this, he has also starred in a show called ‘doc’. The show was about a doctor who had moved from country side Montana to the New York City.

To talk about his personal life, he has had a troubled married life. His parents were also divorced which might be an influence in his own personal life. He married his first wife Cindy Smith in 1986. Their marriage lasted for five years. She was a co-author in two of his songs. The reasons for their divorce are not known.

Billy was quick to find love. He married Leticia ‘Tish’ Cyrus née Finley on December 28th, 1993 within a year of his divorce with Cindy. Tish and Billy have 3 children together namely Miley Cyrus; she was originally born as Destiny Hope, Braison Chance and Noah Lindsey. Tish had two children from a previous relationship – Brandi and Trace. Billy adopted these two kids when both were really young.

Billy was dating Kristin Luckey before he married Finley. He has a son with Kristen named Christopher Cody. Christopher was raised in South Carolina by his mother.

Things between Billy and Tish were also not very well as rumours of a divorce started spreading in 2010. Cyrus had filed for a divorce. The reasons for the divorce given by the couple were that they had irreconcilable differences between them. The rumour was considered true when the couple made a statement in People magazine about their divorce. They said that they were going through a tough time and trying to work things out.

But on March 18, 2011 Billy Ray Cyrus said that they had worked things out and had dropped the issue of divorce. Apparently, Tish was not happy with the marriage as she filed for divorce again in 2013. The couple were heading towards divorce after having spent 19 years together. She also gave the same reason of irreconcilable differences. But in 2013, the couple had attend couple’s therapy session and were seen to have worked things out. We hope the marriage lasts and their love continues to grow.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 25 Aug, 1961
Age: 58 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Flatwoods
Education: Georgetown College
Gender: Male
Description: American singer-songwriter, actor and film producer
Twitter Id: Billyraycyrus
Spouse: Cindy Cyrus[1986-1991]
Tish Cyrus [M. 1993]
Net Worth 2021: 20 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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