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Billy Ray Cyrus Divorce

He Pulled the Trigger

10/27/2010 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Billy Ray Cyrus made the first move in his divorce from Tish -- filing divorce papers yesterday in a Tennessee court.

Billy Ray Cyrus divorce.
According to the divorce papers, obtained by TMZ, Billy Ray is asking for "shared" custody of the couple's 3 minor children. 

He's also asking the court to "approve a parenting plan" to be signed by both Billy Ray and Tish ... and to make an "equitable distribution of the marital estate."

As we previously reported, Billy Ray chalked up the split to irreconcilable differences.

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61.

Jake    

Yeah who really cares about the other Cyrus children.
All I really care about is how this is impacting Miley.

1425 days ago
62.

janet    

Who is this kid? Wait a second, no way.

1425 days ago
63.

Penny    

Joey, I am an Tennessee resident,and while I didn't marry my fatheras you suggested Miley would do, I would if the other only person on earth was you.

1425 days ago
64.

mia    

And its another white trash fairy taiillll........

1425 days ago
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mimi    

Ugh seriously I feel sorry for the mom.. dad has a taste of the big time.. he isn't thinking about the fact that she loved him when he was just a dork with a mullet.

As for the kids.. I think they will be ok.. I just wish that Miley was setting a better example for young girls like her little sister who will want to be just like her.. stop trying to be so sexy and concentrate on making good music!

1425 days ago
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Southern Patriot    

This is sad. Divorce is always sad and often a tragedy, especially for the children. Their parenting has come into question about various activities, photos, etc. that they allowed Miley to participate in. Money and fame seem not to bring families and marriages together, but rather the opposite. This is truly sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with Billy Ray, Tish and their children. I wonder if Billy Ray and Tish sought marriage counseling, etc? It would seem that would be a much better alternative, especially after 17 years and 3 children!

1425 days ago
67.

janet    

If it wasn't for the Hannah Montana Disney TV show, Cyrus who?

Cyrus, made alot of money from promotions and hype. Not talent.

Nothing new.

1425 days ago
68.

Rob    

Next.....Cyrus family....taking lessons from the Lohans.

All so predictable! Next...Billy Ray with a stripper, call girl, porn star and they may even be related!

1425 days ago
69.

frank    

think this shows who might really be responsible for some of the "edginess" lately with Miley. The manager mom. Just sayin

1425 days ago
70.

romina    

this divorce is going to be terrible for miley...she is going to end like lindsay lohan and britney spears

1425 days ago
71.

April    

This is really sad...the cost of fame is so high.Everyone shouldn't jump the gun about Miley's behavior...this could make the family just pull together all the more! I hope so divorce is always hard no matter how much money or how old the children are. Sounds like Billy Ray is trying to be fair so thats a good thing.

1425 days ago
72.

Areil    

That's sad... Miley isn't going to end up like Brittney or Linsday... Your just jealous because Miley's famous and your not... the only reason people hate celebrities is because of jealousy...

1425 days ago
73.

JoAnn    

Makes me sick!

1425 days ago
74.

Meier    

OMG!!! I can't believe the comments. This is a family that has broken apart. Sad to say but it is not the first family nor will it be the last....I don't understand what has happened to people that when this happens the TRASH TALK starts:(

Just because a person is famous or their children are should not give ANYONE the right to make jokes. Divorce is not pretty, it is NOT A JOKE. It is reality, the life these children knew is gone, it doesn't matter if they are 10, 18 or older.

What they need now is privacy...yes he/they announced it, better to be upfront than let rumors fly.

1425 days ago
75.

TexasAnn    

How sad. What does it say about our society when people are ending their marriages and going on to the next relationship? My parents just celebrated 57 years, and believe me, no one could have been a worse partner than my dad.

1425 days ago
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