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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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76.

Arooj    

Aww.........Miley is going to through a tough time=[ All miley fans need to show support!!!

1455 days ago
77.

hillbilly    

Who really cares. Just some more crap if yall people would pay attention to your own family like you do celebrities, the world wouldn't be in bad a shape as it is. TIME TO GET REAL

1455 days ago
78.

Wyteknyt1    

The way most of you talk, it must be a relief knowing someone else's life is as f***ked up as yours.

1455 days ago
79.

pat t    

miley acting like a show pony has bound to have been part of the problem, although she will never own up to putting the preasure on her parents marriage,,,,,
billy ray was always a bit of a slut on stage, even 20 years ago when i knew him, all the woman in wv, ohio and ky knew billy ray was a PLAYER,,,
but we do believe he put all his eggs in one basket with tish and she is the one that got the stars in her eyes,,,,,,, bret stars so the rummor mill goes. miley is a wild child and she most likely from all indecations she is heading down the wrong road. but shw is almost a grown up in years, too bad she is such a inmature, selfish, sleezie skank. she thinks she is being sexy, she is so classless, she is like school on sunday just no class at all.
i hate this for the kids but maybe it will save the younger ones,,,,,,,,,in general the people from home believe that tish let miley run wild, that is where the pole dancer in her comes from,,,,,ashland ky and really the whole tri state area folks knew this was coming all along,,,,,,,it was just a matter of when.
now billy ray will go back to being a player and tish will go on to get her heart broken,,left to the way side,,,,, and milley will continue to go down the lost hi way,,,,,,,,,, it is a shame they had the world by the tail all they had to do was stay close to god and family and not let hollywood bring out the worst,,,,,,, they let go of god and there morals for the big bucks, was it worth it ???????????

1455 days ago
80.

Marie    

I would worry more about the two younger children then I would about Miley, she'll survive, it's the two younger ones that will have the most lost.

Besides, unless you are a BR Fan, you don't know the half of the Cyrus story from the time he began with Tish. His fans do know. Tish did cheat on him with Bret Michaels a few months back. BR has always been a faithful husband and father, he never cheated on her and he never would. He had plenty of chances on the road and he never took anyone up on the offers, he might kid with the ladies but that was as FAR as it ever went.

BR is a very laid back easy to get along with, deeply loving man; one of the men in the business that appreciates his fans and knows it is them that put him where he is. He still has meet and greets for them, and he knows a lot of his older fans by name or face. BR wanted to be a friend to his kids and he is but he didn't like to disciplin them.

Tish's mother did more raising of the kids then Tish did when they were in Tennessee. Tish also spends cash like it's water, even wanting to dip into the charity funds his father managed for him. It was well known you wrote the check to the cherity fund, you didn't give it to BR, he'd loose it, you gave it to his dad or whomever was in charge of the funds at the Fan Party, you didn't give cash to anyone especially Tish for the cherity fund because it wouldn't get there she'd get hold of it and spend it.

She never really supported BR in his music and she never liked BR's Country Music career or his fans. She has been trying to get them to Hollywood for a long time and she finally made it when Miley landed Hanna Montana with BR as the father. BR was not happy in Hollywood, that's not his style and won't be but he went for Miley's career.

Then Miley if you ever watched interviews with her and BR together would say some of the most awful things to him or about him, which shows she has no respect for her father or if she does it's not evident in her interviews and it's very little.

Now tht Hanna Montana is ending, face it, Miley is too old to play Hanna any longer and all shows do end sooner or later it's time for a total change. If Miley is as good as everyone thinks she is her music and acting career will continue. Perhaps take a year off until she's 18 then go on since they can't be more then 100 miles from the home which is the Farm in Tennessee. When she turns 18 that clause won't apply to her just the younger children. However, if she keeps doing the type of vids I just saw and other things I've seen and heard about her career isn't going to be one most parents want their kids to admire and follow, nor will she be an icon for them to look up too. Both of which is too bad since our kids have very few icons today that they can look up to.

Maybe BR will go back to the farm to live where he is the most happy, go back into the music he is the best at, Country -Western, begin to tour again with his C/W band and become happy and outgoing again. He has not been happy in that marriage for years and watching his tour shows and music proove it if you know the man.

Yes he married Tish because she was PG with Miley, and she had two others at the time with two different fathers whom she never married - he knew what she was and because of the baby he married her against advice from others.

BR loves his kids and it has been the kids that kept them together, he said he wouldn't leave his kids when they were young. His kids and music are his life. Now that they are getting older the two that belong to Tish are adult age and Miley is a year away, he only has the younger two to worry about so much. His eldest son is with his own mother and doing very well, out of the limelight and stardom careers. He turns 18 this year or next, a few months ahead or behind Miley.

There is a lot more to the marriage story then ever was known by the public, but BR's long time fans know. For years we've been saying why does he stay with Tish, why doesn't he get a Divorce and custody of the kids or half custody of them, go back to his music and the Farm and be happy again. Which is what he is finally doing, and most of his old time fans are doing a Praise God, maybe he'll be happy again dance.

The last album be did "Brother Clyde" is all about his marriage with Tish and it is a very sad CD with very sad music and lyrics, but BR has always written and sang songs that had a lot of reflection on his personal life and feelings at the time or things he has gone through. He might not say much about that to people, but you can listen to the music and tell where he is coming from and where he is currently at if you are a fan and know the man.

I am not saying there aren't things on both sides of this and that both are not responsible in various ways, but I believe Tish holds the larger can of worms and always has. He used to say he never knew what he was coming home too because she was constantly changing the house around when he was gone. That in itself to a person that likes and needs peace and stability is very upsetting.

1455 days ago
81.

BARB    

DAMN HE WANTS EVERYTHING. THE KIDS AND HER TO HELP TAKE CARE OF THEM. I HOPE SHE TAKES HIS COUNTRY ASS TO THE CLEANERS.

1454 days ago
82.

Jean Bradbury    

Actually neither Billy Ray ,Tish or the family or worthless. They are good people and bad things happen to good people. The kids will be just fine.

1454 days ago
83.

kierah    

tish filed for divorece.and miley if anything is probably going to put her career on hold to deal with it her own way.

1454 days ago
84.

*UNKNOWN*    

Since he is a Tennessee resident he can marry Miley once the divorce is final a win win for him .....


Grow up!!!* Its his daughter!!! If you was to know B.R.C. that is not true...* Do you people not have nothing better to do???
I'm sure Tish brought this on herself. Yes Miley looks and acts like her too!!!* :(

1454 days ago
85.

jewelyblue    

You people really need to get a life. Not one of you has a clue as to what is going on or what WILL go on with this family. They are really no different than anyone else, except they are in the limelight because they are celebrities. To say mean-spirited, speculative things only makes you sound like idiots.

1454 days ago
86.

Lynne     

You people are sick attacking a family in pain. I have known Billy Ray for 23+ years. He is a wonderful kind and giving person! Go look in the mirror before you talk crap about others especially someone you do not know.
Lynne

1454 days ago
87.

-s-    

"Irreconcilable differences"? So basically Billy Ray wanted to be with his daughter (if you know what I mean, ick), and the wife wasn't cool with that.
What a screwed up family, I'm sorry...

1454 days ago
88.

Turbo    

Wonder if Billy will run after a certain Blonde Model from Indiana? Just Wondering...

1454 days ago
89.

K.R. Ryan     

MY GOD THIS ZERO TALENT DUMB ASS HILLBILLY. WITHOUT HIS DIP **** DAUGHTER SMILY HE WOULD BE DELIVERING PIZZA. IT LOOKS LIKE MOM IS BETTER OFF.

GET A HAIRCUT, CUT OFF THE SOUL PATCH GET A LIFE FOOL YOUR 15 MINUTES UNDED ON THE 2ND VERSE OF AKY BRAKY

1454 days ago
90.

sarah    

i feel bad for her i wont to put this out there she is not britany or linsey or whittany eather she is just upset because for her mom and dad and the whole family.

1454 days ago
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