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Billy Ray Cyrus' Wife

Files for Divorce

6/14/2013 4:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Billy Ray Cyrus is getting divorced ... TMZ has learned.

Billy Ray's wife, Tish Cyrus, is citing "irreconcilable differences" in her filing.  Her decision to pull the plug on the marriage comes 3 years after Billy Ray filed for divorce but dropped it in an attempt to work things out.

Billy Ray and Tish have been married for 19 years and have 5 children, including, of course, Miley.  There's only one minor child left, Noah Cyrus, who is 13.  Tish is asking for full physical and legal custody, with visitation to Billy Ray.
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Tish is also asking for spousal support, and she wants him to pay her attorney's fees.  The date of separation is listed as TBD.

Tish tells TMZ, "This is a personal matter and we are working to find a resolution that is in the best interest of our family. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time."

A few hours ago, Miley tweeted @billyraycyrus, "since your texts and email obviously aren't working would you like to talk like this?" 
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Interesting ... when Billy Ray filed the first time he had said Miley's fame compromised their family.

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206 COMMENTS

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76.

Crabby    

19 years and 5 kids is a loonnnggg haul for any female. They both have a lot of cash I am sure......both look healthy and both are still cute so get the divorce and get on with the rest of your lives.People grow apart from each other...no reason to stay if both *fell out of love*. I am sure they can be civilized and remain on decent terms secondary to the fact they are the parents of 5 kids. Any female who has divorced and either gone into another long term relationship or remarried knows that life really does go on in spite of things ending.

405 days ago
77.

DeeMaree    

Too bad. A long time as partners. Feel like there is more to this story than them just growing apart. Maybe one of them has a boyfriend.

405 days ago
78.

Ca2Az    

She wants out so she should get nothing. Just saying.

405 days ago
79.

duilama    

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405 days ago
80.

OBAMA2016    

Miley twerked the family apart.

405 days ago
81.

charles.dickens    

How dare he blame HIS failed marriage on his child! He should be embarrassed... for all sorts of reasons.

405 days ago
82.

Jst Sane Enough    

Not something that wasnt forseen she wants the pool boy and he wants miley...odd that she just broke off her own wedding too!

405 days ago
83.

Cinner    

19 years is a very long time

405 days ago
84.

NOT ELMO    

Billy Ray Cyrus' Wife
Files for Divorce............TIME TO COLLECT $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

405 days ago
85.

BB not bb    

Billy Ray seems kind of like an innocent guy. I think this is his second wife. I think he was maybe trying to get Miley to calm down and act more Christian, and maybe the mom was pushing her more into show biz. Why would they fight about their kid? Maybe that is why.


Billy Ray seems kind of toned down and low key. He was the one in show business first but never made a huge thing out of it. He still seems kind of like a regular guy.


If he was trying to keep Miley from going wild, he must be having a heart attack now.

405 days ago
86.

@jaimesmoore78    

baffles me how woman in America have the nerve to ask the man to pay for everything as for men you should always get a pre nup where the woman gets squat and all you have to do is provide for your kids

405 days ago
87.

Trisha    

Miley's mother is much prettier than Miley.

405 days ago
88.

E    

Who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

404 days ago
89.

Kelly    

There is no reason for her to have full physical and legal custody. He is just as fit a parent as she is. Joint physical and joint legal custody is right. Work it out so both parents are equally in his life. Spousal support for a year or so then she can get a job like the rest of us.

404 days ago
90.

Richard    

Why should Billy Ray pay her attorney fees when she is the one filing for divorce. I'm sure her and her boyfriend can financially afford to live on thier incomes.

404 days ago
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