Billy Ray Cyrus Calls Off Divorce
First Published: March 18, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- It may not be the end of the road for Miley Cyrus’ parents, after all.
During a taped interview on “The View,” scheduled to air on Friday, Billy Ray Cyrus revealed he has withdrawn his request to divorce his wife, Tish.
“I’ve dropped the divorce,” Billy Ray said on the show, which taped on Thursday. “I wanted to put my family back together.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Billy Ray filed for divorce in October 2010, citing “irreconcilable differences,” after 17 years of marriage.
However, on March 11, 2011, an attorney for the “Achy Breaky Heart” singer filed a “voluntarily dismissal and non-suit” to rescind his divorce filings, according to court papers filed in the Chancery Court for Williamson County, Tennessee, and obtained by Access Hollywood.
Additionally, during his appearance on “The View,” Billy Ray seemed to backtrack on his previous comments which expressed concern for his superstar daughter.
“I feel like I kind of got my Miley back in a way. I feel like we are the daddy and the daughter that we were before ‘Hannah Montana’ happened. Our communication, we have laughed a lot in the last couple of days,” he said.
In a candid interview with GQ’s March issue, Billy Ray infamously said “Hannah Montana” had “destroyed my family.” However, during his “View” interview, the Cyrus patriarch also softened his stance on the Disney show which launched his family to superstardom.
“I don’t think ‘Hannah Montana’ ruined my family, but to set the record straight, I love ‘Hannah Montana.’ I love Disney. That didn’t tear my family apart. Now fame, fame is a different animal, you’ve got to be careful with that thing,” he told the ladies of “The View.”
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