Cyrus drops divorce
Friday, March 18, 2011
– The divorce is off. At least that's what Billy Ray Cyrus told The View in an episode airing today.
Cyrus recently said that he was divorcing his wife, Tish, to whom he has been married for 17 years. He also had criticism of the "Hannah Montana" show, which starred his daughter Miley. He had previously said the show "destroyed his family" in an interview for a GQ story appearing in the March issue.
Cyrus said on The View, "To set the record straight, I love 'Hannah Montana,' I love Disney - that didn't tear my family apart," Cyrus said. "Now fame? Fame is a different animal. Fame, you got to be careful with that thing."
"For the first time, me and my entire family are really communicating with each other in a way that it's been quite some time...Things are really the best they've ever been," said of his family. "A lot of people think that I am divorced. I'm not divorced. I dropped the divorce. I wanted to put my family back together."
Cyrus was reportedly estranged from Miley after December 2010 saliva bong hit made the web. "I feel like we're the daddy and daughter that we were before 'Hannah Montana' happened," Cyrus said.
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