Billy Ray Cyrus Files for Divorce From New Wife After Just 7 Months of Marriage

Billy Ray Cyrus and his new wife Firerose are calling it quits on their marriage, after tying the knot less than a year ago.

New reports reveal that the country singer and father to music superstar Miley Cyrus has officially filed to divorce Australian musician Firerose, despite being married for only 7 months. According to TMZ, Billy Ray, 62, actually filed the papers last month, though the news didn't make headlines until this week.

An official reason for the split is listed as irreconcilable differences, along with "inappropriate marital conduct," per the outlet. It also notes that Billy Ray wants an annulment, stating the marriage was "obtained by fraud." He reportedly agreed to pay $5,000 a month for his ex to find suitable housing in Tennessee for a period of 90 days, or until the divorce is finalized, whichever occurs first.

The estranged couple said "I do" last fall, making their union official in a rustic wedding ceremony held on Oct. 10, 2023. Their nuptials marked a third marriage for Billy Ray, who was previously married to Cindy Smith from 1986 to 1991, before his nearly 30-year marriage to Miley's mom, Tish Cyrus.

Firerose, whose real name is Johanna Rosie Hodges, is only 35 years old, making Billy Ray almost 28 years her senior. The pair met 14 years ago while on the set of the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, which the "Achy Breaky Heart" singer starred on alongside Miley.

Billy Ray's divorce from Tish and marriage to Firerose was rumored to be a point of contention between the country crooner and Miley, 31, who is just a few years younger than his soon-to-be ex-wife.

The "Flowers" songstress was noticeably absent from her dad's nuptials to Firerose, and while accepting her first-ever Grammy awards this year, Miley snubbed her dad and only gave a shoutout to her mom.

And Miley isn't the only child Billy Ray shares with Tish, as during their three-decades-long marriage, the duo also welcomed son Braison, 30, and daughter Noah, 24, joining Tish's two oldest children from a previous relationship: Brandi, 37, and Trace, 35, who were later adopted by Billy Ray.

Billy Ray is also a dad to 32-year-old son Christopher Cody, who he welcomed with ex-girlfriend Kristin Luckey.

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