Miley Cyrus is celebrating her Grammy wins, but in doing so, many noticed that her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, was noticeably left out of her thank-you speech, fueling further rumors of estrangement between the two.
The "Wrecking Ball" singer was nominated for six awards this year: Best Album and Best Pop Vocal Album for Endless Summer Vacation, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Flowers," as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her “Thousand Miles” collaboration with Brandi Carlile.
Having won two of those Grammys—Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance—the 31-year-old took to social media following her victory to share a note of heartfelt thanks for some of her loved ones.
"I had all the perfect things to say but none of them could come out in this moment of shock. I’m happy they didn’t… because (thankfully) prepared perfection just isn’t my story. Life is so much more exciting this way," she opened the Instagram post shared on Monday, Feb. 5, referring to her acceptance speech at the Grammys.
"To my mommy @tishcyruspurcell I love you more than anything in the entire universe, my family, @brandicyrus thank you for being there like always, my godmother @dollyparton - I felt your fairy dust everywhere ( I put a little extra in my hair , could you tell?!) My lover, my momos, my friends, my collaborators , @kidharpoon @tylersamj @pollackmusic @aldaelong , every single person who made this song and album possible!" she wrote, in part.
Miley, of course, couldn't leave out her fans, writing, "I celebrate my fans above all else. No award means as much to me as the years we’ve spent together. You SAW me before this recognition. I never needed it because I HAVE YOU. A day doesn’t pass that I don’t spend atleast a moment thanking heaven for sending me such supportive earth angels. I love you with my entire heart. To many more years together."
Her country music star dad, with whom she has often made music in the past, and even starred in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, was nowhere to be found in her oral speech or social media post.
It was rumored the "Achy Breaky Heart" crooner was estranged from his children following his divorce from Tish when Miley did not attend his wedding to current wife, Firerose, in 2023.
Though the songstress has yet to address the current standing of her relationship with her father, it seems the two have not made amends—if her latest show of social media affection is anything to go by, that is.