Billy Ray Cyrus, 61, CONFIRMS engagement to singer Firerose, 34, four months after divorce filing

Billy Ray Cyrus, 61, has finally confirmed that he is engaged to Australian singer Firerose, 34, as he revealed that he popped the question just four months after his wife of 28 years Tish had filed for divorce.

The Achy Breaky Heart hitmaker made the revelation in an interview with People magazine published on Tuesday in which he gave some insight on his relationship with the musician nearly half his age, got candid about his mother passing away, and insisted that there is no riff with his children after his split.

 It has been quite the year for Billy as mother-of-four Tish, 55, filed for divorce in April, four months later he became engaged with Firerose, and just a few weeks after his mother Ruth Ann Castro died.

Loved up: Billy Ray Cyrus, 61, has finally confirmed that he is engaged to Australian singer Firerose, 34

Interesting timing: He revealed that he popped the question just four months after his wife of 28 years Tish Cyrus had filed for divorce, the former couple are seen together in February 2019

Interesting timing: He revealed that he popped the question just four months after his wife of 28 years Tish Cyrus had filed for divorce, the former couple are seen together in February 2019

Firerose recalled the moment he proposed  as he revealed there was no bended knee or ring as she said: ‘Billy looked at me and said, “Do you, do you wanna marry me?” And I was just like, “Of course I do. I love you.” He said, “I love you. I wanna make this official. I wanna be with you forever.”‘

She also revealed that she later picked out a diamond and designed her own ring which has been seen on social media since.

Since Billy’s split with Tish and rumors of his engagement there have been reports that there is a rift with his children; son Christopher Cody (who he shares with ex-girlfriend Kristin Luckey), 30,  Brandi, 35, and Noah, 22, and sons Trace, 33, and Braison, 28.

However the star insisted that there are no hard feelings in the family as he explained: ‘Everyone knew that that relationship was over a long time ago.

‘Everybody’s turning the page. It’s been a lot, but everyone knew that it was time for a change.’ 

Speaking of change, Billy Ray got emotional as he reflected on the month of August where he got engaged and lost his mother as he said: ‘I’ve spent my life worried about things that are beyond my control. But at this spot in my life, knowing that all you really have is the happiness that you feel inside your mind and your heart…’

People said he paused and began to cry  before saying: ‘Finding Firerose and getting engaged and then losing my mom [a few weeks later]—see? The teeter-totter will not stay in the middle.

‘But having somebody to ride it out with now—that’s giving me a little more balance.’

Just last month Billy Ray seemingly  confirmed engagement rumors as his younger girlfriend who showed off a diamond ring.

The Old Town Road hitmaker cuddled his ladylove who showed off a massive diamond sparkler in an Instagram snap posted on Tuesday.

He did not say anything about the ring in his caption despite it being featured prominently as he captioned the gallery: ‘Happy Autumn [red heart emoji]’

Big news?  Just last month Billy Ray seemingly confirmed engagement rumors as his younger girlfriend who showed off a diamond ring

Big news?  Just last month Billy Ray seemingly confirmed engagement rumors as his younger girlfriend who showed off a diamond ring

The couple did appear to look very happy as they cuddled up for the sweet selfies.

This comes weeks after reports that he is ‘believed to be engaged’ to the songstress, who ‘was spotted with a huge diamond ring’ recently, according to The US Sun. Billy Ray and Firerose worked with one another on a single last year titled New Day.

Billy and Firerose – whose age is unknown – have been seen spending time with one another in a number of posts on both of their Instagram accounts.   

Loved up: The hitmaker cuddled his ladylove who showed off a massive diamond sparkler in an Instagram snap

Loved up: The hitmaker cuddled his ladylove who showed off a massive diamond sparkler in an Instagram snap

He did not say anything about the ring in his caption despite it being featured prominently as he captioned the gallery: 'Happy Autumn [red heart emoji]'

He did not say anything about the ring in his caption despite it being featured prominently as he captioned the gallery: ‘Happy Autumn [red heart emoji]’

The couple looked very happy as they cuddled up for the sweet selfies

Aww: The couple did appear to look very happy as they cuddled up for the sweet selfies

Billy Ray is father to five children with Tish Cyrus, 55, – daughters Brandi, 35, Miley, 29, and Noah, 22, and sons Trace, 33, and Braison, 28.

The romantic relationship could impact Billy Ray’s relationship with superstar songstress Miley, according to the outlet, which reported that the father and daughter had unfollowed one another’s Instagram accounts amid tension.

Adding to the tension is ‘confusion’ as to the timeline as to when he and Firerose began seeing one another. In her divorce filing earlier this year, Tish said that she and Billy Ray hadn’t cohabitated in more than two years.

‘Billy is ­happier than he has been in a long time with ­Firerose,’ an insider said. ‘There had been problems in his marriage for a while. He and Tish have been on and off for the best part of a decade, but things had been over for some time before the announcement in April.’

The post comes after reports that Billy Ray is 'believed to be engaged' to the songstress, who 'was spotted with a huge diamond ring' recently, according to The US Sun

Sparks flying: This comes weeks after reports that he is ‘believed to be engaged’ to the songstress, who ‘was spotted with a huge diamond ring’ recently, according to The US Sun

The romantic relationship could impact Billy Ray's relationship with superstar songstress Miley, as the father and daughter had unfollowed one another's Instagram accounts amid tension

Family feud: The romantic relationship could impact Billy Ray’s relationship with superstar songstress Miley, as the father and daughter had unfollowed one another’s Instagram accounts amid tension 

Outing: Cyrus was seen on the red carpet at an event in Las Vegas this past April

Outing: Cyrus was seen on the red carpet at an event in Las Vegas this past April 

‘Not everyone sees his decision to move on so quickly in the same light though. There has been some tension with Miley, which is sad to see, but everyone is hopeful that they will be able to get over it soon enough. Thankfully his other kids do not ­have an issue with him and he has just collaborated with his youngest, Noah, on a song.’

Firerose was born and raised in Sydney, Australia and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19, according to a 2021 report from Main Street Nashville.

She told the outlet she has long felt an inclination toward singing and songwriting.

‘I honestly can’t tell you where it came from but my spirit and my soul connected to the world through music and helped me make sense of everything,” she told the outlet. ‘I would get home from school and write a song about my day and thought that it was a normal thing to do.’

She said that she taught herself how to play the piano: ‘It just felt right to sit at the keys. I didn’t know the names of the chords but I felt it and I played by ear.’

A source told The Sun: 'Billy is ­happier than he has been in a long time with ­Firerose'

A source told The Sun: ‘Billy is ­happier than he has been in a long time with ­Firerose’

Splitsville: Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus announced they had split in a joint statement in April after nearly 29 years of marriage; they're pictured in Los Angeles in February 2019

Splitsville: Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus announced they had split in a joint statement in April after nearly 29 years of marriage; they’re pictured in Los Angeles in February 2019

Firerose opened up about moving to the states after finishing high school, saying, ‘There was this very strong calling in me that I felt my fate was to be in America.’

She said that she and Billy Ray wrote their song New Day via Zoom during the pandemic, calling it ‘a song of hope for a new day for any single human who is searching, reaching, and praying for a new day.’

‘Here we are with this promise of a new day that we were all just praying for. We’re all ready to turn the page. I hope that the song that we wrote together can bring a glimmer of joy to peoples’ days even if it is not completely yet a new day for everyone.’

Who Is Firerose?

  • Firerose is a singer and songwriter
  • She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia
  • She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue her music career 
  • She originally met Billy Ray Cryus 10 years ago on the set of Hannah Montana
  • The singer reportedly started dating Billy in 2021  

Billy’s new relationship has caused a falling out with superstar daughter Miley as The Sun reported that the pair had some sort of fight, and that things have escalated to the point where they have cut off communication with each other, including unfollowing one another on Instagram.

‘Miley is all about peace but she didn’t agree with some things that her father has done. It has really escalated and they are not on good terms,’ a source told the publication.

‘There were words exchanged over what ­happened towards the end of Billy and Tish’s marriage,’ the insider maintained, and since then ‘they clearly see things very differently.’

Their relationship has gotten to the point where neither father nor daughter is willing to take the first step and offer an olive branch to mend their differences.

‘Neither of them is particularly eager to make amends right now without an apology,’ that person close to the situation shared.

In fact, both father and daughter sound like they’ve dug their feet into the ground deep enough that they aren’t willing to budge on the matter.

‘The rest of the family are hoping it will blow over soon and they will be able to make up, but Billy and Miley are both upset,’ the source explained.

Mom in the middle:  'The rest of the family are hoping the rift between Miley and Billy Ray 'will blow over soon and they will be able to make up,' the source explained

Mom in the middle:  ‘The rest of the family are hoping the rift between Miley and Billy Ray ‘will blow over soon and they will be able to make up,’ the source explained

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