Miley Cyrus’ mother Tish claims she has never been happier since splitting from her ex Billy Ray Cyrus, whom she met in a club when she was just 24.
After three divorce filings, the former couple finally went their separate ways in April 2022, after nearly 30 years of marriage.
Despite initially suffering a ‘complete psychological breakdown’ following her split from Billy Ray, the Tennessee native revealed how finding love with Dominic Purcell gave her a new lease on life.
“He just encourages me to fly,” she praised her handsome husband, whom she married in August 2023, during Wednesday’s episode of the show. calls his daddy podcast.
Miley Cyrus’ mother Tish claims she has never been happier since splitting from her ex Billy Ray Cyrus, whom she met in a club when she was just 24; seen with her new husband Dominic Purcell
It only took the lovebirds one ‘hole in the wall’ date before they exchanged ‘I love yous’.
“So we go to lunch and we kiss for like three hours in a pub,” she recalled their first meeting, after sliding into her Instagram DMs. “We were out having drinks.”
Tish also admitted to host Alex Cooper that she considered the Prison Break star, 53, her celebrity ‘hall pass’ during her marriage to Billy Ray.
Despite their instant connection, Tish’s daughter Brandi warned her that their romance might be moving too fast.
“I said, ‘Mom, we don’t know this guy,'” recalled the 36-year-old actress, co-host of the Your Favorite Thing podcast. “She says, ‘Yes, I want it!’
Since meeting Purcell, Tish gushed, “There isn’t a single second that I don’t feel loved by him.”
“I just didn’t know that was possible for me,” the mother of five admitted.
During the interview, Tish also revealed that Billy Ray moved to Tennessee during the Covid pandemic while she remained in California, where Wrecking Ball singer Miley, 31, lives.
Despite initially suffering a ‘complete psychological breakdown’ in the wake of their split, the Tennessee native revealed that finding love with Dominic Purcell gave her a new lease on life.
“He just encourages me to fly,” she praised her handsome husband, whom she married in August 2023, during Wednesday’s episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast.
“During that period, I took a really long hard look at life, my life, and thought, ‘What was I going to do?’ she told the listeners.
And he continued: ‘Because I haven’t been in a good place for a long time. And I think I stayed so long because I was afraid of being alone. Like I knew him when I was 23 or 24 years old.
Tish said the COVID-19 pandemic had actually helped her gain strength so she could leave the Achy Breaky Heart hitmaker.
Tish explained: “Being alone and suddenly the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders and I could breathe.
And smoke marijuana and garden, and swim naked in my pool. That’s what I did during COVID. “It was enormously transformative.”
After three divorce filings, Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus finally went their separate ways in April 2022, after nearly 30 years of marriage (seen in 2019 with daughter Miley).
The early days of the pandemic were especially heard when he received the news that his mother had died in August 2020.
The mother explained: “I was alone during that time, I had to go through this alone and I literally can’t believe what I did.”
‘It was crazy, my two biggest fears in life were being alone and my mother dying. And I had a month of total psychological crisis.’
The entire process had sent her entire world into a tailspin as she detailed how incredibly difficult it was for her.
Tish explained: “It was the worst, it wasn’t good… I pushed the mother thing under the rug, and then the divorce thing came.”
‘I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t stop crying. I don’t have my mother and I don’t have my husband, who has been my husband for 30 years. As if he were afraid.’
They share children: Miley Cyrus, 31, Noah, 24, Braison, 29, and also Brandi and Trace, 34. He adopted Brandi and Trace from Tish’s previous relationship and also shares son Christopher, 31, with his ex , Kristin Luckey.
Six months after the couple filed for divorce, Billy Ray became engaged to Australian singer Firerose, 28 years his junior (pictured in August 2023).
Six months after the couple filed for divorce, Billy Ray became engaged to Australian singer Firerose, 28 years his junior.
After collaborating in 2021 on his song New Day, he called Billy Ray his “lifelong friend and mentor.”
Regarding the separation and his relationship with his children after the divorce, Billy Ray told People: “Everyone knew that relationship ended a long time ago. Everyone is moving on. It’s been a long time, but everyone knew it was time to move on. change.’
Before marrying Tish, Billy also married Cindy Smith in 1986 until their divorce was finalized in 1991.
Tish also moved on with Dominic Purcell and the couple married in August during a romantic ceremony in Malibu, with her daughter Miley as maid of honor.
The Flowers singer later joined her mother, Tish, and stepfather, Dominic, for a lavish getaway to Hawaii after the nuptials.