Per TMZ, the 54-year-old actress filed last week in Tennessee citing irreconcilable differences. Court documents reportedly say that the couple have not lived together for more than two years.
In a joint statement to People, Billy Ray and Tish said, “It is after 30 years, five amazing children and a lifetime of memories, we have decided to go our separate ways — not with sadness, but with love in our hearts. We have grown up together, raised a family we can be so proud of, and it is now time to create our own paths.”
“We will always be family and look forward to a continued and loving shared experience as friends and parents. We have not come to this decision lightly or quickly but with so much going on in the world, we wanted to provide some clarity and closure, so we can remain focused on what is important. With Love and Hope… Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus,” they added.
Tish shares five children with the 60-year-old singer, including Miley Cyrus and Noah Cyrus. All their children are adults, so there will not be a custody battle. It is understood that Tish has asked that their marital assets be equally distributed.
The last time Billy Ray and Tish were photographed together was in 2020, and he was absent from the Cyrus family’s most recent Christmas photos too.
This is the third time one of them has filed for divorce — in 2010, Billy Ray filed but changed his mind. In 2013, Tish filed, but within months had withdrawn her petition.
The duo were married in 1993. Tish is Billy Ray’s second wife, and he has another son with his ex-girlfriend, Kristin Luckey.