OMG! Miley Cyrus’s Parents Billy Ray & Tish Are Divorcing! Could This Be Why Miley Has Been Behaving So Badly?

Wed, October 27, 2010 5:05pm EDT by 22 Comments

The shocking news just broke that Billy Ray and Tish are divorcing after 17 years of marriage — Miley must be absolutely devastated!

Billy Ray and Leticia “Tish” Cyrus announced in a statement Oct. 27 that they were ending their marriage. The couple were married in 1992 shortly after their daughter Miley Cyrus was born. The couple filed for divorce today in their hometown of Nashville, TN., citing “irreconcilable differences.”

“As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family,” the couple said in a statement to People magazine. “We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.”

The soon-to-be exes have two other children together, Noah, and Braison, along with two children from Tish’s first marriage, Trace, 21, and Brandi, 23.

HollywoodLife.com spoke with clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Lamia, PhD, who confirmed that it is absolutely possible for a teenager to act out when her parents are going through a divorce.

“When adolescents are anxious or depressed they don’t show it the same way as adults. They show it by acting out,” Dr. Lamia said. “In general, ‘acting out’ behavior consists of drug abuse, sexual acting out, sexual behavior, or any behavior that distracts you or distracts other people. The typical behaviors are: drugs, sex, and over-stimulating activities.”

Another psychologist, Dr. Lawrence Balter, PhD, agrees with this assessment.

“It’s not unusual for a teenager to act out when there’s trouble at home,” Dr. Balter said. “Whenever there’s a divorce, naturally a young person is going to experience a lot of anxiety and tension and personal turmoil. Sometimes acting out can be thought of as a way of running away from upsetting feelings.”

Do YOU think this is why Miley has been dressing and acting so provocatively?

Chloe Melas, additional reporting by Sarah Rose Attman

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commonsense

Posted at 5:10 AM on June 19, 2012  

Lmao “marriage”? She was a groupie and got knocked up. Billy Ray was the first one that was dumb enough (erm honorable…) to put a ring on that goldigger’s finger.

Miley for once is not to blame.

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dj

Posted at 7:44 PM on November 27, 2010  

i think its a double standard. she IS acting her age but she’s also a KID’S role model. thats the thing shes a role model so she cant act her age without getting bad media. it could be easier on her after high school if she goes to college and stay out of showbiz for a while.

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CAROLMUSIC

Posted at 3:29 PM on October 29, 2010  

bueno supongo que esto va ha ser dificil para hanna pero que se relaje todos los padres se separan es normal , que lo asuma y se entretenga componiendo o actuando

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Diane G.

Posted at 10:25 AM on October 29, 2010  

Let’s keep this in perspective people. Tish Cyrus was a groupie who went after Billy Ray. As one person commented, her two older children were not from a previous marriage but from 2 different relationships. Tish became pregnant with Destiny Hope (Miley) at the same time that Billy Ray got another woman pregnant. The other woman gave birth to his son Cody, who by many reports, rarely sees his father and most insiders say it is because of Tish. And all this was going on while Billy Ray was still married to Cindy. So don’t blame L.A. for the demise of this relationship! They act as if they are such a “down home, country, Christian” family but that is a load of BS!

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kwmm

Posted at 6:05 AM on October 29, 2010  

I’M SORRY TO SAY THAT THE DISNEY CURSE STRIKES AGAIN!

LOOK AT BRITNEY, CHRISTINA, LINDSAY LOHAN, VANESSA HUDGENS, AND EVEN JODIE FOSTER, THEY ARE ALL SLUTS, LESBIANS, DRUNKARDS, DRUG ADDICTS, ETC.

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dj

Posted at 7:34 PM on November 27, 2010  

you forgot about justin timberlake.

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Don't Worry Bout It

Posted at 6:17 PM on October 28, 2010  

I Think They Should Put Aside Their Differences , And Think About Noah , And The Ova Lil Boyy , And Miley Ain’t That GROWN , She Still Need To Behave While Her Parent’s Are Going Threw This . !

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NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

Posted at 6:00 PM on October 28, 2010  

it probably is why shes acting out but that means shell eventually straighten out and become even more amazing….like p!nk =]…….

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Avalen

Posted at 10:21 AM on October 28, 2010  

Children behaving badly because of their parents divorced? Let us see! My sister and her husband separated after five children, The eldest was 20 yrs. old and youngest was not even a year old then. Now the children are all growned up, the eldest is now a Civil Engineer and the current head at the Assesors Office in their county, the 2nd. is a dentist, the 3rd is a teacher, the 4th is a nurse and the youngest is now both a dentist and a dental technician. Children attitudes gone bad blaming parents divorce is totally a lamed excuse!

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Stan

Posted at 9:05 AM on October 28, 2010  

Billy Ray is fed up with the Hollywood life style. Now that Miley is turning 18 and making her own decisions, he feels it’s a good time to move the family back. Tish however seem to like the LA life style. Add to that the fact that Noah, who is already acting out and acting older than 10 is wanting to follow in Mileys footsteps and try her hand at acting. Billy Ray has seen how much the family has suffered with Mileys fame and the effect it has also had on Miley, who was very ground and sweet and is now wild, so he doesn’t support Noah and Tish and doesn;t want to put his family through that again.

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camus

Posted at 8:11 AM on October 28, 2010  

wouldnt it be great if all teens would use their parents divorce as an excuse?

didnt think so..

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DaTruth

Posted at 8:26 PM on October 27, 2010  

REALLY YOURE GOING TO ATTACK THIS FAMILY WHEN THEY ARE GOING THROUGH SOMETHING HORRIBLE?!

They dont need your stupid website speculating on a non existent issue!! Miley is 17, 18 in less than a month SHES NOT ACTING OUT!!

When are you going to leave her alone?! Shes not shooting up heroin, snorting coke or screwing a bunch of guys!!

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MsLinda

Posted at 7:45 PM on October 27, 2010  

Miley’s not “acting out” – just growing up. She turns 18 in a month, so neither parent gets custody of her. And those older kids are not from Tish’s “first marriage.” They’re from relationships with two different men before she met Billy Ray. He also has a son named Cody by another woman.

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R G Miller

Posted at 7:05 PM on October 27, 2010  

Who gets custody of the Double-Wide?

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Melu

Posted at 6:30 PM on October 27, 2010  

Miley has been “acting out” for the last two to three years. When she was 13 she already was wearing hooker heels in her Target and Walmart ads. She was 15 when she did that “topless” photo shoot. So blaming her parents divorce on her bad behavior is placing blame on the wrong thing. Her parents are at fault for allowing her to be a “free spirit” not because they’re divorcing.

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blaize

Posted at 8:22 AM on October 28, 2010  

First of all, she was 14 in that ad and second, a teenage girl wearing high heels is not bad behavior.

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Shannon

Posted at 5:53 PM on October 27, 2010  

Poor Miley! This must be such a difficult time for her. She looks so much like her mother. You people can say whatever you want but Miley is a good girl who has done NOTHING wrong. She’s pretty and sexy. So what? Jealous?

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gbtw

Posted at 6:00 PM on October 27, 2010  

i do think that she’s pretty much a good girl, but she does not present herself in a very respectable manner. you can be sexy without being so trashy. i’m hoping she’ll grow out of this phase quickly.

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gbtw

Posted at 5:47 PM on October 27, 2010  

maybe their irreconcilable differences refers to their opinions about how miley should be presenting herself.

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stan

Posted at 5:40 PM on October 27, 2010  

I think that Tish may have a desire to be with someone else. Billy Ray and her have lived apart successfully for many years and were able to make it work. The only reason I can think of that would force them to divorce would be if one of them was having an affair, and unfortunally the most likely one to have an affair would be Tish. Since Billy Ray married her, there has never been any gossip of him being unfaithful, while there have been several stories about Tish possiblely having a wandering eye. I also think Billy Ray want to move back to Tenn, while Tish wants to stay in LA. BAD MOVE on her part. LA is the worst place to live if you want to keep a family together. I feel sorry for Noah. They should put her first before themselves, But in todays society that rarely happen. The appear to be no violence involved, and in my opinion, unless there is violence involved, people should find a way to work the problem through, rather than get divorce. Love doesn’t die, but it will hibernate if you don’t work at the relationship.

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svj

Posted at 5:22 PM on October 27, 2010  

she is acting out because she is an entitled brat who provides for her entire family and has been raised to think she can do whatever she wants.

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blaize

Posted at 8:26 AM on October 28, 2010  

Miley Cyrus gives a lot to charity and is known to be generous. She doesn’t come off as a bitch. so I don’t see where you get the entitled brat theory.

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