Tish & Billy Ray Cyrus: The Battle Over Miley & Her Money! Miley Has Already Taken Her Dad's Side!

Wed, November 3, 2010 10:47am EDT by 6 Comments

Who is going to win Miley and her money — daddy Billy Ray or mom Tish who has acted as Miley’s comanager throughout her career?

The battle has begun in the divorce proceedings between Billy Ray Cyrus, 49, and his soon-to-be ex-wife Leticia “Tish” Cyrus, 43, over the couple’s 17-year-old superstar daughter Miley Cyrus and her estimated billion-dollar worth! “Billy Ray and Tish are already bickering over how to handle their most valuable asset — Miley,” a family insider tells Star magazine. “Whoever has control over the future of her career is bound to make hundreds of millions of dollars.”

It looks like Miley has already sided with her father after news broke that her mother Tish allegedly had an affair with rocker Bret Michaels. “Miley and Billy Ray have an incredible bond,” explains the source. “This whole situation has hurt Miley’s relationship with her mother — she’s definitly going to side with her father.”

Miley has admitted : “I love him so much!”

But regardless of their daughter’s preference, Tish and Billy are already discussing who will get custody of their three kids — Miley (who turns 18 this month), son Braison, 16, and daughter Noah, 10. Billy has asked to, “share the care, custody and control” — but will Tish agree, especially when Miley is such a money maker?

Miley brought in around $50 million in 2009 alone for her 57 concert dates, role in The Last Song and hit show Hannah Montana.

- Lindsey DiMattina