It appears that Tish’s dalliance with the rock star is what led to her split from husband Billy Ray Cyrus!
For those wondering what could have possibly broken up the 17-year marriage between Miley Cyrus‘ parents Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus it appears to have been another man — Bret Michaels! US Weekly reports Bret became close with the family after he and Miley recorded the single “Nothing to Lose” in February and he and Tish’s relationship slowly grew from professional into something more! But Bret’s rep tells HollywoodLife.com, “All allegations between Bret and Tish are completely false. Bret worked with Miley on a song and Tish has openly said she’s a huge fan of Poison. Tish and Bret haven’t seen each other since Miley’s Good Morning America performance June 18. Their relationship is strictly professional.”
According to the report, Tish first fell for Bret when Miley recorded Bret’s hit, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” in December. Bret asked Tish’s production company to help make his book, Roses & Thorns, into a movie. Their romance began to blossom and Tish even ignited rumors by showing up at Bret’s show at the Key Club Feb. 28.
The one person totally caught off guard by this was Billy according to a source. “Billy Ray was completely unaware of what was going on,” they explain of the singer who filed divorce papers Oct. 27. “He found out from their oldest daughter, Brandi, that Tish was having an affair.”
Although this is the first time Tish allegedly has been unfaithful to Billy Ray, sources say their marriage has been in trouble since the family first moved from Tenn. to LA in 2005 for Miley’s career.
“Their marriage had been on the rocks,” one source explained. “They were living separate lives.”
Billy Ray reportedly shocked Tish when he insisted upon a divorce. “Tish wants to save the marriage,” an insider explained. “She’s very hurt.”
And so is her husband. “He’s devastated,” a source said. “He believes in marriage.”
Bret, 47, is busy filming the VH1 reality show Life As I Know It with on-again, off-again girlfriend Kristi, who is also the mother to his two daughters Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5. The series has seemingly been leading up to Bret’s possible proposal and settling down with Kristi, though it seems like that may not be the case now.
If the affair did indeed begin in February it would mean that Tish was with Bret through his brain hemorrhage and recovery in May of this year, as well as his eventual victory on Celebrity Apprentice.