Billy Ray Cyrus, 49, is not a proud papa. The country music star who, along with the rest of the world, watched his daughter, 18-year-old Miley Cyrus take a bong rip of Salvia on a homemade video, shot five days after her Nov. 23 birthday, expressed a sincere apology via his Twitter account for being unaware of his daughter’s outlandish actions.
Billy Ray Cyrus filed for divorce from Tish Cyrus Oct. 26 — that’s 38 days ago. But by Tennessee law, Tish has to be served with the papers within 30 days — and we’ve learned she hasn’t been served yet, which could mean that the couple has decided to stay together.
Dealing with a parent’s divorce is tough on any teenager. However, going through it when you’re Miley Cyrus and you’re scrutinized for every smile, every step, and every word is a whole other ballgame. The 18-year-old Disney powerhouse has been acting out since her parent’s divorce, but she’s also been trying to maintain a normal life in front of the cameras as her family deals with this difficult time. However, now her friends are worried Miley’s brave face won’t last much longer.
Turning 18 is an important thing to celebrate in a teenager’s life, especially if you’re Miley Cyrus who always goes over the top with, well, pretty much anything. Celebrate she did, but her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, was nowhere to be found at his little girl’s birthday bash!
She’s done both in the past month, and it’s no accident according to psychotherapist Dr. Gilda Carle.
No, it’s no accident that this bizarre behavior has occurred while her parents — Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus — have been preoccupied as they prepare to divorce.
Miley Cyrus has every reason to be down in the dumps. Her parent’s are splitting up, and there are rumors running rampant that Tish Cyrus had an affair with Bret Michaels. But on a recent trip to the cafe/bakery chain, Panera Bread, in Studio City Nov. 3, the 17-year-old Disney darling didn’t show any signs of a blue mood.
No matter how big a celebrity Miley is — the bottom line is that she is still a 17-year-old teenager AND there is almost nothing worse for any child than to have their family security destroyed. The rug has just been yanked out from under her feet in the most mortifying way: The world now knows Miley’s shameful secret — her mother is an alleged cheater.
“Teenagers are mortified enough by their parents’ behavior even when their parents are perfectly fine,” points out Beverly Hills psychologist Julie Armstrong. “Her mother has brought public shame on her.”