Tish Cyrus Had ‘Complete Psychological Breakdown’ After Billy Ray Divorce


Tish Cyrus, the mom of pop icon Miley Cyrus, is revealing that she suffered from a “complete psychological breakdown” as her marriage to Billy Ray Cyrus spiraled.

As you know, Tish and Billy Ray were married for 30 years and share five children, but they decided to officially split in 2022.

In August 2023, Tish remarried ‘Prison Break’ actor Dominic Purcell. A few months later, in October 2023, Billy Ray remarried to singer Firerose, however, his daughter, Miley, was noticeably absent from her father’s big day. The ‘Flowers’ singer did, however, attend her mother’s wedding ceremony, even having the privilege of being Tish’s Maid of Honor.

Following the public separation, Tish is getting vulnerable as she opens up about her split from Billy Ray.

Tish Cyrus On Split From Billy Ray: ‘It Had Not Been A Good Place For A Long Time’


When on the ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast, Tish said “During that period, I took a really good, hard look at life, my life, and like, ‘What was I gonna do?’ because it had not been in a good place for a long time. And I think I did stay so long out of fear of being alone. Like I had met him when I was 23, 24.”

She continued, “So being alone, and all of a sudden just having kind of the weight of the world off my shoulders, and I was able to just breathe. And smoke pot and garden, and go skinny dipping in my pool. That’s what I did during covid. It was hugely transformative.”

As she was learning how to live on her own and focus on herself, she faced another rough tragedy as her mom passed away in 2020.

“I was alone during that time, I had to go through it alone, and I literally can’t believe I did that,” Tish recalled of that time in her life. “It was so crazy, my two biggest fears in life were being alone and my mom passing away. And I had one month of a complete psychological breakdown. It was the worst thing, it was not good. I just kind of pushed the mom thing under the rug, and then the divorce thing came.”

Tish Cyrus Faces Mental Breakdown After Divorce From Billy Ray

Tish Cyrus Had ‘Complete Psychological Breakdown’ Due To Billy Ray Marriage

Tish and Billy Ray ultimately split in 2022. “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,” Tish and Billy Ray said in a statement at the time, adding, “We have grown up together, raised a family we can be so proud of, and it is now time to create our own paths.”

After the divorce, Tish said she began to spiral. “I could not eat, I could not sleep, I could not stop crying. I don’t have my mom, and then I don’t have my husband that has been my husband for 30 years. Like I’m scared,” she explained on the podcast.

Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus got married on December 28, 2003, and officially split in 2022. They share children Brandi, 36, Trace, 34, Miley, 31, Braison, 29, and Noah, 23.

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