Miley Cyrus' parents Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus are divorcing
"As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family," KABC Television, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company, quoted the couple as saying in a statement. "We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers."The couple has been married for 17 years and has three children together - Miley, 17, Braison, 16 and Noah, 10. The pair also has children from previous relationships - Tish Cyrus is the mother of Trace and Brandi, while Billy Ray Cyrus has a son named Christopher Cody.
Billy Ray Cyrus, who stars with Miley on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana and is known for the 1992 hit "Achy Breaky Heart", is asking for shared custody and control of the couple's three minor children, Tennessee court records show.
Miley Cyrus turns 18 on November 23. She caused some controversy earlier this year when she showcased a more mature image, which marked a sharp contrast to her "good-girl" persona seen in Hannah Montana.