After 17 years of marriage, Miley Cyrus‘ parents Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus have announced they are divorcing.
“As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family,” the couple said in a statement, via E! News. “We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.”
Miley’s doting parents filed divorce papers in Tennessee today, citing irreconcilable differences.
“It was a long time coming. It is the best thing for both of them,” a source close to the couple told E!.
The country crooner married Leticia “Tish” Finley in December 1992. They have three children together including Miley.
Billy Ray has two step-children and a son from a previous relationship.