Fans think there is a rift between Miley Cyrus and her siblings following parents Tish and Billy Ray's separation. Here's everything you need to know about the perceived family drama.

  • Fans think there's a divide in the Cyrus family following Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus' separation.

  • Noah and Braison Cyrus didn't attend Tish's wedding to Dominic Purcell on Saturday.

  • Miley — who was maid of honor — will release a new song on Friday, which is also her dad's birthday.

Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus' mom, Tish Cyrus, married "Prison Break" star Dominic Purcell, leading to heightened speculation about relations among the Cyrus clan.

While Miley served as a bridesmaid, and watched on as her mom tied the knot for the second time alongside siblings Brandi and Trace, a few of her other siblings were not present at the nuptials.

Fans on social media are now speculating that the family has divided into two camps since Tish and her ex-husband Billy Ray finalized their divorce last year.

The former couple were married for 30 years. They walked down the aisle together in 1993, a year after their oldest child, Miley, was born. They later welcomed two more children together, son Braison (born in 1994) and daughter Noah (born in 1999).

The blended Cyrus family also includes Tish's two older children, Brandi (born in 1987) and Trace (born in 1989), whom she welcomed with ex Baxter Neal Helson, but whom Billy Ray adopted upon their marriage. Billy Ray also has a son, Christopher Cody (born in 1992, the same year as Miley), who he shares with ex-girlfriend Kristin Luckey.

So what's going on in the Cyrus family and who's in which camp? Let's break down all the evidence.

Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus and Tish Cyrus at the Nickelodeon Annual Kids' Choice Award in 2010.Kevin Mazur/KCA2010/WireImage

When Billy Ray and Tish officially divorced in 2022, it was after more than a decade of marital difficulties

The couple first filed divorce papers in 2010, but a year later, the "Achy Breaky Heart" singer said on "The View" that they had reconciled.

Two years later, in 2013, Tish again filed for divorce, but the following month, E! News reported that they had rekindled their relationship after attending couples therapy.

Things seemed to be going well between the pair up until the last few years, resulting in Tish filing for divorce again in April 2022, citing "irreconcilable differences," People reported. Per the divorce filing seen by the outlet, the former spouses had been separated for more than two years and living separately.

Cyrus and Noah Cyrus attend the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles in 2021.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

In the wake of her parents' third and final separation, fans noticed that Noah had unfollowed her mom on Instagram

Fans were quick to speculate that Noah could be siding with her dad in the split, given the fact that she appeared to either unfollow or block Tish — who is also her co-manager — on Instagram, as first spotted by a social media user in August 2022.

Sometime between then and now, the pair appear to have refollowed each other, and they are currently on each other's follow lists.

 

After the divorce, Billy Ray began dating Australian singer Firerose, who he proposed to in August 2022

Cyrus, 61, told People that he originally met 34-year-old Firerose, whose real name is Johanna Rosie Hodges, sometime in 2010 while he was on the set of "Hannah Montana," the Disney Channel series that propelled Miley to superstardom.

The pair — who have a 27-year age gap — said they first became friends, and then musical collaborators, releasing their first song together in 2021.

By summer 2022, the pair had become more than friends, with Firerose moving into Cyrus's Franklin, Tennessee, farm. They announced their engagement on Instagram on November 20, 2022.

Tish Cyrus, Braison Cyrus, Noah Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brandi Cyrus, and Miley Cyrus at the the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.John Shearer/Getty Images

At the time, Billy Ray said that everything was good between him, his children — and his ex-wife

Speaking to People about his engagement, the country star addressed the rumors of a rift in the family following his divorce from Tish.

"Everyone knew that that relationship was over a long time ago," he told the magazine. "Everybody's turning the page. It's been a lot, but everyone knew that it was time for a change."

Tish Cyrus moved on with actor Dominic Purcell. In April, she announced that they were getting married.

Tish, 56, and the "Prison Break" star, 53, first revealed that they were together on November 27, 2022, exactly a week after Billy Ray shared his engagement announcement.

 

Miley's mom and Purcell got married this month. But not all of her children were at the wedding, raising eyebrows among fans.

Tish walked down the aisle for a second time on Saturday, August 19, in an intimate ceremony held poolside at a private residence in Malibu, reported the Los Angeles Times.

Her eldest children, Brandi and Trace Cyrus, who were legally adopted by Billy Ray during their marriage, were part of the wedding party, as well as Miley, per photos published by Just Jared and the Daily Mail.

However, Noah and Braison were notably absent from the event.

Noah shared several Instagram Story posts featuring herself and Braison on Tish's wedding day.
Noah shared several Instagram Story posts featuring herself and Braison on Tish's wedding day.Noah Cyrus (@noahcyrus)/Instagram

While the wedding was taking place, Noah and Braison made it very clear that they were elsewhere

The two siblings posed in several Instagram Stories posted on Noah's account.

In one, Braison — who, according to his Instagram, resides in Nashville, Tennessee — can be seen holding up a restaurant menu. Noah wrote over the photo that her brother "flew" to Los Angeles to see her, which some fans interpreted as a slight toward Tish, whose wedding took place in nearby Malibu.

In other photos and videos posted by the "July" singer, she and Braison filmed themselves hanging out in Walmart, and Noah can be seen cuddling up to her brother on a sofa after enjoying a "sleepover" with him and another friend.

Noah was seen wearing a t-shirt featuring her father's face.
Noah was seen wearing a t-shirt featuring her father's face.Noah Cyrus (@noahcyrus)/Instagram

In one of the snaps, Noah can be seen wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with Billy Ray's face

The picture shows Noah leaning her head against her brother's shoulder while sitting at a table. Visible in the photo is Noah's black T-shirt, featuring a photo of her father in his younger, mullet-sporting days.

Trace shared a throwback photo of himself with mom Tish and sisters Brandi and Miley.
Trace shared a throwback photo of himself with mom Tish and sisters Brandi and Miley.Trace Cyrus (@tracecyrus)/Instagram

Trace shared an Instagram story the day after the wedding that fans believe hints at a divide between the Cyrus siblings

The day after Tish's nuptials, Trace posted on his Instagram story an old photograph of him, Brandi, and Miley as youngsters sitting on Tish's lap, tagging his two sisters and mom.

Tish reposted the throwback snap on her own Instagram story, adding five red heart emojis.

 

None of the Cyruses have publicly addressed the rumors of a rift, but fans think they've found further evidence Miley is not on good terms with her father

Miley and Billy Ray do not currently follow each other on Instagram, and it's not known how long that has been the case.

Miley is also releasing her new single, "Used to Be Young," on Friday, August 25 — which happens to be Billy Ray's birthday.

Some of her fans have interpreted this as intentional, given that the singer released her breakup ballad, "Flowers," on ex-husband Liam Hemsworth's birthday back in January.

Tish and Billy Ray also do not follow each other on Instagram.

Representatives for Miley, Tish, Billy Ray, Noah, Braison, Trace, and Brandi Cyrus did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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