Billy Ray Cyrus Declares He’s ‘Proud’ of Miley Amid Alleged Estrangement

Billy Ray Cyrus is making headlines once again, but this time it’s not for his music. The country singer recently took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute to his daughter, Miley Cyrus, amid rumors of their alleged estrangement.

In a surprising move, Billy Ray posted a throwback photo of himself and Miley from an old CMA Fest appearance, expressing his pride and admiration for his daughter. Despite reports of tension within the Cyrus family, Billy Ray made it clear that he has nothing but love for Miley.

“I’m incredibly proud of her. She’s a survivor and a true artist,” Billy Ray wrote in the caption. “She learned early on to love and appreciate the fans who make everything possible. We both cherish the connection we have with our fans and are grateful for every single one of you.”

This public display of affection comes after Miley notably snubbed her father at the 2024 Grammys, where she failed to mention him in her acceptance speech. Instead, she thanked her mom, sister, and boyfriend, leaving out Billy Ray.

The alleged rift between Miley and Billy Ray is said to be related to his divorce from Tish Cyrus, who has reportedly grown closer to their daughter in recent years. Despite the family drama, Miley has remained loyal to her mother, even skipping out on Tish and Dom’s wedding last year.

While the details of their strained relationship remain unclear, it seems that Billy Ray is trying to mend fences with his eldest daughter. Only time will tell if this public declaration of support will lead to a reconciliation between the two.