Billy Ray Cyrus files for divorce after seven months

Billy Ray Cyrus is divorcing from his singer wife of seven months citing irreconcilable differences.

Billy Ray Cyrus is divorcing from his singer wife of seven months citing irreconcilable differences. Photo: AAP

Billy Ray Cyrus is divorcing from Australian singer Firerose after seven months of marriage.

The 62-year-old country musician filed for divorce from the 36-year-old, whose legal name is Johanna Rose Hodges, in a Tennessee court on May 22, citing irreconcilable differences and “inappropriate marital conduct”.

The pair wed on October 10, 2023.

Cyrus is also seeking an annulment due to alleged fraud on Hodges’ part, saying in the filing that he would not have married Hodges “had he known” about it.

The filing gives no further details on the alleged inappropriate conduct of fraud, but says each should be able to keep property that they own separately.

Representatives for Cyrus and Hodges did not immediately return requests for comment. The filing was first reported on Tuesday by TMZ.

Cyrus and Hodges have previously collaborated on music together and known each other for years. But they reportedly didn’t start dating until August 2022.

After their wedding, Cyrus and Hodges lived in Tennessee and have released several more songs together.


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In an Instagram post in April, commemorating their six-month anniversary, Hodges wrote: “Life isn’t always easy… but it sure helps when your husband’s also your best friend. Thank you Lord!”

Neither Hodges nor Cyrus has commented on the divorce via their social media accounts.

Cyrus has been married twice before, notably to Tish Cyrus. They share five children, including musician and actor Miley Cyrus.

They divorced in 2022 after nearly three decades together. They had almost split previously, in 2010 and 2013, but reconciled.

The 2022 divorce kicked off a highly publicised rift in the Cyrus family.

When Miley won her first Grammy Award in February, she said “I don’t think I’ve forgotten anyone” after a long list of thank yous and shoutouts to her family that included her mother, who was in attendance.

She left out her father, who was also her one-time Hannah Montana co-star.

Tish is now married to Australian actor Dominic Purcell. They wed in an intimate ceremony at a mansion in Malibu, California, last August.

-with AAP

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