Billy Ray Cyrus.
Billy Ray Cyrus.

Billy Ray Cyrus drops divorce

BILLY Ray Cyrus is no longer getting a divorce.

The singer-and-actor says he and his wife Tish - who are parents to 'Hannah Montana' star Miley Cyrus - have decided to stay together because his family now feel closer than ever.

He said: "I've dropped the divorce. I want to put my family back together . Things are the best they've ever been."

The 'Achy Breaky Heart' star - who also has another daughter Noah, 10 and a son Braison, 16 with Tish - added that he has recovered his father-daughter bond with Miley after speaking out about her recent antics including smoking a legal high through a bong device.

He said: "I feel like I got my Miley back. I feel like we're the daddy and daughter we were before 'Hannah Montana'."

In October he announced that he was splitting with the mother of his children after 17 years of marriage, before speaking last month of his desire to "mend" his family.

When asked if his daughter's role as the pop princess caused difficulties at home he said the whole experience of fame was to blame.

He told TV show 'The View': "'Hannah Montana' didn't ruin my family. Fame did."

"Sometimes when you get in this ride, you feel like you're strapped to a rocket."

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