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Miley Cyrus’s Alleged Family Drama: A Complete Timeline

Steve Granitz

The ever-outspoken Miley Cyrus has had a few feuds in her day, including with designer Stefano Gabbana, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato (allegedly), possibly Ed Sheeran for, like, two seconds, and very publicly, Nicki Minaj. But sadly, for the last decade or so, Cyrus's tiffs haven't been the fun, intra-celebrity kind, but the personal, family kind. It seems the Cyruses are feuding among themselves. Here's a quick timeline of the drama in reverse chronological order:

Wednesday, February 7, 2024: Tish Cyrus-Purcell's episode of Call Her Daddy airs, in which she goes into more detail about the ups and downs of life with Billy Ray, and why they broke up and got back together so many times.

“I think I did stay so long out of fear, literal fear of being alone,” she tells host Alex Cooper, according to Us Weekly. “I met [Billy Ray] when I [was] 24. So I, like, grew up…[and] he was such a huge part of that.”

She also reveals that during the pandemic the pair spent two years living apart, with the country singer in Tennessee while she stayed in Los Angeles. And during this time (August 2020), Cyrus-Purcell lost her mother, triggering “one month of a complete psychological breakdown. It was the worst thing…I could not eat. I could not sleep. I could not stop crying…I don’t have my mom and then I don’t have my husband [who’s] been my husband for 30 years.”

With the help of hindsight, and now being in a better marriage, she now sees that there was “disrespect” in her marriage to Billy Ray. “Honestly, on both our parts,” the mom of five says. Thankfully, her current situation is much better, and she says that “there’s not one second” that she feels disrespected by her husband.

Sunday, February 4, 2024: Miley Cyrus wins her first Grammy! And her second Grammy! Yay! In her acceptance speech for record of the year, she thanks family members including “my mommy, my sister, my love, my main gays because look how good I look,” and even says, “I don’t think I forgot anyone. But I might have forgotten underwear. Bye!” So…not her dad.

At this point let's do a quick roundup of the Cyrus siblings! Miley is one of six. She, her sister Noah, and her brother Braison are all the children of both Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Miley's half-sister Brandi and half-brother Trace are from Tish's marriage to her first husband but were adopted by Billy Ray, per People. Miley also has a half-brother Christopher from another relationship of her father's, though he is pretty much never around.

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66th GRAMMY Awards - Backstage

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So! Miley attended the Grammys with her mom, Tish, and her sister Brandi, so that's who she was thanking, leaving out all the other sibs in addition to her dad. Yes, the kids chose sides and picked teams.

October 11, 2023: Noah Cyrus comments on an interview in which Miley characterizes her as “an emo kid,” writing, “The disrespect in this video.” As many point out, it's unclear whether Noah is referring to Miley, podcast host Joe Rogan, or both; additionally, the clip is actually from 2020, so Noah's feelings may have more to do with a current feud than Miley's specific word choices.

October 10, 2023: Billy Ray marries an Australian musician known as Firerose. None of the kids seems to be there.

August 2023: Following news of her dad's engagement, fans realize that former Hannah Montana costars Miley and Billy Ray have unfollowed each other on Instagram.

August 19, 2023: Tish marries her boyfriend, actor Dominic Purcell, in Malibu. Miley is a bridesmaid, and Brandi and Trace are in attendance. Noah and Braison are very publicly at Wal-Mart.

April 11, 2022: Tish and Billy Ray announce their divorce. They actually get this divorce.

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Premiere Of Touchstone Pictures' "The Last Song" - Arrivals

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May 2020: Noah Cyrus, Miley's younger sister, writes about feeling second best in a song, and opens up about growing up in the Hannah Montana star's shadow. She mostly blames internet hate for the “unbearable” experience of growing up in her family, but it does seem like the genesis of a rift between the sisters.

1993–2013: Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus wed after two years of dating in 1993; 17 years later in 2010, Billy Ray files for divorce, but drops it a few months later. In 2013 Tish files for divorce, but after couples therapy, the pair get back together, per People.


Originally Appeared on Glamour