Singer Miley Cyrus’ parents are divorcing after 17 years of marriage once husband Billy Ray reportedly found out that his wife had an affair with rocker Bret Michaels – in addition to another fling.
Us Weekly released a statement from a source who said, “Michaels, 47, ‘became close to the entire family’ this past February when he and Miley released the duet ‘Nothing to Lose.’”
Us Weekly also reports that in late February, Tish was seen at Michaels’ show at the Key Club in L.A. He had once asked her production company to help adapt his book, Roses & Thorns, into a movie.
A source said Billy Ray was unaware of this professional relationship that turned romantic. Both reps for Michaels and Cyrus, however, refute the claim. “This is untrue. My client is not that type of person,” Bret’s rep said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “He has worked with Miley and Tish on a professional level.”
Billy Ray who cited irreconcilable differences as he filed divorce papers is seeking joint custody of their three youngest children and equitable distribution of the marital estate.
The Rock of Love reality star has two daughters with Kristi Lynn Gibson. He stated in spring of 2010 that marrying the mother of his children is something that he had started contemplating after recovering from a serious brain hemorrhage. He had never been married before.