Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus to Divorce

Jun 14, 2013 11:38am

It’s over for Miley’s parents.

On Thursday evening, Billy Ray Cyrus released a statement in which he confirmed that he was planning to end his 19 year marriage to Tish Cyrus.

“This is a personal matter and we are doing what is in the best interest of our family,” the statement reads. “We ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”

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The “Achy Breaky Heart” singer, 51, and his estranged wife have three children together: Miley, 20, Braison, 19, and Noah, 13. Billy Ray also adopted Tish’s two children from a previous relationship, Brandi, 26, and Trace, 24.

Earlier this year, Cyrus opened up to ABC News about his famous daughter and how the spotlight has changed their lives.

“My life will always be a little different,” he told “Nightline.” “It will never be the same.”

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