We already thought that Miley Cyrus' parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus, were—how should we put this?—fame-crazy, stage parents. So we're not completely shocked by the news from People that they are headed for divorce court after 17 years of marriage and five kids. Also not shocking: The fact that the Cyrus' thought other people actually care enough about their marriage enough to read a press statement regarding their split.
"As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family,” the couple said in the statement. “We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers."
Now Billy Ray Cyrus seems unable to let go of his one-hit-wonder status (recall: "Achy Breaky Heart"), refusing to completely drop the mullet even after all these years (although it's now settled into a greasy shag type do). And if his hair and chin pubes weren't creepy enough, it's obvious he's trying to revive his career (pretty much unsuccessfully) by poaching off his daughter's fame. He's even had cameos in her movies. Oh, and remember how he hung out at the Vanity Fair photo shoot when the tween star posed half nude and pissed off all those Disney moms?
Meanwhile, Miley's mom, Tish appears to be the ultimate showbiz mom, who bares a striking resemblance to another fame-hungry mama, who also has long blond hair, dresses in her daughter's clothes and abuses tanning beds. We'll give you a hint: Her name begins with a "D." Yep, we're talking about mommy manager, Dina Lohan. 7 Bad Celebrity Mothers
Seriously, anyone else starting to think that Billy Ray and Tish sounds a little too much like another set of parents with celebrity offspring? Perhaps, the Lohans come to mind? The more we get to know Miley's parents, the more we're convinced that they are well on their way to becoming the country version of Michael and Dina Lohan.
We wouldn't be surprised if the Cyrus' divorce turns ugly and the two start fighting for a piece of Miley's (and now Noah's as well) money and fame. It fits nicely considering that Miley already seems determined to become the next Lindsay Lohan: She quickly went from an adorable Disney star to sexy teen star - leather pants and all. (Kinda like how Lindsay went from Disney movies to Mean Girls to downward spiral to rehab to jail to rehab...) So don't be surprised if Billy Ray shows up on the news dishing about how his wife broke his "achy breaky heart" to anyone who will listen. Is Bret Michaels Sleeping With Miley Cyrus' Mom?
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