After 17 years of marriage, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus filed for divorce on Wednesday. The papers were filed in Williamson County Chancery Court in Tennessee and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
The couple are the parents of five children. Aside from pop star and Disney sensation Miley, they also have Braison and Noah together. Billy Ray also adopted Tish’s kids from a previous relationship Trace and Brandi.
According to the court filings Billy Ray is seeking shared custody of the minor children as well as an equitable distribution of the marital assets.
This will be the second divorce for the Achy Breaky Heart singer and Hannah Montana co-star. He divorced his first wife in 1991 before marrying Tish in 1992.