Billy Ray Cyrus and fellow singer Firerose have made their engagement official in a brand new interview with Individuals journal.
The “Achy Breaky Heart” hitmaker revealed Wednesday that he met his new fiancée, an Australian musician, 12 years in the past whereas engaged on the favored Disney Channel sequence, “Hannah Montana.” Cyrus, 61, and Firerose, 34, seemingly went public with their engagement final month by sharing a photograph of her diamond ring on Instagram.
“She’s the real deal,” Cyrus advised Individuals.
Information of the betrothal resurfaced this week after the comfortable couple recounted their meet-cute story intimately to Individuals. Cyrus — who starred in “Hannah Montana” reverse his on- and off-screen daughter, Miley Cyrus — recalled seeing Firerose for the primary time whereas taking a break along with his canine, Tex, close to the set of the sitcom.
“I loved doing that show,” he advised individuals. “There’s a couple old pine trees on the lot that look like Tennessee. Tex and I would go out there in the middle of the day and he’d take care of his business and we’d stretch and I’d think how much I missed Tennessee. On that given day, Firerose came out of the front door. There was almost a moment of … recognition. I was like, ‘This girl’s a star.’”
Firerose, who acknowledged Cyrus and had “known his music since forever,” greeted the actor’s canine and advised him she was there for an audition. (“Since forever,” Cyrus repeated to Individuals. “That’s how long I’ve been around.”)
On the time, Cyrus was married to Miley’s mom, Tish Cyrus, who filed for divorce from her husband of practically 30 years in April following two earlier divorce makes an attempt. After they met, he gave Firerose some phrases of encouragement and invited her to go to the “Hannah Montana” soundstage.
“I actually said to her, ‘Don’t ever take a strange man up on this offer, but, in this case, Tex will testify that you will be totally safe,’” he advised Individuals.
“‘I’m going to introduce you to a producer and you can kind of make yourself at home and watch us rehearse and you know, maybe it might lead to a role or just another contact at Disney.’ And so, off me and her and Tex went back to the studio and I think she met a lot of the cast and met the producers, writers. And … we became friends.”
“Over the years,” Firerose mentioned, the recording artists’ bond turned “so solid,” and so they finally turned songwriting companions through the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple has launched two songs collectively: “New Day,” which got here out in July of final yr, and “Time,” which got here out Tuesday.
“Billy confided in me a lot of what was going on in his life,” Firerose mentioned. “I was just the best friend I could possibly be, supporting him.”
Cyrus proposed in August with no ring, and Firerose fortunately accepted earlier than discovering and customizing her personal diamond and band.
“Firerose … had been such a light of positivity, such a best friend,” Cyrus mentioned.
“When we began sharing the music, it just evolved … as musical soulmates, to soulmates, happy, pure love that … I didn’t know could exist. … We’re musicians, first and foremost, both of us. And we found this harmony, and this rhythm, this melody to life.”
Cyrus additionally denied that his divorce has led to a falling-out along with his youngsters, together with Miley, 29.
“Everyone knew that that relationship [with his ex] was over a long time ago,” he advised Individuals. “Everybody’s turning the page. It’s been a lot, but everyone knew that it was time for a change.”