What role did Miley Cyrus’ penchant for stirring up controversy play in the downfall of her parents’ almost 18-year marriage?
According to Nov. 22 issue of The National Enquirer, things almost turned violent between the parents of five after Billy Ray grounded Miley, 17, for talking back to him only for Tish to undermine him and let her go out anyway.
“Billy screamed terrible things at Tish. Then he started kicking in the door,” a Cyrus Clan dished to the mag. “Tish locked herself in her bedroom to escape Billy Ray’s wrath. And he pounded on the door screaming, ‘Come out here and talk to me, b–ch! You let everyone run wild when I’m not here! It’s going to STOP!'”
Billy Ray filed for divorce from Tish in the family’s homestate Tennessee in October.
“As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers,” the couple said in a joint statement issued on the heels of the split news.
Billy Ray and Tish have three children together; Miley, 17, Braison, 15, and Noah, 10; as well as Tish’s children from a previous marriage; Brandi and Trace, who were adopted by Billy Ray.