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Billy Ray Cyrus met his new partner on Hannah Montana set

Billy Ray Cyrus met his new partner on Hannah Montana set

Billy Ray Cyrus might not have been looking for love on the set of Hannah Montana but he found it.

After splitting from his wife of almost 30 years, Tish, Billy Ray Cyrus has posted photos of himself with a new partner who he met on the set of Hannah Montana.

Cyrus starred alongside his daughter Miley in the Disney Channel show about a girl who switches between her normal life as Miley Stewart and that of singing superstar Hannah Montana.

Her father in real life, Billy Ray also played her dad in the show which ran between 2006 and 2011, and he was famous before that for singing 'Achy Breaky Heart'.

It is only five months since Cyrus's wife, Tish Finley, to whom he'd been married since 1993, filed for divorce, although the pair revealed they'd been separated for over two years already.

Both had filed for divorce against each other earlier in the marriage but the cases were dropped each time, though now they truly are split.

Cyrus seems to have opened up about moving on, however, after the 61-year-old posted photos to Instagram alongside his new flame, musician Firerose

The post was captioned 'It really is a New Day', a reference to the 2021 song the pair had collaborated on.

Billy Ray Cyrus posted a video of himself together with Firerose.

Although their romantic relationship is new, it turns out that they actually met more than 10 years ago.

Firerose appeared to confirm the relationship after performing 'New Day' on Live With Kelly and Ryan, paying tribute to the 61-year-old.

She said: "We actually met 10 years ago on the set of Hannah Montana... And Billy Ray's been a phenomenal supporter of my music ever since.

"He's just really believed in me and continued to tell me to pursue my dreams no matter what and not give up."

Billy Ray Cyrus and daughter Miley starred together in Hannah Montana.
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According to E! News, Miley says there is 'a strain on her relationship' with her dad since her parents' divorce as she has 'been closer to her mom' since then.

She also doesn't really know her dad's new partner but 'hopes he is happy' in his new relationship. When it comes to building bridges with her dad, she hopes they can 'eventually work on their relationship'.

Some people have been hoping that Disney would eventually circle round to a Hannah Montana prequel, with Billy Ray saying he would 'do that in a heartbeat', though it'd be hard to see where Miley would fit in.

There are always going to be rumours of a reboot bubbling around such a popular show, and Miley has occasionally shared stories of herself as Hannah wearing the famous wig.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/billyraycyrus

Topics: Celebrity, TV And Film, Miley Cyrus, Disney