Billy Ray Cyrus’s “achy breaky heart” is aching no more, as he’s officially tied the knot with his fiancée, Australian singer-songwriter Firerose. The pair announced their nuptials, which took place on Oct. 10, in a joint Instagram post on Oct. 11. They captioned a gallery of photos from the wedding, “10/10/23 will always be the beautiful, joyous day that our two souls united as one in holy matrimony. It was the most perfect, ethereal celebration of love we could have ever imagined. For both of us to hear the preacher say, “Billy Ray and Firerose Cyrus… I now pronounce you husband and wife” that was the sacred moment our new forever began. Long Live Love!”
Billy and Firerose sparked romance rumors back in August 2022, just months after he announced his split from his then-wife Tish Cyrus in April 2022. In court documents obtained by People, it was revealed that Tish filed for divorce in Williamson County, TN, on April 6, 2022, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The documents also revealed that the former couple, who got married in 1993, had not lived together in over two years at the time.
On Aug. 25, 2022, Firerose shared a loving birthday post dedicated to Billy on Instagram, writing, “The world is a better place with you in it. Happy Birthday Billy❤️.” Later, an October 2022 Instagram post by Billy garnered more romance speculation, leading many to believe that the two were engaged. The post, captioned “Happy Autumn” by Billy, shows the pair embracing one another with Firerose wearing a very noticeable diamond ring on that finger.
The pair confirmed their engagement in November 2022 and later made their first public appearance as a couple at the 2023 Academy of Country Music Honors in Nashville on Aug. 23 (just days after Tish’s wedding to actor Dominic Purcell).
While it may seem like their relationship came out of the blue, Billy and Firerose have actually known each other for over a decade and even collaborated on music together. Keep reading to learn how the music duo met and how their relationship has grown over the years.
How Did Billy Ray Cryus and Firerose Meet?
According to Firerose, the singer met Billy over 10 years ago on the set of “Hannah Montana.” In a 2021 “Live With Kelly and Ryan” interview, she explained how they initially crossed paths, saying, “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.”
While it’s unclear when they started dating, they reportedly grew close after working on music together in the summer of 2021. The duo released their ballad “New Day” in July 2021 and started a relationship sometime during the process of producing the song. “They’ve been dating for a little while. . . . They grew close while working on music together. It is what it is. He and Tish were over before he started dating her,” a source close to Billy told People.