OFFSTAGE: Cyrus Family Weathered a Storm

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That’s one way to look at it. That you and your family “weathered a storm,” which is how Tish Cyrus describes her family’s recent troubles. In a statement on her official Facebook page, Mrs. Billy Ray Cyrus said, “Big thanks to all of our family, friends and fans who have kept us in their thoughts and prayers. I feel so blessed to have so much support from all of you. Our family weathered a huge storm, and I feel we are stronger than we have ever been. Much love to all of you guys! You’re the BEST.” This is, of course, in response to the ongoing are-they-or-aren’t-they-divorcing speculation that has been going on in Cyrusworld. And I’m sure it also has something to do with the circulating videos Tish’s daughter Miley Cyrus getting her bong on. I sincerely hope Tish is right and that this storm is behind them. It cannot be easy to have your entire family under such constant scrutiny. Unless you are Charlie Sheen, in which case you thrive on scrutiny.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.