Tish Cyrus, known for her role as a manager and producer, recently opened up about the emotional toll of divorcing her husband of 30 years, Billy Ray Cyrus, in 2022. During an appearance on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast, Tish, 56, candidly discussed her decision to end her marriage to the country singer, 62, which coincided with the passing of her mother in the same year.
Reflecting on the challenges she faced, Tish revealed that her two biggest fears in life were always the prospect of being alone and the loss of her mother. With Billy Ray living in Tennessee while she resided in California, where her daughter Miley Cyrus also lives, Tish found herself navigating a tumultuous period of transition. She described experiencing a month of intense psychological distress, admitting to a complete breakdown as she grappled with the weight of both her mother’s death and the dissolution of her marriage.
Tish shared that she struggled to cope with the overwhelming emotions, recounting difficulties with eating, sleeping, and constant crying. The absence of both her mother and her longtime husband left her feeling vulnerable and scared, with her weight dropping to an alarming 130 pounds. Despite the challenges, she sought support during this rocky time, reaching out to celebrity psychiatrist Daniel Amen with a plea to admit her to a mental hospital. However, Amen advised against it, a decision that Tish acknowledged was ultimately for the best.
Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus tied the knot in 1993, but Tish admitted that their relationship had been strained for quite some time leading up to their divorce. She confessed that her deep-seated fear of being alone had kept her in the marriage longer than she should have been, reflecting on the realization that she needed to prioritize her own happiness and well-being. Making the decision to move forward with her life, despite the uncertainties and fears, proved to be a pivotal moment for Tish.
In hindsight, Tish expressed gratitude for the outcome, acknowledging that the difficult decision to end her marriage ultimately led to positive changes in her life. She recognized the importance of self-reflection and empowerment, emphasizing the importance of taking ownership of her own happiness and moving forward with resilience.
Tish’s candid revelations shed light on the complex emotions and challenges that can accompany major life transitions, serving as a reminder of the importance of self-care, resilience, and seeking support during difficult times. As she continues to navigate her journey, Tish’s story serves as an inspiration for others facing similar struggles, offering hope and encouragement for the future.