Tish Cyrus, the matriarch of the Cyrus family, recently shared insights into the profound impact of the hit Disney Channel series ‘Hannah Montana’ on their family dynamics. In a candid interview on the podcast Call Her Daddy alongside her daughter Brandi Cyrus, Tish reminisced about how the show catapulted her daughter Miley Cyrus to stardom and played a pivotal role in bringing the family together.
During the podcast, Tish recounted the pivotal moment when she pushed her then-husband Billy Ray Cyrus to audition for the role of Miley’s onscreen father, Robby Ray Stewart, in ‘Hannah Montana.’ Despite initial hesitations, Tish saw an opportunity for their family to be together amidst their busy schedules. She recalled, “I couldn’t, as a mom, have half my kids in Tennessee and be out [in L.A.] with Miley, like I just could not do that.”
Tish’s decision to advocate for Billy Ray’s involvement in the show was driven by her desire to keep the family united, even if it meant facing financial challenges and uprooting their lives. The success of ‘Hannah Montana’ not only propelled Miley and Billy Ray to newfound fame but also provided a platform for their family to navigate the entertainment industry together.
However, Tish’s recollections stand in contrast to Billy Ray’s previous statements regarding the impact of ‘Hannah Montana’ on their family. While Billy Ray had expressed negative sentiments about the show in the past, Tish and Brandi vehemently disagreed, emphasizing that the family remains strong despite the challenges they have faced.
The podcast appearance comes at a significant time for the Cyrus family, with Miley recently achieving a milestone by winning her first Grammy Awards. Despite rumors of potential estrangement between Miley and Billy Ray following their parents’ divorce, Tish and Brandi’s supportive presence at the awards ceremony underscores the enduring bond within the family.
As the Cyrus family continues to navigate the complexities of fame and personal relationships, their journey serves as a testament to the resilience and strength that can be found in familial unity.