Us Magazine reports that the reason Miley Cyrus’ parents are splitting after 17 years of marriage is that Tish Cyrus allegedly had an affair with rocker Bret Michaels.
When Billy Ray learned of it – as well as at least one other fling – he filed for divorce Oct. 27, sources tell Us Weekly.
Michaels, 47, “became close to the entire family” this past February when he and Miley released the duet “Nothing to Lose”. He and Tish, 43, soon began carrying on an on-the-sly romance, sources say.
“Billy Ray was completely unaware of what was going on,” says the source for Billy Ray who is seeking joint custody of their three minor children, Miley (who turns 18 Nov. 23), Braison, 16, and Noah, 10. (They have three older children from previous relationships.)
Though a rep for Tish denies the situation and a rep for Michaels also refutes the allegations, telling the magazine, “There has never been an affair or a fling,” the magazine’s source insists, “It was a professional relationship that turned into something more.”