Billy Ray Cyrus just announced that he’s engaged to his girlfriend, musician Firerose. This comes just 5 months after his split from Tish Cyrus, his ex-wife of 28 years. Cyrus let fans and friends know about the new development on Instagram, where he posted a series of photos of himself with Firerose showing off her huge engagement ring.
He didn’t confirm an engagement, just captioned the photos “Happy Autumn.” But, that engagement ring is hard to miss. Firerose puts it on display by resting her hand on Billy Ray Cyrus’ shoulder in the photos. It looks like she’s wearing a ring in many of her other photos from last month. But this seems to be the first big showing of the engagement ring.
According to a report from People earlier this month, Cyrus and Firerose “have been dating for a little while.” But, apparently, their relationship didn’t overlap with his marriage to Tish. A source told People, “[Cyrus and Firerose] grew close while working on music together. It is what it is. He and Tish were over before he started dating [Firerose].”
According to Firerose’s Instagram, she seemingly confirmed their relationship in August 2022 with a birthday post to Cyrus. “The world is better with you in it,” she wrote. Additionally, the first photo of Cyrus that appears on her Instagram is from August 2021.
Tish Cyrus previously confirmed that she and Billy Ray had not been living together for more than two years. In April she filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences,” and this is the third and seemingly final split for the couple in their 28-year marriage.
Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose Have Previously Sparked Engagement Rumors On Social Media
Back in September, Billy Ray Cyrus posted a series of photos of himself and Firerose where they’re having a meet and greet with a parrot at what looks to be a zoo or a bird sanctuary. Firerose is rocking that huge ring in the photos, and in some it’s clearly visible. That gave fans one of the first clues that the two might be engaged.
On September 13, Firerose posted a series of photos of herself in Nashville, and the ring is just barely visible on her left hand. Neither post mentions engagement at all, with short, basic captions like “Birds of a feather” or “Taking in the moment.” Usually, the ring is far enough away that its grandeur can’t really be seen. But these new photos put it right on display. Overall, whether they decide to announce it formally or just keep dropping pretty obvious hints, congratulations to Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose.