On ‘The View,’ Billy Ray Cyrus backtracked on comments he made in GQ Magazine where he stated that ‘Hannah Montana’ “destroyed” his family by sending daughter Miley on a self-destructive spiral, and by leading to his divorce from wife Tish.
“I love ‘Hannah Montana.’ I love Disney. I love our fans that’s been with us throughout this whole show. This has been an incredible journey,” said Billy Ray, in marked contrast to his GQ interview. “That didn’t tear my family apart. Now, fame? Fame is a different animal.”
Billy Ray also said he “dropped the divorce” from estranged wife Tish in an attempt to keep his family intact. “I’m not divorced. I dropped the divorce. I wanted to put my family back together,” he said.
And, despite reports of tension following the GQ interview, Billy Ray said things between he and his daughter have never been better. “I feel like I kind of got my Miley back in a way,” he said. “I feel like that we’re the daddy and the daughter that we were before ‘Hannah Montana’ happened.”