The Shady Way Billy Ray Cyrus Met His Rumored Fiancee Firerose

Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus left fans wondering after a selfie he shared on Instagram spurred speculation that he had taken the next step with his girlfriend, Australian singer-songwriter Firerose. While the couple hasn't confirmed or denied an engagement, it's hard to miss the massive diamond on her ring finger. "They've been dating for a little while," a source familiar with the matter recently told People. "They grew close while working on music together. It is what it is." The two released a song, "New Day," and recently teased the release of their next single, "Time."

Amid their collaborations, it seems as if the pair have noticed they have more in common than just songwriting. The new relationship comes only six months after Cyrus' wife, Tish Cyrus, filed for divorce after nearly 30 years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences," per E! News. With Firerose sporting a diamond ring, fans are wondering how the two met and if his new romance overlapped with his marriage to Tish.

Billy Ray Cyrus first met Firerose at a young age

In 2021, the two appeared on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" to promote their song "New Day." After the performance, Ryan Seacrest asked Firerose how the two had met. "We actually met 10 years ago on the set of 'Hannah Montanna,'" Firerose explained. While she didn't elaborate further, the news shocked some fans who took issue with the country singer being romantically involved with someone assumed to be younger than his daughter, Miley Cyrus. Firerose's age isn't widely known, but she's believed to be in her mid-20s, while Billy Ray is 61.

While they may have met for the first time on the set of "Hanna Montanna," they wouldn't cross paths again for a decade. According to Live with Kelly Ryan, Firerose reached out to Billy Ray when she needed help finishing "New Day." From there, the two continued their work together, and Firerose explained that Cyrus "has been a phenomenal supporter of [her] music" and told her to "pursue [her] dreams no matter what."

Miley reportedly 'hopes' her father is happy

Although Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose have been "dating for a while," a Cyrus family source told People that "he and Tish were over" before his relationship with Firerose turned romantic. Additionally, when Tish filed for divorce in early 2022, she said in court documents that she and Billy Ray hadn't been living together in more than two years. 

Even if the two relationships didn't overlap, don't expect to see Miley Cyrus hanging out with his dad's new flame. According to E! News, Miley "doesn't have a relationship" with Firerose and has grown distant from her father. "The divorce between her parents [has] put a strain on her relationship with her dad," sources told the outlet. "Miley has been closer to her mom Tish throughout the divorce." Despite their current distance, the source claims that Miley "hopes" her father is happy and believes "they can eventually work on their relationship."