Billy Ray Cyrus Seeks Annulment Over Alleged Misconduct After 7 Months of Marriage"

Cyrus commits to substantial financial support amid legal separation.

by Nouman Rasool
Billy Ray Cyrus Seeks Annulment Over Alleged Misconduct After 7 Months of Marriage"
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The man who gave the world "Achy Breaky Heart," singer Billy Ray Cyrus, has filed to dissolve his less-than-year-old marriage to Australian songstress Firerose. In documents he filed in Tennessee this week, Cyrus, 62, claims "irreconcilable differences" and "inappropriate" marital conduct as the causes for his breakup with the missus.

Filed last month, the petition continues; his consent to getting hitched was fraudulently obtained. The documents reveal a separation date of May 22, 2024, and detail Cyrus' claims that he would not have married Firerose, whose real name is Johanna Rosie Hodges, had he been aware of the alleged deceit.

The marriage celebrated on Cyrus' Tennessee property on October 10, 2023, was once described by the couple as a "perfect, ethereal celebration of love."

Financial Support Ordered

As part of the ongoing legal proceedings, a Tennessee court order from May 24 stipulates that Cyrus will financially support Firerose during the transitional period.

He has agreed to cover $500 per night for ten nights for temporary accommodations, followed by a monthly stipend of $5,000 for up to 90 days to assist her in finding suitable housing in the Middle Tennessee area. Further complicating the split, Cyrus is required to allow Firerose reasonable access to their marital home to retrieve her belongings.

Additionally, Firerose must hand over all passwords to Cyrus' social media accounts to a designated individual as part of their agreement. The couple, who announced their engagement in November 2022, has had a public relationship, often sharing moments of their lives on social media.

Their union followed significant moments in their individual lives, with Cyrus having met Firerose 13 years earlier on the set of "Hannah Montana," a series starring his daughter, Miley Cyrus. During that time, he noted a special connection with Firerose, foreseeing her star potential.

Billy Ray Cyrus, father to five children from his previous marriage to Tish Cyrus, and Firerose, also previously married, now face the challenge of navigating their high-profile separation under the scrutiny of public and legal observation.

This development adds another layer to Cyrus' complex personal life, which has continually captured the attention of fans and media alike.