Billy Ray ‘I Saw Miley & Nick’s Chemistry’

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Billy Ray Cyrus Hillbilly’s Heart excerpts via ONTD. On Miley and Nick Jonas: She and Nick Jonas connected instantly when the Jonas Brothers guest-starred on the show. I saw that chemistry happen right before my eyes. Again, it was art imitating life or life imitating art. Take your pick. But everyone saw they had a big crush on each other and that things just grew to where they were inseparable..

That night, Nick, Miley, and I sat by the fireplace and talked for a while. The Jonas Brothers weren’t really famous yet. They were just getting loaded up to take off. And so again, I knew this might be as close to a normal boyfriend relationship Miley would ever know.

On the Vanity Fair Shoot Tish and Miley’s grandma Loretta and Miley’s publicist were at the shoot. At Annie’s request, I swung by to pose with Miley. I was on my way to play for the troops in Washington State, so I didn’t have a lot of time. I took a few pictures, hung out, and then caught my plane. After the shoot, a picture was released on the Internet.

Suddenly, the world asked, ‘How could she? Where were her parents?’ As I said, I was gone. From what I understand, the shot was the last setup of the day. Looking back, would I have stopped it if I’d been there? Honestly, I don’t know. I’d a have to have been there. But who knows, Annie might have wrapped my fat ass in a sheet.

On Miley’s Birth

I was scheduled to take a break in the middle of December so I could be with Tish when she was due to give birth to our child.. But as soon as my plane touched down in Nashville, on November 23, I received a fax from Jack McFadden. It said, “Baby girl Cyrus born.” Shocked, I called Tish and instead got a hold of her mother, who told me that while I was in the air Tish’s doctor had decided to induce her. He’d feared some complications and, to be completely forthcoming, there were some. But the net result was that Tish and I had a baby girl……Tish was weak and our baby was in an incubator on 100 percent oxygen, but I’ll tell you, both of them were beautiful, and their spirits were strong, and after about eight days, both of them were able to go home with me to the log cabin, where we celebrated Thanksgiving.

On Miley Auditioning for Hannah

“Tish, Miley is Hannah Montana,” I said. “She’s reading for the wrong part.” “I don’t think Miley’s got the experience to carry it,” Tish said. “And Disney feels the same way.” “Hell, man, have they heard her sing?” I asked. “No, she hasn’t sung for them,” Tish said. “Oh my God. We have got to get her on tape,” I said. “Just let them hear her sing.” A song called “Goin’ to the Beach This Weekend” had been floating around as a demo, and Tish and I took Miley to a studio and put her on the track. We sent it to Disney, and their reaction was exactly as I expected. Holy crap! Let’s get her back out here.

On the Divorce

I met up with Tish and Miley in Detroit that I realized the ground was still littered with land mines, the emotional kind. I arrived there on my tour bus. …..as best as I can remember, I got there, took a look around, and realized everything I had ever thought about my marriage and what was going on in our lives— just the whole thing— was no longer the reality. Long before Tish and I met, I had vowed that my own kids, if I had any, would never see me argue the way my mom and dad did when I was little. I didn’t want to deal with that scenario, but I knew that’s where we were headed. There was too much bullshit in the air. I tried to ignore the lies and the façade that had been woven around me because the truth just hurt too damn much..

Then the most astonishing thing happened. Both Miley and Braison came to me, separately I should say, and said, “Dad, we know what’s going on. We know you’ve tried everything except one thing. Now you’ve got to do it.” I could tell they came to me out of pure love, not anger or a wish to hurt their mom. They were trying to figure out answers, too. This time, though, I came up with an answer that gave me the strength my kids must have had when they approached me. It was what my dad had told me back when he and my mom were getting a divorce. Life ain’t fair. It was my darkest hour. I felt sick 24/7. I didn’t eat. The painkillers couldn’t ease the pain, and the sleeping pills couldn’t put me to sleep. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. I stalked the woods, built fires, and stared into space, thinking about what I could have done differently as a parent and a husband.

On the Bong Incident

Miley proclaimed her innocence. She said she had been smoking salvia, a legal herb in California. Publicly and privately, it upset everyone involved, from Miley to us, her parents. The folks at Disney were incensed. We had to do something. But I felt helpless. I chose to step out front, and go on offense. I took to Twitter, my first mistake. “Sorry, guys. I had no idea,” I tweeted. “Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. I’m so sad.” Then, just because I wanted to get my side out, I added, “There is much beyond my control right now.” I felt bad for Miley, but I felt even worse for all those kids who looked up to her and loved her so much. I knew their hearts were broken, as was mine. Everyone got hurt. Once again, it was a bloodbath of emotion.

On Miley and Liam’s Engagement

Miley burst through the kitchen door, her legs and arms and hair flying in every direction just like it did when she was a little kid. “Daddy!” she screamed. “Dad!” A moment later, she wrapped her arms around me and stuck her finger in front of my face. I was staring at a diamond ring— a pretty sizable chunk of diamond, too. “I’m engaged!” she said. “Liam asked me to get married.” Liam followed her into the room, and Tish was not far behind. All of us hugged and smiled. I was even happier because they had recently come down from Miley’s house in the hills and moved into our old house, which Tish and I had recently vacated for a smaller, cozier place around the corner that had previously belonged to Miley.

Although we weren’t sure when young Mr. Hemsworth was going to pop the question, Tish and I both knew it was on the horizon. He had come to us and said, “I’m getting ready to ask Miley to marry me. What do you think?” At nineteen, Miley was young. But she had an old soul. She’d seen a lot and grown up fast. And she sure did seem happy around Liam. I’d had a good feeling about Liam from the first time I laid eyes on him— and that was before Miley saw him on the set of The Last Song. Tish was working with a casting company to find the male lead for the movie, and they were down to three or four contenders when I looked through a stack of pictures and pulled out Liam’s photo. “I could see that guy being her boyfriend,” I said. Tish looked up at me. “Wow, me too,” she said. “But he’s not one of the finalists, and I don’t want to cause a stir with these people.” “Hey, you’re a producer on this movie, right?” I said. “If you feel like that, voice your opinion.”

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  • Anonymous

    Billy is pathetic

  • Anonymous

    You can see in all documentaries about his life that he was never a supportive father. Ppl just like him because he was on Hannah Montana and his part was “the best father in the world”…
    He was always on tour or at the farm, if you read her book she talks much more about her mother, who was in fact always there for her. He sells her out every opportunity that he gets!
    He act like he is the victim of his daughter / family decisions. That must be the reason all the kids live with Tish!

    Btw, does he knows that Miley smokes marijuana? Or that nick wrote wedding bells for her? Or that her relationship with Liam is problematic? Does he even care????

  • Anonymous

    I like Billy Ray. He is a touring performer so it is a hard life for a family. He was famous long before Miley was and she would have not gotten the part if it weren’t for him.
    —–
    Stfu!!!! Apparently you never saw the E Special about Miley and how she got the part for HM. So no, she didn’t get the part because of Billy Ray, asshole.

  • Anonymous

    i feel like his timeline is completely off because they started dating before they filmed the HM episode

  • Anonymous

    Wtf are you even talking about? Noah, Braison live with Tish AND BILLY idiot. They live TOGETHER. Did you not read the part about the engagement at all? Stfu.

  • SlimShady

    I dont get it when people say she got HM because of Billy.
    She auditioned a number of times and was turned down until like six months later or something. It was only after that that they cast Billy. What does Disney care about a country singer. They cast her because she suited the role.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you SlimShady. :)

  • Anonymous

    Wow his Niley story is so different from Nicks and Miley…..what if just IF he didn’t know about their relationship AFTER Hm???

  • Anonymous

    Lol thanks Billy for the Nick promo

  • Anonymous

    This is how you know Nick was an important part of their life, I mean he just mention Tyler and Justin but then writes a beautiful paragraph about Nick. Is it me or those Billy always seemed liked he liked Nick more than Liam?

  • Anonymous

    I cried when I heard you were cheating
    I cried when I said I was leaving
    I cried when my heart stopped believing
    But I’m all out of tears

    Then I fell so weak but I know I’m strong
    So I wipe my face and I just move on
    My eyes are red, my cheeks are dry
    Singing my last goodbye

    I cut off my hair
    And I painted my toes
    I sold all the diamonds
    And burnt all your clothes

    I ain’t never gonna cry again
    I ain’t never gonna cry again
    I ain’t never gonna cry again, no

    Unless they’re happy tears
    Whoa, whoa, whoa
    Unless they’re happy tears

    I bet you’ve been trying to call me
    I blocked all your number so you couldn’t phone
    Don’t wanted hear, “Baby, I’m sorry”
    You don’t get to apologize

    ‘Cause I’m not weak, I know I’m strong
    You hurt me once, your chance has gone
    Our love is dead but I am still alive
    Singing my last goodbye

    I cut off my hair
    And I painted my toes
    I sold all the diamonds
    And burnt all your clothes

    I ain’t never gonna cry again
    I ain’t never gonna cry again
    I ain’t never gonna cry again, no
    Unless they’re happy tears

  • Anonymous

    Billy Ray is not pathetic. He’s probably the only sensible one in her life. Tish is her manager with a main manager. They make all the decisions. Billy Ray is totally shut out of all of that!!

  • SoHipster_

    Anonymous said:
    This is how you know Nick was an important part of their life, I mean he just mention Tyler and Justin but then writes a beautiful paragraph about Nick. Is it me or those Billy always seemed liked he liked Nick more than Liam?

    But wasnt billy the one who brought liam and miley back together when they broke up once? i thought so.

  • Anonymous

    I wanna hear his opinion on her now! hahaha

  • Anonymous

    where and what is ONTD so I can read more?!

  • SoHipster_

    It’s kind of rude to talk about like this about miely and nick while miley is with someone else. i mean, doesnt matter if they’re engaged, its still not okay. it’s kind of disrespectful. cause he sounds like, they’re meant to be, and liam and miley will fail…Smh

  • Anonymous

    But wasnt billy the one who brought liam and miley back together when they broke up once? i thought so.


    Nope!!

  • Anonymous

    I wanna buy his book Hillbilly Heart!

  • Anonymous

    Stfu!!!! Apparently you never saw the E Special about Miley and how she got the part for HM. So no, she didn’t get the part because of Billy Ray, asshole.

    truth be told, yes she did. She got sent the script in the first place because of him, however, she did have to audition and work to get the role.

  • Anonymous

    Just ordered Billy’s new book on amazon.com. Can’t wait to get it and read all the Miley parts!

  • Haylor4lyfe

    I feel wrong reading this tbh. What a mess of a father.

  • Haylor4lyfe

    “It was a bloodbath of emotion” a bit dramatic, it was a bong

  • Haylor4lyfe

    Way to throw your daughter under the bus.

  • Anonymous

    he probably got asked about nick… it’s not like he randomly mentioned. at least, i suppose so.

  • Anonymous

    oops i thought it was an interview so it was a book my bad…

  • Anonymous

    Slim, you obviously do not know what it means to be a parent. Judging by what I see, Tish is a pathetic joke of a mother. She acts more like ‘the best friend’ than what she is supposed to be…the PARENT.

  • SlimShady

    Babe is your eye sight failing or…
    Thats exactly what I said.

  • Anonymous

    Well, his daughter IS a hot mess.

    All y’all Miley fans need to pull your head our of her ass.

  • Anonymous

    Apr 17, 2013 @ 01:24 pm
    Anonymous said:
    Well, his daughter IS a hot mess.

    All y’all Miley fans need to pull your head our of her ass.
    ——
    Why? We like there!

  • Anonymous

    I am so blessed my father is who he is, a dad who is alwats by my side, protecting me and guiding me, unlike this complete jerk. I just cant. Poor Miley, her mother acts like her sister and her father sells her out for his own gain. Yes Billy, when your daughter does something wrong the logical thing to do is talk about it to your twitter fans. Blame Miley for the sheet photoshoot too. Fact is you were so self centered you couldnt see its always important to be at your young childs side during photoshoots. Yes, its perfectly fine to say her career brought Satan into your family. Its okay. Really. No wonder her childhood was so fucked up.
    ——–

    I agree. I think my father would never had Billy’s attitudes. When Billy wrote on twitter “Sorry guys, ohh, this shit is beyond my control now, I’ve just found out now”, he was just thinking about himself and about defending himself. He shouldn’t have taken to twitter, and if he wanted to talk about it to the media, he should have defended Miley at least a little and also admitted that it was also his fault.

  • Anonymous

    Billy is pathetic

  • Anonymous

    WOW that’s all I can say right now

  • Anonymous

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement of her current relationship.

  • Anonymous

    The Nick part was cute and so was the Liam part. <3

    I can tell Tish really likes Liam.

  • Anonymous

    I believe she did for the movie, but not when it came to ‘real life’.

  • SlimShady

    I am so blessed my father is who he is, a dad who is alwats by my side, protecting me and guiding me, unlike this complete jerk. I just cant. Poor Miley, her mother acts like her sister and her father sells her out for his own gain. Yes Billy, when your daughter does something wrong the logical thing to do is talk about it to your twitter fans. Blame Miley for the sheet photoshoot too. Fact is you were so self centered you couldnt see its always important to be at your young childs side during photoshoots. Yes, its perfectly fine to say her career brought Satan into your family. Its okay. Really. No wonder her childhood was so fucked up.

  • Anonymous

    I COMPLETELY AGREE with SLIMSHADY. …. Her parents are one of the reasons she was growing up tooo fast. Its obvious they LOVE their daughter. But its difficult in this industry. Miley had her parents there but at the same time didnt. Miley could have been in more control but there is no need for regrets. You learn from all of this. And still miley is just 20, not completely mature, but she is trying. And that is what counts.

  • Anonymous

    billy is team niley!

  • Anonymous

    I like Billy Ray. He is a touring performer so it is a hard life for a family. He was famous long before Miley was and she would not have gotten the part if it weren’t for him. If you look at the early Hannah Montana’s she was not very good at all. Billy Ray has more than one child. He shows up at horse shows for Noah, goes to church with Brandy and he was at the emergency room with his son Braison when he almost bled to death. That’s a real father.

  • Anonymous

    What was the point of bringing up nick? that was so not necessary

  • Anonymous

    MIAM BETTER THAN NILEY!

  • Anonymous

    I can just see Miley bursting through that kitchen door. LOL!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why people are making a big deal about Billy bringing up Nick since Miley is with Liam. Didn’t she talk about him while she was with Justin & didn’t she dedicate a song to him while with Liam? I thought so. People are only trying to find ways to hate on Billy. He’s writing a book so of course he’s going to write about things that are significant or that stick out in his mind the most. Miley wrote about Nick in her Miles To Go book too. It’s not a big deal. Also, I think when some people (some not all) say Miley got HM because of Billy means that if it wasn’t for the fact that Billy was already famous than Miley wouldn’t be either.

  • Anonymous

    They “live” together; most of the time billy is in the farm. He already said that, Miley already said that.

  • Anonymous

    Apr 17, 2013 @ 05:42 pm
    Anonymous said:
    They “live” together; most of the time billy is in the farm. He already said that, Miley already said that.

    ====

    Billy lives with his wife Tish and Noah and Braison, around the corner on Ledge from the big Woodbridge house they used to have. Miley bought it from them, after moving from her Studio City house. The house on Ledge is smaller, and they bought it from Miley. She never lived there, only bought it as an investment. She now keeps her Studio City house as an investment. Sometimes Billy Ray goes to their family farm in Tennessee, when he is working in that part of the country, also to oversee care of his mother RuthAnn who was ill as we all know, last year. End of story. What’s so hard about knowing this? It’s been told over and over again by all of them!

  • Anonymous

    Agree with the above post, it’s Tish who works as her co-manager, therefore she is the one always involved in her business decisions, photo shoots, and so on. She gives her endorsement. Billy Ray does not, as he is not involved in her career, only Tish is. Tish gets the co-manager percentage, not Billy Ray. So, when he says things are of his control, that is why. Tish rules in that relationship as he seems so passive and nice.

  • Anonymous

    His book will sell like hot cakes because all the fans want to know about Miley. No one really cares about his life tbh.

  • Anonymous

    By reading these comments y’all really need to stfu!!!! Stop disecting the Cyrus family. Tish is that, Tish is this, Billy Ray is this, Billy Ray is that, Miley is this, Miley is that –shutup already. Stop trying to figure their life out and go figure out your own. Pathetic saps!!!