Billy Ray Cyrus OFFICIALLY confirms engagement to Firerose

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Following his breakup with Tish Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus is starting a new chapter with fiancée Firerose.

After months of speculation about the couple's relationship status, the Old Town Road artist, 61, and the Australian singer, 34, are officially engaged, Billy Ray's rep Scott Adkins officially confirmed to celebrity gossip site E! News.

In fact, Billy Ray is reportedly in a "good" place after a "bad" period of time, which included his divorce from Tish in April and his mother Ruth Ann Casto's death just a few months later.

Reflecting on his breakup from Tish—who cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split in her divorce filing and noted they haven't lived together since February 2020—Billy Ray said moving on "took a lot of prayer."

However, while one relationship was ending, another was blossoming with Firerose, who Billy Ray first met on the set of Hannah Montana 12 years ago. The pair became friends and stayed in touch over the years—and their bond became even stronger during the pandemic when they started writing songs together.