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Billy Ray Cyrus' 6 Kids: All About His Sons and Daughters

by Tasha Mayberry


After marrying Tish Cyrus in 1993, the country singer adopted Tish’s two children, Brandi, 37, and Trace, 35. The couple then welcomed three more kids during their nearly 30-year marriage: Miley, 31, Braison, 30, and Noah, 24. Billy Ray also shares son Christopher Cody, 32, with Kristen Luckey, whom he dated before meeting Tish. Out of his six children, the majority have pursued musical careers—daughters Miley and Noah have been nominated for Grammys.
In April 2022, Billy Ray and Tish announced their divorce in a joint statement to PEOPLE. At the time, they emphasized the importance of family. “It is after 30 years, five amazing children, and a lifetime of memories, we have decided to go our separate ways—not with sadness, but with love in our hearts,” they said. “We have grown up together, raised a family we can be so proud of, and it is now time to create our own paths.”

Brandi Cyrus, 37

On May 26, 1987, Tish welcomed daughter Brandi Cyrus with then-husband Baxter Neal Helson. Six years later, Brandi was adopted by Billy Ray following his marriage to Tish.

Brandi began riding horses at a young age and credits Billy Ray with helping her become an equestrian. In January 2021, she told World Equestrian Center, “I have been riding horses since I was 6 years old. I was very fortunate that, when my dad got his record deal in the early 90s, he took his money and bought a ton of land in Tennessee, so I grew up on a horse farm. My dad put me on a horse and just said, ‘Have at it.’ It was a hold on and figure it out kind of thing and I spent almost every day riding on the property with him.”

In addition to being an equestrian, Brandi is a successful DJ, co-hosts two podcasts—Your Favorite Things and Sorry We’re Stoned—and runs a style blog called Style Native.

Trace Cyrus, 35

Trace Cyrus was born on February 24, 1989, to Tish and Helson. Like his older sister, he was adopted by Billy Ray in 1993.

Trace is best known as the lead guitarist for Metro Station, the band famous for their 2007 hit “Shake It.” He was briefly engaged to actress Brenda Song, but they split up in 2012. In 2018, Trace announced his engagement to Taylor Lauren Sanders; however, they broke up two years later. He shared on Instagram, “Some of u might already know but I’m recently single & extremely thankful to have my family around me during this time.”

Trace continues to make music and even joined his younger sister Noah on stage during one of her performances in October 2022. In August 2023, he suggested that being a Cyrus may have hindered his career. “I love my family so much, but I think I’d be much more successful if I wasn’t part of a famous family,” he wrote in a Q&A on Instagram Stories. “People immediately want to judge me and discredit all my hard work because of who I’m related to.”

“I got a record deal without anyone from my label even knowing who I was related to ’til after they signed me,” he added, referencing Metro Station.

Christopher Cody Cyrus, 32

Christopher Cody Cyrus is the son of popular American country singer and songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus and father to pop icon Miley Cyrus.Born on April 8, 1992, Christopher was the result of a brief relationship between Billy Ray and Kristen Luckey, who worked as a waitress in a South Carolina restaurant at the time.

Raised in South Carolina, Christopher attended Myrtle Beach Intermediate School and Forrest Brook Middle High School. He later pursued higher education at the University of Texas, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree in 2017. He now works as a litigation associate.Despite being a member of the well-known Cyrus family, Christopher Cody prefers to live a quiet life away from the media spotlight. According to The Mirror, he maintains a distant relationship with his family but holds a positive attitude and speaks kindly about his sister, Miley Cyrus. He is currently married to his high school sweetheart.

Miley Ray Cyrus, 31

Billy Ray and Tish’s daughter Miley Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee. She rose to fame playing Hannah Montana and Miley Stewart in the hit Disney Channel show Hannah Montana alongside her father, which aired from 2006 to 2011.

Sixteen years after the show’s premiere, Miley tweeted in 2020, “My life changed forever when HM premiered.” She also thanked her fans, writing, “Because of your loyalty and support I’ve had the honor to travel the world for over a decade and perform for fans that bring so much greatness into my life.”

In addition to starring in Hannah Montana, Miley has held roles in several other projects like Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), The Last Song (2010), and LOL (2012). She also appeared as a judge on seasons 11 and 13 of The Voice.

As for her musical talents, Miley has been nominated for two Grammys: best pop vocal album in 2015 and album of the year in 2022. Her hit songs include “Party in the U.S.A,” “The Climb,” “Wrecking Ball,” and “Slide Away.”

In September 2020, Miley reflected on her complicated relationship with her father, calling him the “best” and “worst” dad. She explained, ​​”That’s the kind of dad my dad is. He sets you up for failure and disappointment, but I like that about him because he made me tough.”

However, a few months later, Miley had only good things to say about Billy Ray. “My favorite thing to do when I go home is we go and we throw the ball around outside on my dad’s farm, and some of my greatest memories are playing football with my dad,” she said during an episode of Good Morning Football in December 2020.

“He’s an artist now and I’m an artist—we think of ourselves as athletes [with] constant dedication and training,” Miley continued. “And I think that athleticism ingrained a sense of dedication in me that I [am] thankful for.”

Miley had an on-again, off-again relationship with her The Last Song co-star, Liam Hemsworth, for a decade. The pair eventually wed in December 2018, but split the next year and finalized their divorce in 2020.

Braison Cyrus, 30

Braison Cyrus was born on May 9, 1994. Following in his family’s musical footsteps, he released his debut album, Javelina, in 2021.He married his wife, Stella McBride, in November 2019, and they welcomed their first child, Bear Chance, in June 2021.

Braison announced his son’s birth on Instagram, writing, “Bear Chance Cyrus was born June 8th, 2021 at 10:05 PM. He is 9 lbs and 22 inches of pure joy. God poured every bit of his mercy, tenderness, beauty, and strength into Bear and @stellamcyrus during her herculean feat of birthing him.”The singer continued, “I’m so blessed that he and his mom are healthy and couldn’t be more amazed by her strength and bravery. I am beyond grateful to the staff at the hospital and to our friends and family offering us encouragement and support. God is so good. Hallelujah.”

Noah Cyrus, 24

Billy Ray’s youngest child, daughter Noah Cyrus, was born in Nashville on January 8, 2000. As a kid, Noah appeared in several episodes of Hannah Montana with her older sister Miley and her father. “If she wants to be an actress, I think she’s got the chops to do it. She’s [pretty] much a little natural,” Billy Ray told PEOPLE in 2007.

Now 24 years old, Noah has pursued a career in music and even scored a Grammy nomination for best new artist in 2021. She has been open about entering the industry without the help of her famous family. She reflected during a 2022 interview, “I definitely would like to say that I did create my own way into the music business. I think I did it very independently in a way, like where I don’t think people actually expected that, but that was something that was very important to me was to do it independently.”

Noah collaborated with her father on the 2022 song “Noah (Stand Still).” After the song’s release, they opened up about the project on social media. “So proud of @noahcyrus. You wrote a great song and delivered a killer performance,” Billy Ray wrote on Instagram. “Honored to join you on this poignant track. Drops at midnight EST. Check it out.”

Noah replied to his post, “The honor is mine daddy!!! So grateful to share this track I wrote about you, pappy and papaw Cyrus .. you’re my hero and inspiration .. I love u ❤️.”

In March 2021, the duo did an interview for Spotify’s For the Record podcast. “You were a horse rider, you rode horses and that was your thing. And then all of a sudden you started making music,” Billy Ray explained on the podcast. “And I go, ‘She’s serious about it!’ And you started dedicating yourself to writing the best songs you could write and being the best musician you could be.”

“And I’m sitting there going, ‘That’s my Noie! That’s my Noie! Look at her! The dream is happening,'” he continued.

On January 9, 2022, Noah marked her 23rd birthday by posting a carousel of photos on Instagram. The photos featured Noah and friends during a trip to Joshua Tree, California, including edgy photos of the singer lifting up her shirt and posing on boulders.

Noah announced her engagement to fashion designer Pinkus in June 2023.

“The greatest moment of my entire life was saying ‘yes’ to spending the rest of ours together,” she wrote on Instagram. “I never thought I would ever meet a man like you or someone so selfless and filled with so much love to give. You’re the least judgmental human being I’ve ever met. The most talented, the most loyal, the kindest person. I’ve never felt more loved or in love.”

Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose got engaged in August 2022 and tied the knot in October 2023.

After teaming up for a musical collaboration in 2021, Firerose seemingly confirmed their romance in August 2022 with a birthday tribute to Billy Ray.The couple sparked engagement rumors when Firerose posted a photo wearing a diamond ring on September 13, 2022. It was later revealed that Billy Ray had proposed the month before. “Billy looked at me and said, ‘Do you, do you wanna marry me?’ And I was just like, ‘Of course I do. I love you,'” said Firerose, who later designed her own ring. “He said, ‘I love you. I wanna make this official. I wanna be with you forever.'”

In October 2023, the couple tied the knot, announcing the news on Instagram. “10/10/23 will always be the beautiful, joyous day that our two souls united as one in holy matrimony,” they wrote. “It was the most perfect, ethereal celebration of love we could have ever imagined.”Billy Ray celebrated Firerose’s birthday in February 2024 with a sweet Instagram post. Calling her the “beautiful love of my life,” he shared a video of them posing for a photo together in front of a barn.

Before Firerose, Billy Ray was married to Tish Cyrus for 28 years, and the couple share five children: daughters Miley, Noah, and Brandi, and sons Trace and Braison. Billy Ray also shares son Christopher Cody with Kristen Luckey, whom he dated before meeting Tish.From her background as a singer to her biggest musical inspirations, here’s everything to know about Billy Ray’s wife.