"As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family," Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus said in a joint statement to the celebrity magazine. "We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers."
The couple have five children including Miley, who became a teen sensation on her "Hannah Montana" Disney Channel television series and has built on that success with a singing career. Billy Ray Cyrus has long enjoyed popularity in country music, and also appears on the "Hannah Montana" TV show.
(Editing by Jill Serjeant)
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