Miley Cyrus Disses Dad Billy Ray As She Wins 1st Grammy After He Marries Much Younger Woman
By leaving her dad out of her acceptance speech, Miley seemed to subtly make it clear where she stands on his new relationship.
- Miley Cyrus secured her inaugural Grammy Award for Record of the Year but omitted any mention of her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, in her acceptance speech.
- Speculation arises among fans that Miley’s apparent preference for her mother’s relationship over her father’s marriage might have led to the omission.
- Despite the ensuing controversy, Miley has refrained from addressing the allegations regarding her speech.
Last night at the Grammys, Miley Cyrus achieved a significant milestone by receiving her inaugural award for Record of the Year. Although her heartfelt acceptance speech included mentions of numerous loved ones, she notably omitted one important person – her father, Billy Ray Cyrus.
During the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 4th, eight artists were nominated for Record of the Year. However, only Miley Cyrus emerged as the winner, a moment that was notable for what appeared to be a familial omission during her acceptance speech.
In her acceptance speech for her track “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus expressed gratitude to her mother, Tish Cyrus, her sister Brandi Cyrus, and her partner Maxx Morando. However, she notably omitted any mention of her father and fellow musician, Billy Ray. Miley also expressed appreciation for the award while expressing a hope that it wouldn’t significantly alter her perspective on life. She stated, “Thank you all so much. This award is amazing. But I really hope that it does not change anything. Because my life was beautiful yesterday.”
She also extended gratitude to the song’s co-writers and producers, Thomas “Kid Harpoon” Hull, Michael Pollack, Brian Rajaratnam, and Mark “Spike” Stent.
“Not everyone in the world will receive a Grammy, but everyone in this world is extraordinary,” Miley continued. “So, please don’t perceive this as crucial — even though it holds significance, right, guys? We’re very thrilled. I want to thank everyone who is standing on the stage.”
The former Disney star’s speech ended with a light-hearted comment about possibly forgetting her underwear, injecting a moment of humor into the evening’s events.
“I don’t think I forgot anyone, but I might have forgotten underwear. Bye,” the Hannah Montana alum concluded.
Billy Ray Cyrus Married A Wolman 28 Years Younger Than Him
Following the apparent snub, certain fans turned to social media to speculate on its implications. Some noted Miley’s recent public support for her mother’s relationship with Dominic Purcell over her father’s marriage to Firerose, who is notably younger than Billy Ray. This sparked scrutiny of the dynamics within the Cyrus family, especially as Miley, along with siblings Brandi and Trace, attended Tish and Purcell’s wedding last fall, while younger siblings Noah Cyrus and Braison Cyrus were absent.
In contrast, it appeared that the Cyrus siblings did not attend Billy Ray’s wedding to the Australian singer, which occurred shortly after his ex-wife remarried to the Prison Break star. Both ceremonies took place at Miley’s California home. Billy Ray, who is 28 years older than Firerose, prompted speculation among some fans that the significant age difference could be a source of tension for his children. Reportedly, the country singer met Firerose on the set of Hannah Montana, where he starred alongside Miley at the outset of her career.
Despite the controversy, Miley has chosen not to address allegations regarding whether her omission of Billy Ray from the acceptance speech was intentional or not.