Miley Cyrus Snubs Father Billy Ray Cyrus in Grammys Acceptance Speech
CBS Grammys: Miley Cyrus Leaves Out Billy Ray Cyrus
It was a big night for Miley Cyrus as she scooped up two Grammys on Sunday, but her big wins were overshadowed by the fact that she excluded her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, from her acceptance speeches.
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Miley Cyrus‘ big night at the Grammys was marred by the fact that she totally excluded her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, from her acceptance speeches. The former Disney star went through a laundry list of people she wanted to thank, including her team, her boyfriend Maxx Morando, her mother Tish Cyrus, and her sister Brandi Cyrus, but Billy Ray didn’t get a mention.
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The snub was even more pronounced as Miley made a concerted effort to ensure she didn’t overlook anyone, turning to her team behind her and asking, “Anyone else? Your wife, your fiancee, all the People that we love. Thank you all so much.”
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The omission of Billy Ray may be a wholly innocent slip of the mind or may allude to an extension of reports from 2022 that Miley‘s relationship with Billy was strained following his divorce from Tish, who attended the Grammys with her daughter.
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Remember, Miley once shared a special bond with Billy who played a pivotal role in launching her career through “Hannah Montana” — they shared the screen on all 4 seasons of the TV show, and the subsequent film.
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If there is Family tension, Miley didn’t show it though — she was glowing during the rest of her acceptance speech, saying: “This award is amazing, but I really hope it doesn’t change anything because my life was beautiful yesterday.” Miley added, “Not everyone will get a Grammy, but everyone in this world is spectacular, so please don’t think this is important, even though it’s very important.”
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During the ceremony, she also had a pretty incredible live performance of “Flowers” — and, apparently, does not need her pops to buy her any.
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The father-daughter duo became just the third pair in history to achieve the honor — Billy Ray has two ROTY nods so far, for 1992’s “Achy Breaky Heart” and 2018’s “Old Town Road” — and they’re in good company.
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While she didn’t thank her dad on Sunday night, she did get emotional speaking about their special bond in the ABC special, Miley Cyrus: Endless Summer Vacation, which aired in August 2023.
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Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, Miley‘s mother, were married 28 years before divorcing in April 2022. Billy Ray is now engaged to Firerose, while Tish married actor Dominic Purcell.