Billy Ray Cyrus apparently met his new partner on the set of 'Hannah Montana'

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By Carina Murphy

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Last month, rumors swirled that Billy Ray Cyrus had popped the question to his new girlfriend.

The country music star only split from his wife of 28 years, Tish Cyrus, earlier this year.

However, the 'Achy Breaky Heart' singer, 61, wasted no time in moving on and has since been seen getting cozy with Australian artist Firerose.

The pair are so open about their romance that - when Firerose was spotted wearing a diamond ring - many speculated that they had gotten engaged.

Meanwhile, other fans were more excited to realize that Firerose and Cyrus first met on the set of the hit Disney show Hannah Montana. Cyrus starred in the series alongside his then-teenage daughter Miley, playing the on-screen father/manager of a high school girl who was also secretly a famous pop star.

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Billy Rae Cyrus and Miley Cyrus. Credit: Album / Alamy

Although fans originally thought the pair met while working on the single 'New Day' together last year, it turns out they actually met many years ago when Firerose was still in her teens.

Now in her mid-twenties, the singer explained how she and Cyrus had known each other for over 10 years after the pair performed their song on Live with Kelly and Ryan.

"We actually met 10 years ago on the set of Hannah Montana... And Billy Ray’s been a phenomenal supporter of my music ever since," she told the hosts.

"He's just really believed in me and continued to tell me to pursue my dreams no matter what and not give up," the singer added.

While Cyrus may have met his new beau on the set of his daughter's TV show, that hasn't made Miley any more inclined to approve of her dad's new relationship.

The father-daughter duo has reportedly fallen out in the wake of Cyrus's divorce, with The US Sun alleging that they unfollowed each other on Instagram following "a series of rows".

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Miley, Billy Ray, and Tish Cyrus. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy

Despite alleged tensions with his kids, a source told the outlet that Billy is happier than ever with his new partner.

"Billy is ­happier than he has been in a long time with ­Firerose," they said, adding: "There had been problems in his marriage for a while. He and Tish have been on and off for the best part of a decade, but things had been over for some time before the announcement in April."

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Billy Ray Cyrus apparently met his new partner on the set of 'Hannah Montana'

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

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Last month, rumors swirled that Billy Ray Cyrus had popped the question to his new girlfriend.

The country music star only split from his wife of 28 years, Tish Cyrus, earlier this year.

However, the 'Achy Breaky Heart' singer, 61, wasted no time in moving on and has since been seen getting cozy with Australian artist Firerose.

The pair are so open about their romance that - when Firerose was spotted wearing a diamond ring - many speculated that they had gotten engaged.

Meanwhile, other fans were more excited to realize that Firerose and Cyrus first met on the set of the hit Disney show Hannah Montana. Cyrus starred in the series alongside his then-teenage daughter Miley, playing the on-screen father/manager of a high school girl who was also secretly a famous pop star.

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Billy Rae Cyrus and Miley Cyrus. Credit: Album / Alamy

Although fans originally thought the pair met while working on the single 'New Day' together last year, it turns out they actually met many years ago when Firerose was still in her teens.

Now in her mid-twenties, the singer explained how she and Cyrus had known each other for over 10 years after the pair performed their song on Live with Kelly and Ryan.

"We actually met 10 years ago on the set of Hannah Montana... And Billy Ray’s been a phenomenal supporter of my music ever since," she told the hosts.

"He's just really believed in me and continued to tell me to pursue my dreams no matter what and not give up," the singer added.

While Cyrus may have met his new beau on the set of his daughter's TV show, that hasn't made Miley any more inclined to approve of her dad's new relationship.

The father-daughter duo has reportedly fallen out in the wake of Cyrus's divorce, with The US Sun alleging that they unfollowed each other on Instagram following "a series of rows".

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Miley, Billy Ray, and Tish Cyrus. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy

Despite alleged tensions with his kids, a source told the outlet that Billy is happier than ever with his new partner.

"Billy is ­happier than he has been in a long time with ­Firerose," they said, adding: "There had been problems in his marriage for a while. He and Tish have been on and off for the best part of a decade, but things had been over for some time before the announcement in April."

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS / Alamy