It seemed rather abrupt when Miley Cyrus‘ parents, Billy Ray and Tish, announced that they were getting divorced last week after 17 years together. But now the tabloids are offering up a possible answer. Us Weekly is claiming that Tish had an affair with … yeah, I’m building the suspense … Bret Michaels.
As their story goes, Bret recorded a duet, “Nothing to Lose,” with Miley last February, and during the process, got to know her whole family. (Miley and Bret also did a duet version of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”) He supposedly asked for Tish’s help in bringing his book to the big screen. Soon after, they allegedly began hooking up. “Billy Ray was completely unaware of what was going on,” a source said. When he found out, he wanted a divorce.
Bret and Tish’s camps both say this is patently untrue. “There has never been an affair or a fling,” says Bret’s rep. But it would make an awful lot of sense. [Us Weekly]