Firerose and Billy Ray Cyrus pose together backstage at the Grand Ole Opry

Firerose Claims Billy Ray Cyrus Abused And Isolated Her During Marriage: 'I Was Afraid To Talk'

Home / News / Firerose Claims Billy Ray Cyrus Abused And Isolated Her During Marriage: 'I Was Afraid To Talk'

By Favour Adegoke on June 30, 2024 at 11:30 AM EDT
Updated on July 3, 2024 at 9:58 AM EDT

Firerose recently opened up about her estranged husband, Billy Ray Cyrus' alleged abusive behavior and systematic isolation during their seven-month marriage.

During an interview, she described feeling trapped and being verbally abused, with friends and family banned from visiting her.

Despite their engagement in August 2022 and wedding in October 2023, Firerose claimed the relationship was tumultuous.

Billy Ray Cyrus also alleged he was abused by Firerose and has denied her accusations, calling them "mind-boggling."

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Firerose Opens Up About Abusive Marriage With Billy Ray Cyrus

Firerose and Billy Ray Cyrus pose together outside The Franklin Theatre
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In an interview with Page Six, Firerose recounted how the "Achy Breaky Heart" singer allegedly kicked her out of their Tennessee home just seven months into their marriage and on the very day she was scheduled for a double mastectomy.

The 36-year-old described how Billy Ray yelled at her frequently, making her feel trapped in their secluded farm near Nashville.

"Billy had very strict rules," Firerose shared. "I didn't have a car. I was only allowed to go to the local chiropractor and allowed once a month to get my nails done … it was systematic isolation, and I couldn't find the courage to leave."

She also alleged that friends and family were prohibited from visiting, adding, "If I had to send a text, I had to read it out to him for permission. It was the same for email."

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Firerose then claimed that Billy Ray would often give her the silent treatment for hours, sometimes even days.

"I withdrew... I was afraid to talk," she shared and added that the stress became overwhelming, leading to her fainting two days before their wedding last October, which resulted in a hospital visit.

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Billy Ray Cyrus And Firerose's Relationship

Billy Ray Cyrus and fiance Firerose
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Firerose first met Billy Ray in 2010 at a Hollywood studio while he was still married to Tish Cyrus, his second wife. At the time, the country music star was starring alongside his daughter, Miley Cyrus, on Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana."

According to Page Six, after their first meeting, they formed a friendship, with the "Old Town Road" hitmaker calling them "soulmates" and promising a timeless love story, though they seldom kept in touch.

A decade later, Billy Ray reached out to Firerose for a duet on Tanya Tucker's "Delta Dawn," telling her he hadn't stopped thinking about her over the years.

She revealed he often told her he was "getting divorced," explaining it was complicated due to his children and long marriage.

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As they began dating, Billy Ray reportedly instructed the Australian singer not to discuss their relationship publicly when they released their duet "A New Day" in 2021.

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Firerose Details Alleged Abuse and Manipulation By Billy Ray Cyrus Before Marriage

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During the interview, Firerose shared that when Tish filed for divorce in April 2022, she was caught off guard, having believed Billy Ray had already divorced long before.

"I would never have entered into a relationship with a married man, but he was such a great manipulator," she stated.

However, in the same year, she relocated from Los Angeles to Tennessee to live with him, and Billy Ray reportedly quickly isolated her from everyone in her life except her AA sponsor, whom she insisted on maintaining contact with.

The "New Day" singer also accused Billy Ray of becoming verbally abusive. "He would rage at me, shout at me at the top of his lungs. He would terrify me, yelling, 'You stupid dumb f-cking b-tch, crazy wh-re,'" She recounted. "It was illogical and insane and terrifying."

"There is no relationship that Billy has that is not affected by his narcissism," said Firerose. She described Billy Ray as having a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality: "He kept saying 'dumb f-cking b-tch,' then 'You're the love of my life, I can't wait to marry you.'"

Despite the tumultuous relationship, they got engaged in August 2022 and were married at the farm in October 2023.

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Billy Ray Cyrus And Firerose Accuse Each Other Of Abuse Amid Contentious Divorce

Billy Ray Cyrus and fiancée Firerose
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Billy Ray, for his part, has alleged that he was "physically, verbally, and emotionally abused" by Firerose. Scott Adkins, Billy Ray's manager, supported these claims in an affidavit, stating he had witnessed the abuse.

The "Trail of Tears" singer also denied his estranged wife's accusations of abuse, calling them "mind-boggling" and asserting that she isolated him from his family.

Firerose described the legal battle as "excruciatingly painful," accusing Billy Ray of launching a smear campaign against her.

"This is a smear campaign by the person I was deeply in love with for four years and in a relationship with and who has decided to wage full-blown war against me," she said.

Firerose's Friend Backs Up Her Claims Of Abuse

Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose
Instagram | Firerose

One of Firerose's friends backed up her abuse claims. The friend, who works in the mental health field, told Page Six that Firerose found it easy to confide in them because they were a victim of abuse.

"I'm one of the only friends who was aware of the verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse Firerose has endured by Billy, as she was completely isolated and afraid of sharing what she was going through with others." the friend noted.

They continued, "As a victim of abuse myself, she felt comfortable confiding in me of her experiences and I could tell she was becoming worn down."

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