This Sunday, Billy Ray Cyrus got a birthday present that most fathers probably would not have appreciated—his daughter performing provocatively on national TV. But this 52-year-old has made it clear that nothing can divert his love for his daughter Miley.
“Of course I’ll always be here for Miley,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “Can’t wait [to] see her when she gets home.”
While Billy Ray may be offering his unconditional support now, the on-and-off-screen father/daughter duo has had a rocky relationship in recent years—Miley even publically accused her father of having an affair.
Still, the proud father had nothing but love to offer to his daughter on the heels of her much-talked-about performance.
“She’s still my little girl and I’m still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out,” he said.
While it’s hard to imagine Miley as a little girl after Sunday’s nights performance, at least she has the support of her family despite Sunday night’s hip-grinding, foam-fingered performance.
"I love her unconditionally and that will never change,” he told ET’s Nancy O’Dell.