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Miley Cyrus' parents call off divorce proceedings ... again

July 23, 2013 at 8:12 AM ET

Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus in 2010.
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Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus in 2010.

Billy Ray Cyrus' achy, breaky heart is tougher than it looks: For the second time, he and his wife Tish — who have been married for 19 years (and a couple for 22) — have reconciled after initially announcing a divorce.

In a statement provided to Us Weekly, Billy Ray said, "We both woke up and realized we love each other and decided we want to stay together." He said they had gone through couples therapy for the first time and "it's brought us closer together and really opened up our communication in amazing ways. Tish also said marriage can be really hard especially after 22 years of being in entertainment. We've had rough times but we both realized we didn't want to be another statistic and wanted to make it work."

Billy Ray, 51, filed for divorce in 2010 but withdrew the petition; Tish, 53, filed for divorce in June, citing irreconcilable differences. But that seems to be off now.

The two wed in December 1993 and have three children together, including 20-year-old Miley Cyrus.

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