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Miley Cyrus' parents to divorce three years after reconciliation

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Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus in 2011.

Billy Ray Cyrus' heart might be achy breaky again. The country star's wife, Tish, mother of singer Miley, filed for divorce Thursday after 19 years of marriage.

"This is a personal matter and we are doing what is in the best interest of our family," the couple said in a statement. "We ask that you respect our privacy at this time."

After the news was announced, Tish Cyrus retweeted a tweet from Christian singer Tammy Trent that read, "God never promises the absence of storms. He just promises to walk with us through them!"

Back in 2010, it was Billy Ray who filed for divorce, but the couple later reconciled. "I want to put my family back together," he said at the time on "The View."

Rumors at the time forced rocker Bret Michaels to appear on "Fox & Friends" to deny a romantic relationship with Tish Cyrus.

Tish and Billy Ray wed in 1993, the year after Miley was born. They have two other children together and both have adult children from previous relationships.