Fans have wondered if Billy Ray Cyrus and his new girlfriend Firerose are planning a wedding since the latter posted a series of photos in September. Some keen observers noticed she was wearing a large rock on her ring finger.
If the inconspicuous photos sparked engagement rumors, new photos uploaded by the 61-year-old singer appeared to confirm it to all.
The two posed for the camera, cuddled against each other in Cyrus’ new Instagram post. It was accompanied by an orange heart and the caption “Happy Autumn.”
Fans were more interested in the massive, gleaming diamond the singer-songwriter was wearing on her ring finger than in the beautiful trees that were turning orange.
According to reports, Cyrus began his relationship with Firerose after his divorce from Tish Cyrus. Although the two have only recently begun divorce proceedings, they have not lived together in over two years and have been on-again and off-again for over a decade.
“Billy is happier than he has been in a long time with Firerose,” a source close to the two confirmed Cyrus’ relationship with the much younger singer, whose age is still unknown.
There isn’t much information available about Firerose, but according to reports, she is an Australian singer-songwriter who became close to the country singer after working together.
A source told People Magazine:
“They’ve been dating for a little while. They grew close while working on music together. It is what it is. He and Tish were over before he started dating her.”
They started appearing on each other’s social media accounts in 2021. The following year, when Firerose posted about Cyrus’ birthday, they became Instagram-official.
However, some fans are surprised to learn that the singer is already engaged in divorce proceedings with his soon-to-be ex-wife after only five months.
Despite some fans’ reservations about the new couple, most comments on Cyrus’ Instagram post were positive.
A fan commented:
“Yay! Billy finally has a smiling photo! Love it.”
A fan wrote:
“Nice engagement ring. Congrats.”
“Happy Autumn to you & Firerose, Billy Ray! I love the picture! You & FIREROSE look so amazing together! Love you both! [sic]”
Another user commented:
“That’s a fine pic of the both of you and all my best wishes.”
Despite receiving congratulatory messages and comments, certain people close to Cyrus remained silent about the relationship.
According to reports, Cyrus’ daughter Miley was never happy with his and Tish’s divorce.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer and Cyrus reached a breaking point when they unfollowed each other on Instagram.
According to a source, the two’s series of quarrels and tension was too much for them. However, they noted that Cyrus’ other children were more forthcoming, with Noah even collaborating with Cyrus on a song from her recently released album.