It’s official – Billy Ray Cyrus is engaged to Firerose.
Cyrus, 61, and Firerose, 34, confirmed the news to People, revealing that they were engaged in August.
“She’s the real deal,” Cyrus exclaimed while confirming their engagement to the outlet.
The low-key proposal took place in August of 2022 after Firerose moved into Cyrus’ house on his Franklin, Tenn. farm. According to the couple, the proposal was different from any other as there was no ring or bending of the knee involved.
Cyrus simply popped the question to the 34-year-old in his home and she quickly said “yes.”
“Billy looked at me and said, ‘Do you, do you wanna marry me?’ And I was just like, ‘Of course I do. I love you,’ ” Firerose explained to the outlet. “He said, ‘I love you. I wanna make this official. I wanna be with you forever.’ “
Firerose later picked out and designed her own custom diamond ring.
“I’ve spent my life worried about things that are beyond my control. But at this spot in my life, knowing that all you really have is the happiness that you feel inside your mind and your heart…” Cyrus stopped and began to cry. “Finding Firerose and getting engaged and then losing my mom [a few weeks later]—see? The teeter-totter will not stay in the middle, but having somebody to ride it out with now—that’s giving me a little more balance.”
While confirming their engagement to People, Cyrus also revealed that the pair met on the set of his daughter Miley Cyrus‘ Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana, many years ago.
“I loved doing that show,” Cyrus recalled before explaining, “There’s a couple old pine trees on the lot that look like Tennessee. [My dog] Tex and I would go out there in the middle of the day and he’d take care of his business and we’d stretch and I’d think how much I missed Tennessee. On that given day, Firerose came out of the front door. There was almost a moment of, I don’t know, recognition. I was like, ‘This girl’s a star.’”
Since meeting, the pair formed a friendship and kept in touch with each other.
“Our friendship was so solid over the years,” Cyrus added. “She plays all of her own instruments and writes her own songs. We began sharing music, and it just evolved.”
The last year was a difficult one for Cyrus as he lost his mother, Ruth, and was also going through divorce from his now ex-wife Tish Cyrus, who is the mother to four of his children, daughters Miley, 29, Brandi, 35, and Noah, 22, as well as sons Trace, 33, and Braison, 28. During this difficult time, Firerose shared that he looked to her for emotional support and they became even closer.
“Billy confided in me a lot of what was going on in his life. I was just the best friend I could possibly be, supporting him,” Firerose said.
The news comes on the heels of the release of the couple’s new duet, “Time.” The newly engaged artists brought the song to life through a new music video. The clip features home videos of the couple sharing tender moments together at home and around Cyrus’ farm.
The new single will appear in the upcoming film, Christmas In Paradise.
Additionally, Cyrus will co-star in the movie alongside Kelsey Grammer and Elizabeth Hurley.
Christmas In Paradise hit select theaters on November 11 and was released on-demand, digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on November 15. It was written by Philippe Martinez and Megan Brown-Martinez and also directed by Philippe.
Cyrus and Firerose teamed up to co-write and record the song, ‘Time,” amid the success of their song, “New Day,” which was released in 2021.