Billy Ray Cyrus's recent photo of daughter Miley Cyrus sent the Internet in a frenzy, sparking rumors that the We Can't Stop singer married her longtime love Liam Hemsworth. The country music crooner took to his Instagram on Thursday, March 9 to share a sweet photo of his 24-year-old daughter smiling, while wearing a white dress. “I’m so happy…you are happy @mileycyrus,” the doting father captioned the photo. Fans immediately questioned if Billy Ray was celebrating Miley and the actor's secret nuptials. One user commented “Is that a wedding dress?” while another asked, “Did she get married?” Billy Ray didn’t respond to the comments, instead he posted a picture of one of their family's dogs.
VIEW GALLERY Billy Ray celebrated Miley with a sweet photo on his Instagram account Photo: Instagram/@billyraycyrus
Miley's manager shut down the rumors, confirming to Us Weekly that the former Disney star and her fiancé are not married. “[It was] just some great photos that happen to have been taken in a white dress,” her manager said of the photo posted by Billy Ray.
Liam, 27, and Miley have kept fans guessing about their marital status since the singer resurfaced with her engagement ring back in January 2016. During an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in October, Miley opened up about showing off her ring and plans to walk down the aisle. “I actually don’t really talk about it that much but I think it’s something people should understand," she said. "I think young people in general what we wear and what like a relationship and a commitment means is very different to what tabloids like to make it mean.” “I think young people have a different idea of partnering and not feeling that this necessarily means this is going to have a legal document signed and dated," Miley continued. “It’s really sharing a life with someone and not about a legal paper that tells me anything even though I fought so hard for LGBTQ rights to be able to get married even though I don’t really want to.”
VIEW GALLERY Miley and Liam rekindled their romance in early 2016 after a two year split Photo: Getty Images
Miley and the Independence Day: Resurgence star met on the set of their 2010 film The Last Song. Liam proposed to the actress in 2012, but the couple ended their relationship a year later in 2013. Discussing their split with GQ Australia magazine in 2016, Liam admitted, “Of course it was hard, man. But at the time we were going in different directions and it’s just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time – we both needed that."
“I guess when I feel something, then I just feel it and I go for it,” he said of their relationship. “I make my decisions about what’s going to make me happy, what I think is right and what I want to do – and I don’t worry too much outside of that.”