Tish Cyrus unveiled the harrowing experience of her emotional collapse preceding her divorce from Billy Ray Cyrus.
During an exclusive conversation with PEOPLE regarding the Sorry We're Stoned podcast, which she co-hosts with her daughter Brandi Cyrus, the 56-year-old native looked back on her divorce from the Some Gave All crooner in April 2022.
She remarked, highlighting that women beyond a particular age threshold can discover love once more, “I'm over 50, I'll be 57 this year. And when I literally was going through my divorce and trying to make that decision of stepping out of a 30-year marriage, I was terrified mostly.”
“And she really thought it was over,” Brandi, 36, said.
Tish shared, “No, I thought I was going to be alone forever. And that was one of the times that I had the crippling breakdown of anxiety. I joke about it and say I had a complete psychological breakdown. There were 30 days where I was not eating, sleeping, just felt like I was just coming out of my skin. And it was really scary.”
“I get why women are scared to leave, not only bad relationships, [but to] step into new careers and all these things. And I was literally terrified,” she mentioned, further expressing that eventually, it seemed as though a burden had been lifted off her shoulders.
Tish continued, “I would love to just be this poster child for women our age and just be like, I promise you starting over sometimes is the best thing you can ever do. It's been great for me.”
“We are so happy,” she said of her current relationship.
For the unversed, In 1993, she married Billy Ray Cyrus, and they share three children: Miley, Braison, and Noah. Additionally, Achy Breaky Heart singer adopted Tish's children from a prior relationship, Brandi and Trace.
After parting ways with Billy Ray, Tish later wed Prison Break actor Dominic Purcell.
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