Billy Ray Cyrus tells ABC's "The View" that he decided to halt the divorce with wife Tish in a bid to "put my family back together."
The country crooner filed for divorce in 2010 but revealed last month that his family was "working together to make sure our future is stronger and healthier." Billy Ray also made headlines recently for implying that the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" had ruined his family.
When asked on "The View" whether he still feels the same way about "Hannah Montana," Billy Ray responds: "I don't think 'Hannah Montana' ruined my family, but to set the record straight, I love 'Hannah Montana.' I love Disney. That didn’t tear my family apart. Now fame, fame is a different animal, you've got to be careful with that thing."
In the exclusive interview, the singer also says his relationship with daughter Miley Cyrus has recently gotten closer. "I feel like I kind of got my Miley back in a way. I feel like we are the daddy and the daughter that we were before 'Hannah Montana' happened," Billy Ray said.
When asked about pictures that emerged of Miley looking allegedly intoxicated, Billy Ray said her daughter told him: "It's embarrassing. It hurts my feelings." He said Miley continued: "It was a lie. I wasn't drinking. I wasn't drunk. I was just trying to get to my car after a meeting."
The entire interview airs live on ABC's "The View" tomorrow beginning at 11 a.m.