Billy Ray Cyrus Expresses Regret, Love for Miley

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Billy Ray Cyrus appeared on Good Morning America yesterday and somehow resisted the urge to throw a chair through a window following his sit-down with Robin Roberts.

After coming across as loonier than Tila Tequila in an earlier interview with GQ, we need to give Billy Ray props for standing up and taking responsibility this time around.

Billy Ray Cyrus on Good Morning America

Referring to his messy marriage (now on the mend), Billy Ray says he was "surrounded in darkness" when he claimed Satan was attacking his family. Now, after re-assessing his diatribe, Billy Ray explained his point in clearer terms:

"Fame can be a dangerous animal... And it's a delicate thing... [But] I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney. I wouldn't change anything."

While daughter Miley has run into a few scandals over the past year or so - most notably a bong-smoking incident around her 18th birthday - Billy Ray doesn't foresee the sort of trouble ahead at which he had previously hinted.

"Miley has a great heart," he said. "She's very intelligent. She will make good choices and she knows right from wrong."

Does he have any regrets? Yes. Billy Ray admits he didn't always approach fatherhood properly.

"I was a great playmate... for teaching [my children] how to camp and build fires and ride motorcycles and four-wheelers, and horses, and all those fun kind of things... As far as sitting down and doing algebra and science, the homework, I wasn't very good at that. So I look back on it and think, 'You know what? Maybe, no doubt, I could have been a better dad.'"

In the end, when it comes to Miley, the country singer makes it clear: he loves her "more than life itself."

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I like the new mily cyrus now


@Summer: Just because somebody is intelligent and knows right from wrong doesn't guarantee that they'll never make mistakes or do anything wrong. Nobody is perfect, and it's unreasonable to expect a person to never make a bad decision. Rebellion is normal when you're young and sometimes a person might make a bad decision while rebelling.


Billy Ray- u have been the best father u could be, just like my paster said u cant control everything everybody does or do. sometimes ppl do the stupidest things on the planet, but the only way to stay strong is to put your full trust in God.


@pak31: Excellent post! Good solid reasoning there(Unlike the thoughtless comment from @Summer above you).
Please keep-up the good work!!


yes billy ray cyrus u most def could have been a betta father!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and one more thing.... if miley is intelligent and knos right from wrong then WHY THA HECK DID SHE DOO ALL THOSE THINGS SHE DID N THE PAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


i love billy ray and miley. i hope that only wonderful things happen for them. they will always have my support!


He was right Satan was attacking his family and he will continue to glad he is trying with his wife he has to trust in GOD


I have a daughter in a wheelchair cause she was hit by a car at 14. Mr. Cyrus is no different than any other parent. We all have coulda & shoulda pasts. God makes things right as long as we pray & have faith. God bless!!!


I beat to miley, she just won't talk with that man voice