Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus Through the Years: From Childhood to Wedding Day Father-Daughter Moments

The "Achey Breaky Heart" singer gave his daughter away at her wedding to Liam Hemsworth

By Cydney Contreras Dec 27, 2018 11:50 PMTags
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Billy Ray Cyrus has an achey breaky heart.

Billy gave away his daughter Miley Cyrus at her wedding to Liam Hemsworth on Dec. 23 and it was a bittersweet moment for the country singer, since his daughter is all grown up.

The "Achey Breaky Heart" singer congratulated Miley and his new son-in-law on their marriage in a caption posted beside adorable photos of himself with the bride and her bouquet. He also poked fun at himself for using an "out dated blackberry camera" to take pictures of Miley and Liam cutting their wedding cake. But, as he put it, the "Wedding wouldn't be complete with out one shot from" his phone. 

Jokes aside, the father-of-six said he "loved seeing all so happy" at the intimate ceremony. 

While the wedding was a long time coming, as Brandi Cyrus joked, there is no doubt that the moment was a bit bittersweet for the "Achey Breaky Heart" singer. Billy Ray and Miley essentially spent every hour of every day together when they worked together on the set of Hannah Montana and continued to collaborate on music as Miley grew out of her Disney days. 

Miley Cyrus & Bill Ray Cyrus' Cutest Father-Daughter Moments

Some might even say that she literally followed in her father's footsteps by writing a song about a broken heart ("Nothing Breaks Like a Heart"), just like her famous dad did back in the day. 

To take a look back at their days as Hannah and Billy, up until their new wedding photos, check out the gallery above!

Pop Star in Training

No stage fright here! The singer-songwriter, who found global fame with his No. 1 single "Achy Breaky Heart," introduces his little girl during a concert. 

Picture Perfect

Billy helps Miley perfect her autograph in the years before she would reach super fame as the star in Hannah Montana.

Daddy's Little Girl

The adorable toddler and little brother Braison Cyrus celebrate Halloween with their proud pops. 

A Star Is Born

Fresh off the 2006 premiere of Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, the duo attends the American Music Awards.

Red Carpet Cuties

Rocking matching blonde highlights, Miley and Billy Ray pose for photographers at a movie premiere in 2006.

The Family That Co-Hosts Together...

 ...stays together! The duo emcee the 2008 CMT Music Awards and even perform live.

Hitting the Big Leagues

Billy Ray supports a then 17-year-old Miley at the El Capitan Theatre premiere of Hannah Montana: The Movie in 2009. 

Golden Girl

The father-daughter duo attends the 2009 Golden Globes in honor of Miley's nomination in the Best Original Song, Motion Picture category for "I Thought I Lost You."

Cuddle Bug

Miley and Billy share an intimate moment in their home. 

Strike a Pose

The stylish artists take a photo together while wearing their finest rocker attire.

Say Cheese!

Together, Miley and Billy walked the red carpet at the 2013 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., where Miley performed her hit song "Wrecking Ball."

Great Outdoors

The father-daughter duo take their musical talents to the outdoors where they serenade their dog.

The Perfect Duo

Miley and Billy take the stage of The Tonight Show in 2017, where they performed a touching tribute to the late Tom Petty

Father of the Bride

Billy Ray and Miley take their first picture together after Miley says, "I Do," to Liam on Dec. 23. 

Congratulations to Miley and Liam!