US country musician Billy Ray Cyrus (61) has become engaged to Australian singer Firerose (34). Cyrus made the application in August, as the couple told People magazine in a joint interview. "Billy looked at me and said, 'Will you marry me?' And I just said, 'Of course I do. I love you," Firerose said. She later chose her engagement ring herself.
"Once we started sharing the music, it evolved more into a musical soulmate, a happy, pure love that I didn't know could exist," Cyrus said. In the summer, Firerose moved into his farm in Tennessee, where he took care of his terminally ill mother. Shortly before his mother died in mid-August, he proposed to Firerose on the farm.
The musician was previously married to Tish Cyrus for 28 years. Together they have three children, Miley (29), Braison (28) and Noah (22). The singer also adopted Trish's children Brandi (35) and Trace (33). He has a 30-year-old son from a previous relationship. After two applications were withdrawn in the past few years, the couple divorced in April.