Earlier this year Billy Ray Cyrus made the controversial statement that Hannah Monatana ruined his family. Since then, the Cyrus family has reconciled, but during a recent appearance on “ABC’s Good Morning America,” Cyrus recanted his previous statements and admitted that he thinks he could of been a better father to his 18-year-old daughter Miley Cyrus.

“I did kind of approach being a dad as a friend,” he said. “I was a great playmate. I mean, 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. I was really good at that.”

But, he concedes, “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.’ ”

Moving ahead, “I still want to be Miley’s friend,” said Cyrus, who sees himself as “that person she comes to talk to.” When it comes to Miley, he declared, he loves her “more than life itself.” (Source)

Looks like Miley tightened up those purse strings and that straightened out Papa Cyrus REAL quick!


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