Miley Cyrus Should 'Focus on Personal' Life for Now

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Pop star Miley Cyrus was riding high with a hot new single, a reunion with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth and a role in the upcoming romantic comedy LOL when the news broke: Her parents Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus are divorcing after 17 years.

It goes without saying that coping with her parents’ split and continuing work on her high-profile career won't be easy for Miley, so Celebuzz reached out to a few of our trusted experts for their advice on how Miley can get through the difficult time.

“Divorce is usually harder on a high-profile teen because it will also impact their career and image,” psychiatrist and CEO at Council for Relationships Dr. Brendan Greer tells Celebuzz. “They are already handling some very serious roles as a breadwinner and a performer and this just adds more stress to an already complicated life.”

Complicating matters for Miley is the fact that Billy Ray and Tish are not only her parents, but also her business managers.

Working with her parents throughout their divorce (and custody proceedings) means a high-profile teen like Miley now has “the added burden of having to work with someone that they’re very mad at – Mom and/or Dad,” according to Greer.

Miley’s best course of action, he says, would be to prioritize her home life.

“Get out of thinking 'what is this going to do to my career' and start thinking 'what is this going to do to my family?'" Dr. Greer said. “Focus on personal, not professional life right now."

Therapy and time to reflect is crucial, experts say, because even though Miley is on the verge of adulthood herself, her parents’ split will be no less difficult for her.

“If you're older, you have a better understanding of what has gone down and you're going to have more of an opinion,” psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy told Celebuzz. “You know if your mom or dad had an affair.”

No matter the circumstances of the Cyrus split, experts say it’s important for Miley’s emotional health that she maintain a relationship with each of her parents.

Teens like Miley “should not take a side,” Dr. Sophy said. “If they feel they're being pulled into things by one parent or the other, they need to try to redirect. I know it's tough with all of the talking about each other, but trying to ping pong is only going to hurt the children more.”

Celebuzz's thoughts are with Miley and the Cyrus family! Leave them your support in the comments.

 

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  • mfan
    mfan

    You are exactly right and Chris was just posting a more interesting read than most people. Most true Miley fans know stuff like this and more. You can google stuff like this and become an expert in 15 minutes. Better than just making up stuff or being a hater when you don't know anything about Miley. .I agree! I already knew almost everything in Chris' post. It's called being a fan. Now let's be serious. Miley has stated more than once that she tends to hide in her work. We know she's a bit of a workaholic. So it's obvious that she will react to the divorce by working more, not less. It's too bad because it means I'll probably lose the "when will Miley get married" pool. Miley can have as many supporters hanging around her as she feels comfortable with.

  • Warren
    Warren

    Actually, you all seem to be the idiots. Just because Chris states his opinion and happens to know more about the subject, doesn't mean he's a stalker? Are you slow? sh*t. He may work for the managment company for all you know. Or maybe he has some kind of connection to the Cyrus family. So stop being asshats and calm the hell down.As far as the Miley thing goes, plently of people go through the same thing. Yes, it'll be hard. Yes, it'll effect her career, but I'm positive she'll have support through the entire thing. Also keep in mind that not all divorces involve kicking and screaming. Her parents could have came to this decision together and broke it gently to the kids. I can promise that Billy Ray or Tish will not be completly cut from any of their childrens lives. You are exactly right and Chris was just posting a more interesting read than most people. Most true Miley fans know stuff like this and more. You can google stuff like this and become an expert in 15 minutes. Better than just making up stuff or being a hater when you don't know anything about Miley.

  • jescia
    jescia

    nice

  • N O'HANNA
    N O'HANNA

    Your right that Miley should focus on her personel life. Divorce is bad and she dont want to be one as she is already going to HELL for her promisquity.

  • Tianna
    Tianna

    Actually, you all seem to be the idiots. Just because Chris states his opinion and happens to know more about the subject, doesn't mean he's a stalker? Are you slow? sh*t. He may work for the managment company for all you know. Or maybe he has some kind of connection to the Cyrus family. So stop being asshats and calm the hell down. As far as the Miley thing goes, plently of people go through the same thing. Yes, it'll be hard. Yes, it'll effect her career, but I'm positive she'll have support through the entire thing. Also keep in mind that not all divorces involve kicking and screaming. Her parents could have came to this decision together and broke it gently to the kids. I can promise that Billy Ray or Tish will not be completly cut from any of their childrens lives.

  • ANgela
    ANgela

    wow, just another reason for miley cyrus to be even MORE of a messed up teen.

  • dfklsjlk
    dfklsjlk

    Dear Celebuzz, you get so much so wrong so often that it's a surprise you can even look yourselves in the mirror. Billy Ray Cyrus is not Miley Cyrus' business manager and has never been and neither has his wife. Miley's business manager is in the same firm Billy has used for years and all of her financial management is done soley by that company, not by Billy Ray or his wife, Tish. And, Billy Ray is not Miley's music or screen manager either. The only management of Miley Billy Ray is involved in is that of being her legal parent. Tish Cyrus is a co-manager of Miley's film and music carreer, along with Jason Morey of Morey Creative Management. And you guys continue to use the word "breadwinner" to describe Miley's financial position in her family. Miley is no-one's breadwinner. Billy Ray and Tish have assets worth $150 million, more than twice the assets Miley has acrued on her own. Both Billy Ray and Tish work for a living and aren't relying on Miley as their 'breadwinner,' and neither are any of Miley's siblings. A breadwinner is someone on whom others rely financially, and Miley Cyrus is not even a breadwinner for herself, much less for her parents or siblings because she lives in her parents house, eats her parents food and is supported by them. She will be moving into her new home sometime in the next few months, after she turns 18, but that new home is 100 feet from her parents home, so she'll obviously still be pretty close to whichever one gets the house--probably Miley's mother as Billy Ray seems to have already vacated the place. The overwhelming percentage of Miley's money is socked away in an account she doesn't touch, not feeding the rest of her family! As for your expert shrink, she gives psychiatry a bad name. Has she ever heard of a contract? Miley is contracted to start production on a new movie in two weeks. Your "expert's" advice is that Miley break the contract so that she can focus on her family? You people are idiots. You sir, are an idiot. Stop creeping on this little fug and get a damn life.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Dear Celebuzz, you get so much so wrong so often that it's a surprise you can even look yourselves in the mirror. Billy Ray Cyrus is not Miley Cyrus' business manager and has never been and neither has his wife. Miley's business manager is in the same firm Billy has used for years and all of her financial management is done soley by that company, not by Billy Ray or his wife, Tish. And, Billy Ray is not Miley's music or screen manager either. The only management of Miley Billy Ray is involved in is that of being her legal parent. Tish Cyrus is a co-manager of Miley's film and music carreer, along with Jason Morey of Morey Creative Management. And you guys continue to use the word "breadwinner" to describe Miley's financial position in her family. Miley is no-one's breadwinner. Billy Ray and Tish have assets worth $150 million, more than twice the assets Miley has acrued on her own. Both Billy Ray and Tish work for a living and aren't relying on Miley as their 'breadwinner,' and neither are any of Miley's siblings. A breadwinner is someone on whom others rely financially, and Miley Cyrus is not even a breadwinner for herself, much less for her parents or siblings because she lives in her parents house, eats her parents food and is supported by them. She will be moving into her new home sometime in the next few months, after she turns 18, but that new home is 100 feet from her parents home, so she'll obviously still be pretty close to whichever one gets the house--probably Miley's mother as Billy Ray seems to have already vacated the place. The overwhelming percentage of Miley's money is socked away in an account she doesn't touch, not feeding the rest of her family! As for your expert shrink, she gives psychiatry a bad name. Has she ever heard of a contract? Miley is contracted to start production on a new movie in two weeks. Your "expert's" advice is that Miley break the contract so that she can focus on her family? You people are idiots. Dear idiot with no life,nobody gives a sh*t about your comment,so why bother writing a long-ass one? Nobody cares.

  • lol
    lol

    Dear Celebuzz, you get so much so wrong so often that it's a surprise you can even look yourselves in the mirror. Billy Ray Cyrus is not Miley Cyrus' business manager and has never been and neither has his wife. Miley's business manager is in the same firm Billy has used for years and all of her financial management is done soley by that company, not by Billy Ray or his wife, Tish. And, Billy Ray is not Miley's music or screen manager either. The only management of Miley Billy Ray is involved in is that of being her legal parent. Tish Cyrus is a co-manager of Miley's film and music carreer, along with Jason Morey of Morey Creative Management. And you guys continue to use the word "breadwinner" to describe Miley's financial position in her family. Miley is no-one's breadwinner. Billy Ray and Tish have assets worth $150 million, more than twice the assets Miley has acrued on her own. Both Billy Ray and Tish work for a living and aren't relying on Miley as their 'breadwinner,' and neither are any of Miley's siblings. A breadwinner is someone on whom others rely financially, and Miley Cyrus is not even a breadwinner for herself, much less for her parents or siblings because she lives in her parents house, eats her parents food and is supported by them. She will be moving into her new home sometime in the next few months, after she turns 18, but that new home is 100 feet from her parents home, so she'll obviously still be pretty close to whichever one gets the house--probably Miley's mother as Billy Ray seems to have already vacated the place. The overwhelming percentage of Miley's money is socked away in an account she doesn't touch, not feeding the rest of her family! As for your expert shrink, she gives psychiatry a bad name. Has she ever heard of a contract? Miley is contracted to start production on a new movie in two weeks. Your "expert's" advice is that Miley break the contract so that she can focus on her family? You people are idiots. I don't think they're idiots at all! You're just a stalker!!! How does someone who doesn't know Miley personally know so much about her? If I were Miley, I would seriously be afraid for my life right now.

  • picka
    picka

    I'm sure that miley will be ok. She is the strongest young woman I've ever seen.She is more stromg than u cam thonk u will see.

  • Me
    Me

    This psychiatrist is a complete idiot that doesn't know what he's talking about! I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH CHRIS LET MILEY AND HER FAMILY GET THROUGH THIS AND DON'T BE ON HER ASS ALL THE TIME

  • Paul
    Paul

    OMG I'm Always Ready For You Miley,I Love You!!!

  • x123x
    x123x

    poor Miley hope she and her family are okay! love Miley

  • mfan
    mfan

    Thank you, Chris, for supporting Miley and for setting the record straight. Peace and Love to Miley.

  • amy
    amy

    My thoughts & prayers are with the Cyrus family. This has got to be hard on all of them especially since they are very close. I agree that this may be harder on Miley because she is old enough to know what is what & the idiots that blog nasty commets do not help. As far as the rest of this article, I'm no expert & I would not venture to offer such advice. I think this article offers unwanted advice to an already hurting family.

  • Chris
    Chris

    Dear Celebuzz, you get so much so wrong so often that it's a surprise you can even look yourselves in the mirror. Billy Ray Cyrus is not Miley Cyrus' business manager and has never been and neither has his wife. Miley's business manager is in the same firm Billy has used for years and all of her financial management is done soley by that company, not by Billy Ray or his wife, Tish. And, Billy Ray is not Miley's music or screen manager either. The only management of Miley Billy Ray is involved in is that of being her legal parent. Tish Cyrus is a co-manager of Miley's film and music carreer, along with Jason Morey of Morey Creative Management. And you guys continue to use the word "breadwinner" to describe Miley's financial position in her family. Miley is no-one's breadwinner. Billy Ray and Tish have assets worth $150 million, more than twice the assets Miley has acrued on her own. Both Billy Ray and Tish work for a living and aren't relying on Miley as their 'breadwinner,' and neither are any of Miley's siblings. A breadwinner is someone on whom others rely financially, and Miley Cyrus is not even a breadwinner for herself, much less for her parents or siblings because she lives in her parents house, eats her parents food and is supported by them. She will be moving into her new home sometime in the next few months, after she turns 18, but that new home is 100 feet from her parents home, so she'll obviously still be pretty close to whichever one gets the house--probably Miley's mother as Billy Ray seems to have already vacated the place. The overwhelming percentage of Miley's money is socked away in an account she doesn't touch, not feeding the rest of her family! As for your expert shrink, she gives psychiatry a bad name. Has she ever heard of a contract? Miley is contracted to start production on a new movie in two weeks. Your "expert's" advice is that Miley break the contract so that she can focus on her family? You people are idiots.

 
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