Miley Cyrus and her dad, Billy Ray, have a unique bond. The superstar pair are not only father and daughter in real life but they play those roles onscreen, too, on her hit Disney show, “Hannah Montana.” With all of her phenomenal success in the last few years, Miley has a special Father’s Day message for the man she says helped shape her career.
“My dad gets to come to my concert for Father’s Day,” she joked to MTV News. “I just want to tell my dad, ‘Happy Father’s Day,’ and that I love him so much. And he’s the best dad in the world and I would definitely not be pursuing this dream without him ’cause he always taught me to keep going.”
On “Good Morning America” Friday, Cyrus admitted that she tends to do more for her mom in celebration of Mother’s Day. Whereas for Father’s Day, the pop star joked that she tends to run out to the store real quick to grab something for Billy Ray.
Miley also explained to us that she has her dad to thank for teaching her some valuable lessons about handling negative press .
“It’s about being who you are. My dad has been in the spotlight for 20 years now and still every time he walks his dog they’re saying, ‘Billy Ray picks up dog poop,’ ” she said of the close scrutiny celebrities endure. “It’s like, ‘That’s a law in California, folks.’ You gotta do what you gotta do. That’s life for you. That’s life in the spotlight — it’s never gonna change.”
Don’t miss Miley Cyrus’ Can’t Be Tamed World Premiere Live concert, which will be live-streaming on Miley.MTV.com Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET — the preshow with Sway begins at 10:15 p.m.!