Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife Tish, Miley Cyrus’ parents filed for divorce

Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife Tish told exclusively People they have filed for divorce in Tennessee.

The two were married 17 years and have four kids.

In the statement they said: “As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.”

The couple’s reps were not available for more comments.