Billy Ray’s Big Regret: The Destruction of the Cyrus Family

Did you read the interview by Billy Ray Cyrus, the famous country singer turned actor and dad of Miley Cyrus?

It’s turned out that another family has fallen prey to the lust and lure of Hollywood. According to Billy Ray’s interview in Focus on the Family, he neglected to heed the mission statement of the interviewing source and focus on his family. Billy’s focus was not on his family but on his own selfish lusts. He states that instead of being a parent to Miley, he was her friend. Now not only is his daughters heart far from him, but his wife has filled for a divorce.

How many parents wish their children could experience the fame and fortune the likes of child stars such as Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber?

Are you one of those parents?

Well consider the statistics. You’ve read the stories. Most child Hollywood stars don’t end up like the cast from The Huxtables and the majority of Christian raised actors won’t take a stand like childhood actor Kirk Cameron who played Mike Seaver on Growing Pains.

According to media reports, most kids end up using drugs, losing a relationship with their parents and becoming troubled adults.

Both of my daughters want to be child Hollywood stars but that’s not happening. Mr. Proverbs Wife and I are not drawn to the money or the fame. We can see clearly the pitfalls that await our daughters. We can see what is causing the destruction of these families and it’s something we want no part of.

I feel bad when I see and hear about families breaking up after immersing themselves into the life of Hollywood fame and fortune. If you are chasing after that dream, consider taking a hard look at the end result of that lifestyle. These people are the rule and not the exception.

Can a family successful navigate through the life of Hollywood with their faith and family still intact? Seems like it’s getting harder and harder. You guys are parents, what do you think?

Also, if the opportunity were presented would you let your child become a child star?

Comments

  1. says

    To me, it would take an unusually gifted adult to emerge through Hollywood with his faith and family intact, much less a child and his family. I don’t think it’s impossible, but would be incredibly difficult. Also, the child or children who are not working would need diligent parenting as well. It seems overwhelming to me.

    If the opportunity presented itself to us, I would hope we’d turn it down.

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Bridgette Booth,
    I agree completely Bridgette. Not impossible but incredibly difficult. There are to many moving parts to the life of a celebrity. I think all of the exposure would be more than just my husband and I could protect our family against. Again it wouldn’t be impossible but very difficult. I’m not interested in opening up my life to such temptations and challenges. Thanks for stopping by and commenting sweet friend.

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  2. Cheri says

    When my daughter was young (she’s now 20) we were approached about getting her into modeling. She’s always been very photogenic and has a sweet personality. We did not want to even start to go down that road with her. We always felt it was important for her to value her spiritual life and to work being pretty on the “inside”.

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Cheri,

    I think it has to be terribly hard to keep a child grounded with all of the influences, travel time and just the pressures of having a working child. If anything in my life makes it hard for me to set my families primary focus on the Lord, it’s done away with.

    I think you made a great choice Cheri and I’ll bet your daughters spiritual life is a example of your decision years ago.

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