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Billy Ray Cyrus Reacts to Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth’s Reconciliation: ‘They’re Really Happy Together’

liam hemsworth miley cyrusLiam Hemsworth steps out with his on-again fiancee Miley Cyrus on April 29, 2016 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Matrix/GC Images)

No more of that Achy Breaky Heart! Billy Ray Cyrus joined Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on Today on Wednesday, June 1, and dished details about his famous daughter Miley Cyruson-again engagement to Liam Hemsworth.

“Every time your daughter’s name comes up, at least in a magazine, it’s like, ‘She’s engaged. She’s gonna be engaged. She’s about to be engaged!’” Kotb, 51, noted to Cyrus. “What is she doing?”

Cyrus, 54, who’s starring on his own CMT series, Still the King, responded to the question with the chuckle. “Well, they’re really happy together right now,” he replied.

He also hinted at possibly playing a role in his daughter’s nuptials down the line. “They know if they need a preacher, they’ve found one,” Cyrus teased, joking about his new acting role. On Still the King, Cyrus is an imposter under the guise of a minister.

“You’re the guy?” Gifford asked, prompting Cyrus to reply: “Mmhmm.”

“All my kids love the show,” he continued. “It’s just a lot of fun. It’s a quirky comedy. Expect the unexpected.”

Hemsworth, 26, and Miley, 23, first got engaged in June 2012. They split in September 2013, and eventually rekindled their romance over New Year’s Eve 2016.

Just this past week, Hemsworth opened up to GQ Australia about the relationship. “Of course it was hard, man,” he told the mag of breaking off their engagement initially. “But we were both going in different directions and it’s just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time — we both needed that.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.