Miley Cyrus performed Photograph with Def Leppard on September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles as a homage to her close friend and late Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who passed on in March at the age of 50.
Fans were surprised by the stirring performance because they hadn’t seen much of the 29-year-old star in recent months. RadarOnline.com has discovered that the “Wrecking Ball” singer was deeply affected by Taylor’s passing and has also been dealing with the fallout from her parents’ divorce.
“Miley’s never been one to hide out from the world, but all these life-changing events have her reevaluating her life,” according to one source. “She’s had a tough time emotionally, so after a lot of soul-searching, she made the choice to take a step back and recalibrate.”
The source said that Miley has been hiding away at home the majority of the time and that her close circle has shrunk significantly. The singer has “weeded out all the hangers-on and bad influences” since she started dating Lilly drummer Maxx Morando, 23, in late January.
Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife of nearly 30 years, Tish, divorced in April. The 61-year-old singer of Achy Breaky Heart is reportedly engaged to Australian songwriter Firerose, who is in her twenties. This will be the couple’s third attempt at divorce.
Billy Ray initially filed in 2010, but the musician changed his mind and opted not to dissolve their union. Three years later, Tish filed for divorce but decided not to proceed with it, at least not until this point.