In 2013, a whole new Miley Cyrus was born (for better or for worse)! Although the singer insists that her recent behavior is just her being true to herself, Star has learned the secret, heartbreaking reason behind her attention grabbing antics.
Two years ago, the former child star’s mom, Tish Cyrus, cheated on Billy Ray Cyrus with her high school crush…and Miley and her siblings knew about it! “Tish had her kids spend time with her lover, but she made it clear they weren’t to tell Billy Ray,” a close source tells us. “It went on for a while.”
The insider reveals that the 54-year-old began her affair with Robert Pullem during a rough patch in her marriage, when she went to visit his hometown of Panama City, Florida with her kids. Throughout their secret relationship, Miley grew close to her mom’s new lover, but Tish abruptly ended the relationship six months later.
“Forcing children to keep secrets about an affair can be detrimental to them later in life,” marriage and family therapist, Karen Ruskin, says.
For more on the affair, and to find out what Robert has to say about it, pick up the latest issue of Star, on newsstands now!