DWTS Cast Member Mourns Heartbreaking Loss

A “Dancing With the Stars” cast member is mourning a heartbreaking loss this week. Singer Billy Ray Cyrus misplaced his mother, Ruth Ann Casto. Following her dying, the nation star penned a beautiful tribute to her on Instagram.

Here’s what you’ll want to know:

Cyrus Said His Mom ‘Earned’ Her Trip to Heaven

On Instagram, the nation music star posted a foolish picture of his mother holding up a Snoopy T-shirt and wrote, “My mother went to heaven immediately. She belongs there. She earned it. She was the very definition of affection.”

In the feedback, his well-known mates posted messages of affection and condolences.

“Love ya, pal,” wrote fellow nation star Dierks Bentley.

Actor Dave Osokow wrote, “Sending love and power to you and the household, papaw!”

“I’m so sorry on your loss. Sending you my love,” wrote actor Leslie Jordan.

On Mother’s Day 2022, Cyrus posted a tribute video to his mother and wrote, “Happy Mother’s Day, mother. I used to be born fortunate to be your son.”

In 2012, Casto was hospitalized in “important” situation, in response to some since-deleted tweets by Cyrus (through The Boot).

“Please say a prayer for my Mom ‘Ruthie.’ She is in important care on the hospital this morning. On my method to be together with her. God Bless You All,” wrote Cyrus.

Cyrus later thanked his followers for his or her assist and stated they had been “not out of the woods but,” however Casto will need to have pulled via alright as a result of she went on to reside one other 10 years.

In a 2020 interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Cyrus stated that the pandemic quarantine was “robust on everyone,” however it did permit for some great household time for them, with daughter Miley Cyrus visiting her grandma Ruthie for her birthday.

“It’s been loopy robust. It’s been robust on everyone. All of a sudden you discover this level the place time does not even matter,” stated Cyrus, including, “I acquired to see Miley an amazing period of time. We even spent my mom’s birthday collectively. My mother acquired a picnic desk. Miley coming over, breaking bread on her new picnic desk on [my mom’s] birthday sort of introduced the whole lot full circle.”

Cyrus’ Parents Divorced When He Was 5

According to a biography of Miley Cyrus, the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and granddaughter of Casto, Billy Ray Cyrus was born to Ruth Ann and Ron Cyrus in 1961, however they divorced when he was 5 years old and each later remarried.

Ron Cyrus was initially a steelworker however later grew to become a politician. Ruth Ann, referred to as “Ruthie” to her household, used to play music together with her father. The biography says she “might sing and play the piano by ear.”

In an fascinating coincidence, it is doable the writers of “Hannah Montana” gave Miley’s real-life grandma a nod after they wrote the character of Mamaw Ruthie, who was Hannah’s paternal grandmother on the show. Billy Ray performed her dad on the sequence, so Mamaw Ruthie was his mother on the show. Mamaw Ruthie was performed by Vicki Lawrence on the sequence.

Billy Ray Cyrus completed in fifth place on “Dancing With the Stars” season 4 along with his accomplice Karina Smirnoff.

“Dancing With the Stars” returns for its thirty first season on Monday, September 19, on Disney Plus.


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