Billy Ray Cyrus‘ heart doesn’t seem to be achy or breaky at the moment, as the country crooner and his wife Tish have scrapped their plans — for the second time in three years — to divorce, according to family friend Ken Baker.
Baker, of E!, said he spoke “to Tish and she told me they both woke up and realized they love each other and decided they want to stay together.
“They recently went into couples therapy, something they hadn’t done in 22 years of being together, and it’s brought them closer together and really opened up their communication in amazing ways.”
Tish hinted at a reconciliation on Saturday, when she posted a photo (see above) of herself cuddling with Billy Ray and captioned it “Date Night.”
Tish acknowledged that a decades-long relationship in the entertainment business for anyone is a nearly impossible task, Baker said, but the couple’s strong bond has outlasted the tough times like divorce filings last month and in 2011.
“They both realized they didn’t want to be another statistic and want to make it work,” Baker said. “They went into the therapy with the goal of divorcing in a way that was healthy for the children, but ended up coming out of it with the realization that they in fact want to stay together.
“Tish sounds happy and energized about having this fresh start.”