“Billy Ray Cyrus” got quite a stick from the OG’s for his take on the song, ‘Old Town Road,’ but there is no denying that he is one of the groundbreaking artists of his generation. And, the blood of talent seems to run inside the veins of every members of Cyrus clan.
Billy’s youngest daughter, Noah Cyrus is making inroads in the music industry whereas his other daughter Miley has been smashing hits after hits for years. And, the other kids of Cyrus are no slouch either. Trace and Brandi both are accomplished artists on their field. However, there is one kid that slips out of the public radar, and that’s Christopher Cody aka Christopher Cody Cyrus.
The University of Texas alumni keeps distance from the Cyrus family. In 2009, he recalled on not having bad terms with his father or his other family members but didn’t had any exciting moments to talk either.
While Miley lives in $5.8 million Mansion in Franklin Tennessee, Christopher lives quietly in a rented apartment of Austin, Texas. So what is the lost child ho Billy Ray Cyrus up to these days? Let’s find out.
- 1 Christopher Cody was Probably a Result of a Fling
- 2 Christopher Cody is a Litigation Associate
- 3 Christopher Cody’s Relationship with Miley Cyrus
- 4 He is Married to His College Sweetheart
- 5 Christopher once worked in an Electronic Store
- 6 Christopher is a mere Ghost to the Big Cyrus family
- 7 Christopher Cyrus Estranged Family & Siblings
- 8 Why Billy Ray Cyrus Never Acknowledged Cody as his Child?
Christopher Cody was Probably a Result of a Fling
While we have nothing but utter respect for Christopher and his mom, Kristin Luckey, we can’t shy away from the fact that Chris was probably never meant to happen for Billy. In 1991, the country singer was just moving on from his divorce with “Cindy Cyrus.” And he needed a shoulder to lean on. Luckey who worked as a waitress at South Carolina at that time was there for him at his vulnerable times. They dated for a few months before splitting away.
In 1992, when Billy’s new track “Achy Breaky Heart” was flying off the charts, Luckey dropped a bomb about her pregnancy. What makes things more complicated was the pregnancy news of Billy’s then girlfriend at the time, Trish Finley.
Christopher Cody Cyrus was born on April 8, 1992. And, eight months later on November 23, Miley stepped into the world.
Christopher Cody is a Litigation Associate
Almost everyone in the Cyrus family are at the pinnacle of their career achieving success like their father. Chris on the other hand is garnering success in the field of academia.
He is the 2017’s Alumni of University of Texas School of Law. According to his LinkedIn profile, he recently started working as Litigation Associate in Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP. Before moving to Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP, he worked at Baker Botts L.L.P from Sept 2019 to April 2021. Prior to that he was working as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marina Garcia Marmolejo of the United States District Court for the Southern District ofTexas
Growing up in South Carolina, Christopher attended ‘Myrtle Beach Intermediate School,’ ‘Forest Brook Middle High School,’ and Keller High School.’ He then went to University of Texas to pursue Bachelor of Arts. In 2017, he completed his Juris Doctor (J.D) from University of Texas Law of School.
Chris is also all about giving to the community. In 2018-19, campaign launched by University of Texas to help top-tier students with funds so that they don’t sink in debts. Christopher Cody was one of the Alumni of the 2017 grads to offer his assistance. The guy is pretty decent for a Cyrus!
Also, IMDB claims that a guy name Christopher Cody had worked as a composer for a Spanish drama ‘Emociones.’ But we can’t tell if he is the same Christopher or a different person with a same name.
Christopher Cody’s Relationship with Miley Cyrus
Although Chris is often left out and regarded as an outcast in the Cyrus Family, he doesn’t hold any grudge against Miley or the family. In few statements, he did mention the disappointment of being left out from the family in the Miley Cyrus reality show.
“That kind of sucked,” he recalled.
In an Interview with Mirror, Cody told how he was able to meet his sister in November 2007 during Miley’s concert in Fort Worth, Texas.
“I met her in a private bus. She doesn’t play the superstar in private. She’s a normal teenager having fun and she can laugh at herself. She’s the same now as she was before all this fame.
She’s still my goofy sister”, Cody noted recalling his visit with his sister.
Although he has met Miley for just five months, he is a great admirer of Miley’s work. And considers himself as one of her’s big fan.
He is Married to His College Sweetheart
Although Billy has estranged him from the happiness he deserves, that hasn’t stopped Chris from finding the love of his life. He is married to his high school sweetheart.
In his facebook profile, he consistently shares pictures of his wife. He even has his wife’s picture in his Facebook cover. Isn’t it just sweet?
Christopher once worked in an Electronic Store
Let’s be real. Billy Ray Cyrus contribution to Christopher’s life has only been his last name. While Billy was nurturing his daughter Miley’s career, he completely overlooked Cody.
In the interview with Mirror he recalled how he had to do works beyond his profession to put food on the table.
“I work at a store for $7.50 (£5.50) an hour. Sometimes I’ll get five hours a week, other weeks I’ll do 20. I take what I can get,” said Christopher recalling the moment.
While Miley has access to the latest automobiles, her brother had to use his mother’s car as the mode of transportation to school and work. It’s astonishing to see how there are vast differences in the success category among the same bloodline.
Christopher is a mere Ghost to the Big Cyrus family
Most of Billy’s kids are in the music industry. And, Billy has a major role on developing their career. However, when it comes to Christopher, Billy has completely shut himself down.
While reading the series of conversation he had with his father in 2008’s Christmas which had Chris texting,”Merry Christmas.” He then got the reply few weeks later which had “Hey bud, where you been? You disappeared on us.”
To which Christopher replied, ‘I disappeared? You disappeared. I tried to get a hold of you.’
In 2017s Miley Cyrus Carpool Karaoke, the entire Cyrus Army joined the pool starting from Billy Ray and Miley chatting and driving around. Soon the car was filled with Cyrus family members as the two brothers Trace and Braison finally entered the frame.
In the Carpool, they said, our entire family is here. But Christopher Cody was nowhere to be found. It’s hard to be in Christopher’s shoe being mistreated by his own deadbeat father.
Christopher Cyrus Estranged Family & Siblings
Okay, so the family line of Christopher is a kind of sinuous. Altogether he has two brothers and three sisters all related to his father and ex-wife Leticia Tish Jean Cyrus.
William Ray Cyrus aka Billy Ray Cyrus is an American songwriter turned actor notably known for his number one single of 1992 “Achy Breaky Heart.” He also played the role of Hannah Montana’s father in the commercially successful Disney Entertainment TV show, Hannah Montana. Miley herself played for the role of Montana.
Billy was married to Cindy Smith from 1986 to 1991. The couple don’t have any children between them. He then had a brief relationship with Kristin Luckey in 1991 who we know as the mother of Cody Cyrus. Later he started dating Trish and married her in 1993.
Miley is the first child of Tish and Billy. She was born just after the 8 months of Christopher Cody Cyrus birth. So Cody Cyrus is the big brother of Miley. Miley also has a little sister Noah Cyrus (born in 2000) who similar to her big sister pursued a career in acting and singing. In 2016, she released her first album Make Me Cry.
Tish and Billy together have a son named as Braison Cyrus. Born just a year later from Miley Cyrus, Braison doesn’t share the same fame as his two sisters. Although he was said to be featured in 2015 project heels, the validation of the information is still in doubt.
Why Billy Ray Cyrus Never Acknowledged Cody as his Child?
We as fans try to portray our idol as someone ‘Holier than thou.’ But in reality their feet are sunk deep inside mud filled with scandals. And Billy Cyrus was no different!
After his divorce with Cindy Smith in 1991, he went for a streak of flings. That’s when he met Chris’s mother Kristin Luckey who was working as a waitress at a local pub in South Carolina. They went out for a while but in the most bizarre “Billy Ray Cyrus” fashion dumped her since he was still dating Tish Cyrus. And eight months before Miley was born, Chris was already there! But Billy on the other hand couldn’t give a toss about his first born.
Talking to Mirror Lucky revealed how Billy had always kept his distance from Christopher.
“Chris reached out to have a relationship but it’s been months since they engaged,” Kristin recalled about Chris interaction with his father. ‘Chris is a great kid and he handles it very, very well. He tried to keep a lot inside but I know when he’s hurting and really getting to him.” She added, “No one acknowledges his birthday or even Christmas for him.
May be Billy didn’t care him because he was born out of wedlock and he never wanted him in the first place. Or the other theory is he simply isn’t a good father. When Miley was making her transition from the sweet ‘Disney Kid’ to a flamboyant teenager, numerous scandals circulated. There was time when she gave a lap dance to a 44-year-old man. She was just 16 at time. Then there was the infamous pole dance performed for the song ‘Party in the USA.’ Many argued that Billy and Tish were letting Miley go out of hands and should know better!
Billy usually dismissed the talks by saying he was being the cool dad. But he did confessed in Good Morning America that he could have been a better dad. Cyrus also told Robert that he could have done things differently.
In 2013, when the divorce rumor was at its peak, Miley sent a cryptic tweet to his father asking him to respond to her messages.
‘Since your texts and email obviously aren’t working would you like to talk like this?’ she tweeted.
She further went on to say “Since you won’t reply to my texts I’m giving you an hour to tell the truth or I’ll tell it for you.” This time the ultimatum was given by adding her photo along with Dylis Croman. The tweet was later deleted for obvious reason.
She later tweeted by saying “Wtf? My twitter was just actin all types of cray!”
Yeah, right Miley, we know it was all Twitter’s fault. And you had nothing to do with it.
Billy seems to master the art of ghosting his own kids let alone someone who he doesn’t care. So, it’s no surprise that he forgot he even had a child in Christopher Cody. Well, at least he gave him his last name. So kudos for that BIlly!
Chris is doing very well for someone without a father. He seems happy with his family and kids living in Denver, Colorado. We just hoped Christopher had got the attention he deserved. Although he probably was backed by his father financially, Billy was never there when he needed him. We wish Chris gets the best out of his career and stay the kind guy he already is.