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Billy Ray Cyrus: 'I Love Hannah Montana'

3/18/2011 1:33pm EDT

Billy Ray Cyrus Billy Ray Cyrus has backtracked over comments he made slamming TV show Hannah Montana for wrecking his family, insisting he "loves" the program.

The country star and his wife Tish filed for divorce in October, and Cyrus subsequently launched a bitter rant about the show that made his daughter Miley a star, blaming it for ripping his family apart.

He said, "The damn show destroyed my family... I hate to say it, but yes, I do (wish the show hadn't happened). I'd take it back in a second."

The Achy Breaky Heart hit-maker called off his divorce this week, and now he's reversed his comments about Hannah Montana, praising the series.
Speaking on The View, to be aired on Friday, Cyrus says, "I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney. I love our fans who've been with us throughout this whole show. This has been an incredible journey. I don't think Hannah Montana ruined my family, but to set the record straight, I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney."

"That didn't tear my family apart. Now fame, fame is a different animal, you've got to be careful with that thing."

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