Trace Cyrus Declares He Is ‘Proud To Be A Cyrus’ Despite Bemoaning Negative Impact Of Family Name
is showing off his iconic family name!
While being a member of the A-list family may be exciting, Trace recently opened up about how the family name negatively impacted his career. Nearly two days after his candid confession, the “Seventeen Forever” singer openly declared that he is “proud to be a Cyrus.”
Trace Cyrus Walks Back Lamentation About Famous Family Name
Regardless of the downsides of being part of a famous family, the “Shake It” singer openly stated his pride to belong to the prominent entertainment family while answering some questions asked by fans.
The musician put an “Ask me Anything” box on his Instagram stories, prompting fans to pry into his personal life. One Instagram user asked, “Is your real dad involved in your life?” Replying to the fan, the “Dark Road” singer shared:
“I haven’t seen my biological father since I was in the 6th grade. I have no desire to. I’m proud to be a Cyrus.”
Days before the “Pray at Night” singer proudly claimed his family’s name, he lamented about how the name adversely affected his music career. As reported, the 34-year-old pop artist made the after a fan asked, “Is it hard being in a family that is in a spotlight?”
Trace responded, “I love my family so much, but I think I’d be much more successful if I wasn’t part of a famous family.” He explained the reason behind his answer, highlighting the fact that his hard work is usually overshadowed by his family name.
The Metro Station guitarist then listed his achievements without the influence of his family’s name. According to him, he bagged a record deal even before his younger sister Miley gained fame on Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana.” He added:
“I was touring in other countries when people didn’t even know who Miley was, and they definitely didn’t expect me to be the son of a country music singer because I never brought it up.”
He also shared that he hid his last name from the public until people discovered it. The songwriter also responded to a question about whether he wished for a life without fame or money. Trace wrote, “I wish people didn’t know who I was, but I always want more money. Money=freedom.”
About The Famous Cyrus Family
For those unaware, Trace and Brandi were born to Tish in her previous marriage to Baxter Neal Helson. However, per , the two were adopted by country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, who married Tish in 1993.
Although now divorced, Tish and Billy Ray welcomed three more kids during their nearly 30-year marriage — Miley, 30, Braison, 29, and Noah, 23. The Grammy winner also shares son Christopher Cody, 31, with Kristen Luckey, whom he dated before meeting Tish.
Most Cyrus siblings have ventured into music, building a successful career, and have a close sibling bond. However, there have been speculations of a rift in the family as Noah and Braison skipped Tish’s wedding to Dominic Purcell.
The mother-of-five tied the knot to the “Prison Break” actor in August, with Miley as her maid of honor. Also in attendance were her kids, Trace and Brandi.
Instead of appearing at the wedding, the 23-year-old singer hung out with Braison at Walmart while wearing a graphic T-shirt designed with Billy’s face. The duo had a coffee date, and Noah shared the photos on social media.
Now that Tish and Dominic are officially together, Miley has four new step-siblings: Joe Purcell, Audrey Purcell, Lily Purcell, and Augustus Purcell! All four of them live low-key and are not involved in Hollywood.
On the other hand, Billy Ray got engaged to singer Firerose, who previously told PEOPLE a bit about the proposal. She said, “Billy looked at me and said, ‘Do you, do you wanna marry me?’ And I was just like, ‘Of course I do. I love you.’ He said, ‘I love you. I wanna make this official. I wanna be with you forever.’”