Christopher Cody Cyrus is an American lawyer, who was born on 8 April 1992, in South Carolina, USA. His main claim to fame is that he’s the older half-brother of entertainer Miley Cyrus on her father’s side.
Early Life and Education
Christopher Cody Cyrus is the son of Billy Ray Cyrus and Kristin Luckey. In the year 1991 after Cyrus’ divorce from his first wife, he maintained several relations with woman. One of those was Luckey, who was a waitress in South Carolina. The relationship was very brief and not serious – Christopher Cody was conceived between July and August that year. However, that same year Cyrus started a relationship with a woman named Tish Finley, who also became pregnant by him.
Luckey informed Cyrus’ about her pregnancy, a little time after Cyrus knew about Finley’s pregnancy too.
Cyrus expressed in an interview: ‘You know what, this train may come off the tracks, but I’m going to be a dad. I’m going to be a husband, and try to have something in my life that is right.’ referring to his decision to take care of both children, but maintaining his relationship with Finley, who he would marry later in December 1992, after she gave birth to Miley in November.
Billy Ray Cyrus moved from Nashville to California years after, however, Christopher Cody remained in South Carolina living there with his mother. About this, Cyrus said: ‘In a perfect world, Cody would be living with me, and we’d all just be one happy family,’ he continued. ‘But as we all know, it ain’t a perfect world.’ Despite the fact that Christopher doesn’t live with his father, they maintain a cordial relationship. It’s known that Cyrus financially supports him.
Education and Early Life
Christopher attended Myrtle Beach Intermediate School, and matriculated from Forrestbrook Middle High School. He graduated from Law School at the University of Texas, choosing a career very different from his siblings and father.
There’s not much other information about Christopher’s childhood or hobbies.
Despite the information about Christopher choosing Law as his path career, there’s no information about his current job.
There’s not much information about Christopher’s mother, Kristin Luckey. However, the family on his father’s side is very well known in the media. The most famous family member of the Cyrus family isn’t Christopher’s father though; it is his half-sister Miley Cyrus.
Miley Cyrus – Half-Sister
Miley Cyrus is a singer, actress and songwriter born on 23 November 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee. She was born under the name of Destiny Hope Cyrus, but she changed her name in 2008 to Miley Ray Cyrus. The change of name was because of her childhood nickname ‘Smiley’, which was often shortened by her family as ‘Miley’.
Miley’s career started at a young age, when she made her debut as an actress in the series “Doc”, in the role of Kylie. Later, she appeared in the fantasy drama film entitled “Big Fish” directed by Tim Burton. Miley in this movie played the role of Young Ruthie, and was credited under her birth name. Miley auditioned for “Hanna Montana”, and for the movie “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D”, however, when the opportunity came she chose the role of “Hanna Montana”.
This series was the one that gained Miley fame and recognition as an actress and singer internationally. Miley was able to record her first soundtrack for the series, which was a commercial success, and was followed by the album “Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus”. Miley kept recording music for the series, which continued to gather public approval.
“Hanna Montana” became a commercial phenomenon too, to the point that in 2007 Miley embarked on a live “Best of Both Worlds Tour”, to promote the series’ music. Later in 2008, Miley released her album “Breakout”, which received good critiques. Her career was continued by other commercially successful releases such as “The Climb” and “Party in the U.S.A.” in 2009.
The same year, she embarked on her first world tour, entitled “Wonder World Tour”.
However, the success of “Hanna Montana” and Miley’s image as a teen idol ended soon, when in 2010 a series of controversies damaged her image. The end of the series also marked its commercial failure, as Miley’s public image started becoming more mature.
In 2013 with a new manager, Miley started recording new music that reflected better her new grown-up persona. She released many songs such as “Fall Down”, “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball”, which were all commercially successful.
Miley has said that Elvis Presley is her biggest inspiration, but she also admires musicians such as Madonna, Lana Del Rey and Dolly Parton.
Cyrus’ has had several romantic partners – it’s said that she dated Nick Jonas, Justin Gaston and others. However, Miley’s most publicly commented upon relationship was with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. They met during the filming of “The Last Song” in 2010, and started an on-and-off association. After years they began dating again in 2016, and became engaged that year. In 2018 they married, but the marriage didn’t last a year as they separated in 2019, finally divorcing in 2020.
Billy Ray Cyrus – Father
Christopher Cody’s father Billy Ray Cyrus, is an American singer and actor, well known for the song “Achy Breaky Heart”, his number one single and international success.
During his career a musician, Cyrus has released 16 albums – his debut album “Some Gave All” achieved massive success in US in 1992, becoming the album that spent most time at number one on the Billboard 200.
Billy’s musical genre is country, and he plays the guitar and piano. Billy also won two Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, for his work with Lil Nas X in the song “Old Town Road”.
Billy’s personal life isn’t as controversial as his daughter Miley. He married for the first time to Cindy Smith in 1986, but the marriage only lasted until 1991. After his divorce, he maintained a brief relationship with Christopher’s mother Kristine, but later he met another woman named Leticia “Tish” Finley. Despite the fact that both women were pregnant of him the same year, he chose to marry Tish.
Tish and he have welcomed three children of their own: Miley, Braison and Noah. However, Tish had two children from a previous relationship – Brandi and Trace – who Cyrus adopted. This means that Christopher Cody has three half-siblings related by blood from his father side.
There’s no information about Christopher’s current relationship status. He has an Instragram account, but he hasn’t uploaded photos since 2015.
Christopher Cody Cyrus net worth is estimated at close to $1 million. Despite the fact that information about his current job is unavailable, it’s supposed that he has a job as a lawyer.
Christopher Cody Cyrus is a man of white ethnicity. He has natural brown hair and eyes. He has stylized his hair blond, as can be seen in several photos on his Instagram account. His stature and weight are unknown.
Christopher is only six months older than his half-sister Miley.
Christopher is Billy Ray Cyrus older child related by blood. Brandi and Trace, despite being considered Billy’s children too, are not related by blood to him.
On 27 April 2015, Christopher shared a photo on his Instagram of him and a woman lying down together. However the identity of said woman is unknown.