Billy Ray Cyrus And Tish Cyrus have broken their silence about their most recent divorce filing.

“It is after 30 years, five amazing children and a lifetime of memories, we have decided to go our separate ways—not with sadness, but with love in our hearts,” the former couple said in joint statement issued to People. “We’ve grown up as a couple and have a wonderful family. Now it is time for us to make our own path.”

Insisting that they did not “come to this decision lightly or quickly,” the soon-to-be exes are committed to keeping things amicable.

The statement continued, “We will always remain family” and said that they look forward to continuing and lovingly sharing their experiences as parents and friends. “With all the happenings in this world, we wanted some closure and clarity so that we could remain focused on what’s important.

According to documents obtained by CelebHomes News, Tish filed court papers in Williamson County, Tennessee on April 6 to divorce the “Achy Breaky Heart” singer after more than 28 years of marriage on the basis of “irreconcilable differences.” In the filing, the 54-year-old notes that she and Billy Ray, 60, haven’t lived together since February 2020.