Billy Ray Cyrus on Miley's Dating: 'I Just Go with the Flow'

Country singer and actor, Billy Ray Cyrus — who you may know better as Hannah Montana's dad — appeared on the TODAY show to talk about his next movie, Christmas in Canaan, and, of course, his wildly popular, rapidly maturing 16-year-old daughter.

When asked about Miley Cyrus' highly publicized romantic life — and speculations about her sex life, Billy Ray seemed surprisingly unfazed.

"To be honest, I just go with the flow. Whatever's meant to be, Miley's got a good head on her shoulders. She's got a lot of good friends; that's most important," Cyrus told Hoda Kotb. "I think she's got people around her that she can trust. It's important to have friends in life — boys and girls."

Hoda and Billy Ray had a look at the just-released, first photo of The First Family, which was taken by Annie Leibowitz, the photographer who shot the notorious, nearly nude picture of Miley. His reaction to the Obama family photo?

"I was just surprised she didn't wrap 'em in sheets," Cyrus joked, eliciting lots of laughs from the TODAY staff.

Before he left the TODAY studio Billy Ray made sure to plug his new film, which tells the story of a "redneck" in 1964, whose son gets in a fight with a black boy. Cyrus says it's the most important film he's ever been in, and called it "a social statement about our past, present and future." It's based on the Kenny Rogers book by the same name, and will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on December 12.

 

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