Billy Ray Cyrus‘ first encounter with Firerose came when he was taking a break with his dog on the set of Hannah Montana, the hit Disney Channel series he starred on with his daughter Miley Cyrus from 2006 until 2011.
“On that given day, Firerose came out of the front door,” the “Achy Breaky Heart” singer told People. “There was almost a moment of, I don’t know, recognition. I was like, ‘This girl’s a star.'”
While Cyrus had no idea who Firerose, then 22, was at the time, his future fiancé definitely knew who he was. “Growing up in Australia, my love of music was predominant over everything,” she said. “I’ve known his music since forever.”
There for an audition, Cyrus offered to introduce Firerose to the Hannah Montana crew and invited her to watch the show’s rehearsal.
“She met a lot of the cast and met the producers, writers,” he said. “And, in some ways, well, in a lot of ways, we became friends.”