Miley Cyrus's Mom: Our Family Is Stronger Than Ever

03/21/2011 at 04:40 PM EDT

Miley Cyrus's Mom: Our Family Is Stronger Than Ever
Billy Ray, Miley and Tish Cyrus
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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus recently announced that he was calling off his divorce. Now his wife, Tish, is speaking out – with a message of thanks to supporters.

"Big thanks to all of our family, friends, and fans who have kept us in their thoughts and prayers," Tish wrote in a post on her official Facebook page. "I feel so blessed to have so much support from all of you."

"Our family weathered a huge storm and I feel we are stronger than we have ever been," the statement continues. "Much love to all of you guys! You're the BEST."

In October, Billy Ray filed papers to end his 17-year marriage. But last Friday, during an interview on The View, the country singer announced that he was withdrawing his divorce petition.



"I want to put my family back together," he said on the show.



After his initial divorce filing, Billy Ray gave an unguarded interview to GQ in which he blamed Hannah Montana for "destroying my family," and said that daughter Miley Cyrus was surrounding herself with bad advisers.

Miley's response? "She's very hurt and angry," a source told PEOPLE at the time.

Now, though, Miley, 18, says her family "is doing better," according to a source, who adds that the singer still won't discuss her father.

But, the source says, "Miley seems happier and more relaxed in the past few days."

"When Tish is having a hard time, Miley spends more time with her," says the source. "Now [that] the divorce is called off, Tish is doing better and Miley is getting her life back."

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