Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bret Michael And Tish Cyrus Deny Rumored Affair

As soon as Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus announced their divorce the rumors began, even as the duo, without naming names, attempted to make clear that there were no third parties involved in their marital demise.

Now Bret Michaels has gone one step further, naming himself and telling the world—which, let's be honest, probably won't listen—that he was most definitely not the thorn in the Cyrus' once rosy marriage.

"The reports of my client having an affair with Tish are unfounded and a complete fabrication," a rep for Michaels told E! News. "He has been a close friend of the family for some time and has worked with Miley. Tish, Miley and Bret have worked on several professional projects together over the last year and that is it."

That work, lest we forget, was a rendition of "Every Rose" that was released earlier this year, during the promotion of which both Michaels and Miley Cyrus used every opportunity to trumpet his closeness to the Cyrus clan.

"It's unfortunate that the sad breakup of Billy Ray and Tish has to be further tainted with these lies being reported," his rep went on.

Tish's camp has followed Brett's lead in flat-out denying anything other than a professional relationship between the duo.

"It's not true," her rep told E! News. "They had a working relationship."