As Will Smith once eloquently put it, "Parents just don't understand." Or, rather, they try to, but sometimes fall short. Some children though, are fortunate enough to have parents who are willing to expand their minds and go outside of their belief systems or preconceived notions in an effort to understand their kids, because their love for them trumps everything else. And, it appears that Tish Cyrus is one of those parents. In Miley Cyrus's recent interview with Paper Magazine, she talks about her bisexuality and explains that telling her religious mom about this was a real revelation.
She told the magazine,
I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys. And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.
Regardless of the initial difficulty, Tish's acceptance of her daughter for who she is is what really matters. Not all parents and children who are at odds on their beliefs can find such secure common ground based on love, but it's clear that the Cyrus women have found it and that it's a part of what makes their relationship so special.
Here are seven other instances that show the pair's special relationship.
1. When Tish Was Vocal About Her Support Of Miley's Happy Hippy Foundation
But really, it's hard to find an instance where the elder Cyrus isn't supporting her daughter.
2. When Tish Made Sure To Commemorate Miley's Beloved Late Dog's Birthday
3. When Miley's Mama Gave This Badass Quote
In Miley: The Movement, Tish proclaimed, "Anyone that’s ever said, ’Where’s her mother?' Right beside her — through good, through bad, through arguments, through crying, through I don’t care what — right there."
4. When Miley Captured This Adords Video Of Her Mom Dancing During A Family Hang Out Session
No family is perfect, but this particular moment definitely is.
5. When Miley Penned This Beautiful Birthday Shout Out For Her Mother (Aka Her Identical Twin)
The love is so apparent.
6. When Miley Captured Her Mom Being A Nuturer In Action
7. When Tish Appreciated Miley's Short But Sweet Note More Than Her Epic Gift
It's definitely the thought that counts.
So, as you can see, Miley and Tish Cyrus are without a doubt, mother/daughter relationship goals.