What happened to Tish Cyrus’s ex-husband Baxter Neal Helson?

Updated: September 22, 2022

Baxter Neal Helson is an American drummer who is best known as the ex-husband of Tish Cyrus. While his exact date of birth remains unknown, it is common knowledge that he was born in 1966. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Helson had an interest in music from a young age and decide to hone his skills as a drummer. There isn’t much information regarding the personal life of Helson, his upbringing or even his parents. Helson chooses to spend a private life and has not disclosed any information to the media.

Affair and marriage with Tish Cyrus:

Helson and Tish met at a local party when they were relatively young. The young couple soon fell in love and got married in 1986. The pair are parents to two children: Brandi Glenn Cyrus and Trace Cyrus. Brandi Cyrus was born on the 26th of May, 1987, a year after the wedding. The pair  welcomed their second child, a baby boy Trace Cyrus, on February 24, 1989. Both Brandi and Trace have become influential figures around music. Brandi works as an actress, singer, and DJ. She is also the co-host of the Bravo show Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design and Conquer, and Your Favorite Thing podcast. On the other hand, Trace is an American musician and guitarist of the band Metro Station.

Baxter Neal Helson
American drummer Baxter Neal Helson

What happened between Baxter and Tish Cyrus?

But trouble soon followed and the happy couple divorced in the same year their son was born. Rumors have it that Tish was involved in extramarital affairs even after her marriage to Baxter. Following the divorce, a battle ensued between the pair for the custody of children. After a series of court cases, the custody was handed to Tish with an arrangement for Baxter to visit his children from time to time.

Baxter Neal Helson ex wife Tish Cyrus
Baxter Neal Helson(R) & ex-wife Tish Cyrus (L)

Life After Divorce:

Following their Divorce, Baxter went back to living in Kentucky and has been living there ever since. Little is known about his life after the divorce and no information is available regarding his career either. In a bid to lead a normal life, Baxter chooses to stay away from social media. Information regarding his relationships after the divorce remains unknown.

As for Tish Cyrus, she met Billy Ray Cyrus who was yet to become famous as a country singer. The pair met sometime in 1991 at a club, interestingly Billy was homeless and living out of the car at that time. During the dating affair they had the birth of Miley Cyrus on November 3, 1992. Miley Cyrus is the most popular of Cyrus household.  Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus took the wedding vow in 1993. The marriage spanned over 28 years before the pair decided to go separate ways. Tish filed for divorce in 2022 citing irreconcilable differences. This is the third time Tish and Billy previously filed for divorce in 2013 and 2010 respectively, however they went on to mend their differences and saved the marriage. In total the pair gave birth to three children including Braison Cyrus (born 1994) and Noah Cyrus (2000).

Leaving guardianship to Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus: 

Baxter Neal Helson is the biological father of Trace and Brandi, however neither of the children use the surname Helson and there is a reason for it. His wife Tish Cyrus born as Leticia Jean Finley, took custody of both children. She raised them with their step-father Billy Ray Cyrus. Baxter had every right to become part of  their upbringing and was present for them whenever he could. However, at one point, Baxter was presented with the toughest decision of his life to give away both of his children for adoption, which means he no longer had the right to visit them unless by a mutual consent. Swallowing the hardest pill, Baxter Neal Helson forfeited his guardianship right and let Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish adopt Trace and Brandi. After adoption, Brandi Glenn Helson changed her name to Brandi Cyrus and Neil Timothy Helson to Trace Cyrus.

A bit on Tish Cyrus:

Tish Cyrus is  Leticia Jean Finley by birth name. She was born on May 13, 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She is American by nationality and if ethnicity is concerned she is white. Tish Cyrus is producer and actress and works as manager for her daughter Miley Cyrus who is singer, songwriter and actress. Tish is executive producer of 2010 romance/drama “The Last Song” starring his daughter- the movie is based on the novel of same name by Nicholas Sparks.

Baxter Neal Helson net worth:

Baxter Neal Helson is a drummer by profession. Although the man likes to stay away from media spotlight he has no control over the fame. Despite a music career as a drummer, Baxter is famous as the ex-spouse of Tish Cyrus. Talking about his wealth, Baxter has a reported net worth of $1 million as of 2022. As for his ex-spouse, Tish has a net worth of $20 Million.

Baxter Neal Helson social media update:

Those wondering what most days of Baxter Neal Helson look like? The easiest way to find out is by following his social media profiles. However, the man is meticulous and does not leave any traces. For now, we can conclude Baxter Neal Helson is not available on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or he could be using under a different name. As for Tish Cyrus she has over 1 million followers on Instagram, Brandi Cyrus also has over 1 million Instagram followers, Trace Cyrus has over 713k Instagram followers.

Quick bio:

Birth Name:Baxter Neal Helson
Birthdate:1966
Birth Place:Ashland, Kentucky, U.S
Age:About 55 year-old
Ethnicity:White
Nationality:American
Parents:N/A
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Divorced
Wife:Tish Cyrus (m. 1986-1989)
Children:Trace Cyrus, Brandi Cyrus
Profession:Drummer
Awards:None
Net Worth:$1M
Social Media:N/A

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