Los Angeles: Singer-songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus is proud of his singer daughter Miley`s achievements and the way she is handling fame.
The 51-year-old, who co-starred with Miley in Disney`s ‘Hannah Montana’, says their relationship is better after a brief estrangement in 2011.
"I like right now just being her daddy and her friend. I like where our relationship is at right now. I`m very proud of her," Billy told E! News.
He added: "There`s two sides to the sword, and fame is a very dangerous thing. So you handle it with respect and caution, step by step, day by day. Knowing that, for me, I had a friend to talk to - he was called my dad - and that`s what I try to be for Miley."
In his memoir ‘Hillbilly Heart’, Billy has admitted that he is evasive about Miley`s engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth because he is unsure if they will tie the knot.
"I didn`t know the answer. They`re young. They`re kids. The great news is, they`re great friends. They`re really, really good friends. If you end up getting married, that`s your business too, you know?" he explained.