For a star widely criticised for her outrageously sexual on-screen antics and lapse attitude towards (alleged) public drug taking, her parents are pretty relaxed.
This is probably because, for the most part, they understand the publicity game she plays. Her father is the legendary country-pop legend Billy Ray Cyrus.
"Of course I'll always be here for Miley. Can't wait to see her when she gets home," he told Entertainment Tonight after witnessing his daughter in that MTV Robin Thicke grind-a-thon he couldn’t un-see, even if he wanted to.
"She's still my little girl and I'm still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change."
And her mother Letitia "Tish" Jean Cyrus has not only produced five of Miley’s films, but is also kind of behind this whole re-brand anyway as her manager.
But there is one now iconic outfit that reddens her with parental rage. And it’s this:
"That’s the only one I really didn’t like," Tish told E! News, referring to the outfit her 21-year-old daughter wore to the iHeartRadioMusic Festival in Vegas in September: a white, gorilla-esque string top and fluffy sleeves, complete with tiny black nipple pasties that left her bare breasts on full display.
"I was there for that," Miley’s 26-year-old sister, Brandi Cyrus, added, saying "and there was some tension."
That’s the only time ever," Tish said. "Now Miley’s 21, so, you know," she said laughing.