Billy Ray Cyrus is Thrilled About Miley's Engagement

Posted Thursday October 18, 2012 9:22 PM GMT

It goes without saying that Miley Cyrus was ecstatic when longtime boyfriend Liam Hemsworth dropped down to one knee and popped the question, but Billy Ray Cyrus is happy for the young couple, as well.

When asked about his daughter's fiancé, the 51-year-old country singer replied, "Liam [Hemsworth]'s a great guy. I like Liam a lot. The main thing for me is that both of them are happy. Miley's worked really hard, and I'm enjoying right now seeing her so happy."

Prior to popping the question, Liam talked with the "Hannah Montana" star about taking his daughter's hand in marriage - winning over daddy certainly didn't hurt.

"The Last Song" co-stars were engaged on May 31st after dating for three years, leading Miley to say, "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam."

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