Break out the champagne -- Miley Cyrus is turning 21! The controversy-plagued singer-actress will celebrate her benchmark birthday on Nov. 23. In honor of the big occasion, we're taking a look back at her first 21 years of highs and lows. Keep reading for the highlights.
On Nov. 23, 1992, "Achy Breaky Heart" singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his girlfriend, Leticia "Tish" Finley, welcomed daughter Destiny Hope. (Months earlier, another woman gave birth to Billy Ray's first child, son Christopher Cody.) The following year, while she was pregnant with their second child, Tish and the country crooner made it official. Billy Ray adopted his new wife's two children from a previous relationship, and in 2000, they made it Seventh Heaven when Tish gave birth to their third child together. The family of seven lived together on a 500-acre farm outside Nashville, where little Destiny earned the nickname "Smiley" -- which was eventually shortened to just "Miley."