Someone pass the tissues! Voice contestant Janice Freeman — who was on Team Miley during Season 13 of the hit NBC singing competition series — recently took to Instagram to let fans know that Miley Cyrus gave her a very generous gift. According to the 32-year-old singer, Miley, 25, paid her rent.
In an emotional live video, Janice revealed how much the former Hannah Montana star’s act of kindness meant to her. “Like, I said before — Miley, you are my dawg, my best friend, and I will defend you to the bitter end. When I say you got somebody that got your back…This woman blessed me to be able to move in. Do you understand?” Janice said through tears. “What she don’t know is I’ve been praying for her. I’m so overwhelmed and I need y’all to understand that it is time to go into 2018 believing in God for real.”
“Miley, I’m telling y’all, that woman is no joke. And let me say this, too. Because not only did she do that, but she put me and my family in a wonderful two-bedroom apartment until I found something,” she added. “Y’all don’t understand that you see these things on TV, you see things happening, and all of that. But you don’t understand that these people are real. And her heart is so huge and she allowed God to use her to bless my life.”
Though Janice was eliminated on the Nov. 28 episode of The Voice, she and Miley have remained close ever since. The “Wrecking Ball” songstress posted a touching Instagram tribute to Janice on Nov. 29, insisting that their friendship is forever. “Just when my heart misses u so much I don't think I can stand it .... I remember something special.... nothing ends for us tonight .... it BEGINS!” she wrote at the time. “Our friendship is infinite! I love u to the moon, my STAR! J + M = 4EVR @janicefreeman”
As fans are well aware, Janice has gone through some very tough times before finding success in showbiz. At 21 years old, she gave birth to her daughter, Hannah. When Hannah turned four, her father passed away from cancer. Then, in 2012, Janice was diagnosed with cervical cancer — which she fought and survived. Janice is now happily married, but has struggled to provide financial stability for Hannah. But, thanks to Miley, she’s one step closer to carving out a better future for herself and her family.