The wife of country singer and actor Trace Adkins has filed for divorce after 16 years of marriage.
According to court documents, Rhonda Adkins filed the paperwork on Tuesday in Williamson County, Tennessee. The documents cited “irreconcilable differences” as the primary reason of the split. It also included Rhonda’s demands for residential custody of their three children (aged 16, 12, and 9) as well as child support, health insurance for herself and their daughters, and alimony.
Another interesting bit in the divorce papers is Rhonda’s desire to be the sole beneficiary of her soon-to-be ex-husband’s life insurance policy.
The divorce is just one of several troubles that have surrounded Trace. Prior to the filing, he was at the Grand Ole Opry in his first public appearance since he completed his alcohol rehabilitation program. The 52-year-old music artist admitted himself to a rehab facility in January shortly after being involved in a cruise ship brawl with a Trace Adkins impersonator.
Adkins checked into rehab in January after cruise ship brawl
Trace has struggled with alcoholism for years and his decision to enter rehab came after he broke a long period of sobriety. Two weeks after, he checked out of the Florida treatment center in order to visit his dying father. After his father’s death, the country star completed the rest of his program.
The “You're Gonna Miss This” singer is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the winner of the hit NBC reality show All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Apart from his struggles with alcoholism, Trace also suffered a grave misfortune in 2011 when his home in the Nashville suburb of Brentwood, Tennessee was burned to the ground.
Rhonda Adkins is Trace’s third wife, with whom he has three young daughters. He also has two other daughters with his previous wives, Julie Curtis and Barbara Lewis. Curtis, who was his second wife shot him in the chest in 1994 during an argument over his beer drinking. Trace did not press charges against Curtis.
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