Trace Adkins Getting Divorced After 16 Years Of Marriage
Ellisha Rader Mannering
Trace Adkins’ wife recently filed for divorce after 16 years of marriage. She filed papers in Tennessee on Tuesday, citing “irreconcilable differences,” as the reason. She has also filed for alimony and primary residential custody of the couple’s three daughters. She was also bold enough to request to be the primary beneficiary on Trace’s life insurance policy.
Things haven’t been going well for Trace this year and he just finished a stint in a Florida rehab facility. He entered the facility at the beginning of the year for alcohol-addiction. He had to leave the facility after two weeks to spend time with his dying father and to attend his funeral.
After the funeral he went back to the facility where he finished his treatment. He was released in February and began making appearances. He even showed up at the Grand Ole Opry to perform a few songs with the group Exile.
Exile band member Sonny LeMaire commented on Trace’s appearance saying, “He looked like a million bucks. He has lost weight. He’s toned up. He was smiling. Trace Adkins was smiling and grinning from ear to ear. He said he feels great. It was good.”
Trace Adkins has had a fairly long and successful country music career. His first single, “There’s a Girl in Texas”, was released in 1996 and made the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. He has made several film and television appearances and has always been open about his battles with alcohol.
The singer has not released a statement about his divorce and it is likely that he will try to keep it a private matter. Hopefully he can continue his sobriety in spite of the divorce and will be able to stay out of rehab and continue to make music.
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