Trace Adkins has not led an easy life. His previous two wives, whom he has long since divorced, have an additional member that has joined their ranks: his current wife. Rhonda Adkins has cited irreconcilable differences as the main reason behind her decision to separate from him.
"Trace Adkins' wife of 16 years, Rhonda Adkins (nee Forlaw), has filed for divorce," Us Weekly has confirmed. "The country superstar's wife cited "irreconcilable differences" in her papers, which were filed Tuesday, March 25."
One of Trace’s previous wives shot him in the chest during an argument over his obnoxious behavior while beer drinking. He had the patience and forbearance not to press charges against her. He also has children from his previous spouses.
And with Rhonda, Trace has three kids. Rhonda wants custody of the children too. And she seeks alimony not to mention the life insurance money that will be left behind after his death. It seems she is definitely after the country singer and actor’s blood.
According to Nashville's WSMV, "She is also asking for primary custody of the couple's three children and for Trace Adkins to pay child support, alimony and all her legal fees.The couple has been married for 16 years, and both of them live in Brentwood."
Trace has fought a lifelong battle with the bottle. He just cannot give up his liquor and so has gone to rehab several times. Recently, he got into a fight with an impersonator who was making fun of him on a cruise.
That got him into some trouble and was a source of mudslinging for the press. Rhonda has been with Trace since 1998. But today the two have had enough of each other. Trace has three adorable daughters: MacKenzie, Brianna and Trinity.
While Trace was in rehab he had to take time out to see his father who was getting on in years and quite ill. His father died leaving Trace in the bereavement process. Trace returned to rehab afterwards and completed his detox program.
Now his future depends upon remaining sober and maybe finding a new partner. But the three failed attempts should prove that maybe marriage does not lie in the cards. At least not anytime soon.
“Sometimes we need to be reminded of who we are, where we come from and what our history is." - Trace | https://t.co/OHjNq9vdOe— TraceAdkins (@TraceAdkins) January 7, 2014