This will be the only tragic tale country signer Trace Adkins will be singing for a while as his wife Rhonda Adkins files for divorce. Trace and Rhonda Adkins had been married since 1997 and so the split would end their marriage of almost 17 years. They officially separated on March 24.
Trace Adkins, born Tracy Darrel Adkins, is an American country music singer and actor. He is perhaps best known for his hit singles such as: (This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing, You are Gonna Miss This and Ladies Love Country Boys. The year started on unpleasant terms for Atkins as on January 19, 2014, he went relapsed, breaking 12 years of sobriety.
Adkins for a long time has suffered due to his alcoholism and entered rehab in 2001 in an attempt to control it. He, however, relapsed while on a cruise to Jamaica where he reportedly had a falling out with a Trace impersonator. The impostor was singing karaoke at a bar on the ship Adkins was on.
The star however was quick to assess his condition and entered a rehabilitation facility. His representative in a statement said that Adkins had entered a treatment facility after a minor setback against his struggle with alcoholism. As he faced the issue with utmost determination, the representative asked that the privacy of Adkins’s family be respected.
Yet it is rather surprising that news of the divorce should come only months after Adkins checked into the rehabilitation facility. There have not been any confirmed reports whether the split is related to the entire alcohol issue, but many have already started to connect the dots. It is a tragic year for Adkins no doubt as his wife files for divorce right after he goes into rehab.
Rhonda Adkins filled the divorce documents in Williamson County, Tennessee. She also cited irreconcilable difference as the reason behind the split. She is seeking primary residential custody of her three daughters, aged 9, 12 and 16. Along with the primary custody, Rhonda Adkins also filled for child support, legal fees as well as alimony from Trace Adkins. She also expressed her desire to be named the sole beneficiary of Trace’s life insurance policy.
Adkins’s representative said that even though the couple was not able to work out their differences, they still share the same outlook towards their children. Trace and Rhonda Adkins are united in the cause to make sure that the interest of their daughters come first. The representative added that the singer wholeheartedly thanks everyone for respecting their privacy as they both continue to work through the issue.
Although their marriage headed toward the end on March 24, the terms on which it ended are still to be decided. Rhonda Adkins has made her intentions known and has clearly expressed her desires. Whether or not Trace accepts these conditions or presents his own remains to be seen. Truly the year has not been of to a good start for Trace Adkins as he faced one set of problem after the other. His has yet to make any official comments after his wife filed for divorce.
By Hammad Ali