Country superstar Trace Adkins is splitting from his wife after over 16 years.
Adkins' wife, Rhonda Adkins, filed for divorce in Williamson County, Tennessee Tuesday citing "irreconcilable differences", local TV station WSMV reported.
According to divorce docs obtained by TMZ, the couple was married in 1997. They have three daughters (aged 16, 12, and 9) and Rhonda is asking for primary residential custody as well as child support and alimony.
This is just more bad news in what is shaping up to be a rough year for the country singer: Adkins entered rehab in January for substance abuse after 12 years of sobriety, TMZ reported at the time.
He then left rehab a few weeks later when his father was dying, reports USA today. After his father died, he returned to finish treatment.
But most recently, on March 11, Adkins was spotted at the famous Grand Old Opry in Nashville singing "Kiss You All Over." According to the Los Angeles Times, a member of the band Exile -- also performing -- said the country singer "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."
So here's hoping this turns out to be a simple case of "conscious uncoupling."