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Rodney Atkins Divorce

It's UNSAFE for Us

to Live In the Same House

12/15/2011 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rodney Atkins divorce documents
Rodney Atkins
and his wife agree ... they don't think it's safe to continue living under the same roof ... this according to the divorce docs obtained by TMZ.

We broke the story ... the country superstar filed for divorce after he was arrested last month for allegedly attacking his wife Tammy in a drunken bender in his Tennessee home. Rodney claims the allegations are completely false.

Now, we've obtained the divorce documents, in which both Rodney and Tammy agree they are "unable to live together successfully as husband and wife."

Both Rodney and Tammy also state that the other is "guilty of such inappropriate marital conduct as renders further cohabitation unsafe and improper."

According to the docs, Tammy is demanding sole custody of the couple's 10-year-old child -- plus she wants alimony, child support and Rodney to pay for her legal fees.

Rodney is demanding joint custody -- and claims he's willing to pay child support -- but he wants Tammy to pay for HIS legal fees.

For now, the judge has signed off on a restraining order -- barring both Rodney and Tammy from "harassing, threatening, assaulting or abusing the other party."

29 COMMENTS

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1.

Tammy    

Why would she ask for sole custody? As far as I know, there isn't any child abuse issues. I just don't understand women with so much evil and malice in their heart that they'd try to deny a child their father. Oh, well. Whatever.

857 days ago
2.

TMZer    

whatever - just another celebrity marriage done! big deal!!!! this is NOT news.

857 days ago
3.

Jay W.     

@Tammy # 1 It's because Tammy Atkins is a piece of sh.. ! I know her type... unfortunately. Your dead on about much evil and malice

857 days ago
4.

Parah Salin    

She's probably every bit the bitch as he is the bastard.

857 days ago
5.

ShrinkWrap    

Tammy, maybe it has something to do with his violent temper. He was arrested for trying to smother her. Who wants their child to grow up around that?

857 days ago
6.

carlianne    

Rodney Atkins is Mike Curb's golden boy at Curb Records. They just made a big deal about him renewing his contract. There is no way the Nashville press missed this. I suggest cover up in Music City.

857 days ago
7.

deborahp554    

There was no oover up in country music, it just that we don't want to know every mynute detail of every single second of a country stars life, that is what makes us different from regular fans and why all our stars don't mind talking to the paps. To us, it's not our business and it's not ours to comment.

857 days ago
8.

KIM    

WHO?????

857 days ago
9.

Rogue Warrior    

According to the docs, Tammy is demanding sole custody of the couple's 10-year-old child -- plus she wants alimony, child support and Rodney to pay for her legal fees.


So typical of women today, demanding EVERYTHING without working a day in their pathetic lives. Give me MY share, what a bunch of BS!!!

857 days ago
10.

Simone    

A SuperStar ? ? ?

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Wait a minute..... did TMZ just call this guy a SUPERSTAR ? ? ?

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Funny I've never heard this guys name until right now yet TMZ "claims" he's a superstar.

857 days ago
11.

charley    

then she was right...you tried to kill her.....what an azz ole!

857 days ago
12.

Kat    

BACK OFFF HATERS... no one knows what lead up to this unfortunate event. I've meet him several times--let me tell all you he's a great guy & DEVOTED FATHER I don't believe any of it!!! Lov ya Rodney

857 days ago
13.

Nicole    

As no one was behind closed doors with the couple, no one knows the real story. All your seeing is the story painted different ways. So to all the big mouths out there put a sock in it.

857 days ago
14.

Hisjules    

test

857 days ago
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Sanctity of marriage    

What about the "Sanctity of marriage" I think they should say married once you put that ring on your finger that is it and if he beats you to death well you married him that is what you get Divorce kills the "Sanctity of marriage" it's holly, they did stand in frond of god did they not?

857 days ago
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