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Trace Adkins

Divorce a Long Time Coming

3/27/2014 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Trace Adkins' life sounds like a country song -- a drunken fight, rehab, the death of his father and now a divorce -- and it was anything but a spur-of-the-moment decision.

Trace's wife, Rhonda, filed divorce papers this week to end their 17-year marriage ... but Trace says they're still united in a way more important way -- making sure their children come first. The kids are 16, 12 and 9.

We're told Rhonda's decision to divorce was a long time coming -- and both say they're torn up by it.

It's been nothing but bad news for Trace since January ... when he got into a drunken fight with an impersonator on a cruise ship. He entered rehab to deal with his booze problem ... then bailed on rehab two weeks later to tend to his ailing father, who died in early Feb.  

And then this week ... the divorce. It's unclear if the split is related to his alcohol issues.


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Just Jay    

I liked him on the Apprentice. In recent interviews he's been flirty and didn't act like he was still married. When people get divorced it usually isn't a surprise to both of them.

208 days ago

Deborah Merritt    

the photo of Trace Adkins is photoshopped on the right side WHY TMZ??

207 days ago


Country music is very real for a lot of people. No different than rock, just a different beat. Dumb he is NOT. "blue ugly", your name says it all... you are sad you are so

74 days ago
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