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Trace Adkins

Divorce a Long Time Coming

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

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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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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Dumb hick

173 days ago
2.

Mr Wood    

WELL WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THOSE PEOPLE...SINGING THAT SH(!)T KICKIN' CRAP......

173 days ago
3.

Lil-za    

He has a strange look on his face.. Suppressing a sneer?

173 days ago
4.

BDSMASTER    

He is a douche bag. Come on over to the Dark Side little girl ;)

173 days ago
5.

Boogeyman    

he turned into a real d-bag, well maybe not turned, but comfortable with it bein shown

173 days ago
6.

angie    

Maybe they'll take a page from Gwyenth Paltrow and Chris Martin.

173 days ago
7.

Raphie    

Play the song backwards and he get's back together with his wife, sobers up, gets his truck and his dog back...

173 days ago
8.

cj    

Rhonda probably finally got tired of living with a drunkard.

173 days ago
9.

AllieHughes    

She will get a young stud to make her scteam with delight

173 days ago
10.

Whatever    

He probably couldnt get it up anymore, either.Drunk ass loser

173 days ago
11.

Numapass    

He needs to spin this and all the rest of it into a song ASAP.

173 days ago
12.

Rectum?Damn Nearly Killed Him    

Who is this Hillbilly? I'll bet you anything he drive a pick up with a gun rack in the back. Lives on mayo sandwiches. Probably had sex with animals and his siblings. Did I leave anything out??

173 days ago
13.

JB    

Getting a divorce because you're a cheater and alcoholic with a violent tendency, oh and of course instead of working on the most sacred person in your life - your wife or your husband - and growing together, you use the excuse, "well we just grew apart." is NOT putting your kids first. Giving them what they want financially is not what they really want. So try to validate it any way you want you're putting YOU before everyone else, even your kids.

Adkins you're a punk and I don't even like your music.

173 days ago
14.

franklyspeaking    

$$$$$$$

172 days ago
15.

grumpiestoldman    

Rhonda is a sweetheart and a great record exec who saved Trace's career. I hate to see her go through this. Best of wishes going out to both of them.

172 days ago
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