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Jake Owen Divorce: Country Star & Wife Split After 3 Years

Fri, August 7, 2015 4:55pm EDT by 1 Comment
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Not another one! Jake Owen took to Twitter to announce his divorce from wife Lacey Buchanan after three years of marriage. Such sad news for this country couple!

Jake Owen, 33, decided that when announcing his divorce from wife Lacey Buchanan, 26, on August 7, he wouldn’t go to any media outlets to break the news; he’d handle it himself on his personal Twitter account. The country star shared his statement on the split — a heartfelt and bittersweet message. They’ve sadly become another one of the celeb couples who have been breaking up lately.

“I wanted to let my fans know how much I’ve appreciated their support of not only my career, but my family as a whole,” Jake tweeted. “Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage. We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure that she has a beautiful life with loving parents. We appreciate you respecting our privacy during this time.”

Jake added: “this is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.” A hard thing to share on such a public platform. Lacey and Jake met on set of his “8 Second Ride” music video, and began dating when she starred in “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” The couple married in May 2012, and had their daughter later that same year.

Sadly, Jake and Lacey’s divorce doesn’t come as much of a surprise to his fans. In July 2015, Jake did an interview with America’s Morning Show, in which he talked about the problems in his relationship.

“Right now—and I haven’t said this a lot lately because I didn’t think this was anyone’s business other than mine and my wife’s—but my wife and I, for the last few months, have really been having a hard time and struggling with communication, and literally talking about divorce and all kinds of stuff,” he said. “And I don’t want to talk about that, but after long conversations for days and weeks, part of us talking about it and getting it out there and letting people know that we’re the same as they are, we have problems, too, it made us feel better talking about the things we’ve kept from each other.”

What a terrible situation for both Jake and Lacey. We hope they can get through this tough time for themselves and their daughter. HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Jake and Lacey are divorcing?

— Samantha Wilson