There’s your trouble! The Dixie Chicks’ lead singer Natalie Maines Pasdar is divorcing her actor husband Adrian after 17 years of marriage. We’ve got all the details.
Well this should make for some new sad country songs as the Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines Pasdar, 42,has filed for divorce from her husband of 17 years Adrian Pasdar, 52. You might remember him from shows like Heroes and Judging Amy and their marriage seemed to be one of the most solid in country music. The couple wed back in 2000 and have two sons Jackson, 16, and Beckett, 12. The pair met at the wedding of her bandmate Emily Erwin, 44, to Charlie Robison, 52, back in May of 1999 where she was a bridesmaid and he was a groomsman. They tied the knot just over a year later in June of 2000 at Las Vegas’ Little White Wedding Chapel just hours after her band played a sold-out show there. TMZ reports that “irreconcilable differences” was the cause of the split and that the divorce is “amicable.”
The pair had a no-frills wedding, paying just $55 for a simple ceremony that included use of the chapel, traditional music and the minister’s fee. New York Rock reported at the time that, “The bride wore a one-of-a-kind vintage gown of champagne color Austrian crystals, designed by Giorgio di Saint Angelo. The groom wore a steel gray Prada suit with a black ruffled Gucci shirt.” They then celebrated their nuptials by going gambling at the Mandalay Bay casino where they reportedly won $740!
Adrian stood by Natalie’s side as the band weathered their huge controversy in 2003 when during a London concert she called out then-president George W. Bush over the U.S.’s invasion of Iraq, saying she was “ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas,” her home state. That caused a firestorm of controversy around the band that caused many country radio stations to ban their music and even hold album burning events.
Eventually the band released their critical darling of an LP Taking the Long Way, which Natalie was the primary songwriter. It went on to win won three Grammys for the single “Not Ready to Make Nice” and two Grammys for the album. In total, Nat won 10 CMAs and 13 Grammys in her career with the trio. Adrian even starred in the band’s 2000 murder anthem “Goodbye Earl” while Natalie provided a cover of “Amazing Grace” for his show Mysterious Ways.
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