Avett Brothers drummer Jacob Edwards has been dropped from the band after confronting guitarist Seth Avett about his infidelity.
Edwards was the lead drummer for the Avett Brothers from January 2010 until December 2012. He was let go after he and his wife confronted Avett about his affair with actress Jennifer Carpenter.
“Jacob and his wife are good friends with Seth’s wife Susan, so they were really upset when they heard that he’d been messing around on her with Jennifer,” an insider told Radar Online. “Seth’s marriage crumbled because of it. And so did Jacob’s career with The Avett Brothers.”
On December 5, 2012, Edwards announced that he was “suddenly and unexpectedly in the market for a new job.”
“It’s because things with the band got too uncomfortable,” the source said. “They basically let him go, but he didn’t really want to be a part of the band anymore either if it was going to be so awkward with Jennifer and Seth. Jacob and his wife are loyal to Susan.”
Seth Avett and his wife were married in 2008, but Avett has been dating Carpenter since 2011. Avett announced that he and his wife were getting a divorce Tuesday on the band’s website, but made no mention of his relationship with Carpenter. The 33-year-old married to Dexter co-star Michael C. Hall on New Year’s Eve 2008 and by December 2010, the couple announced that they had filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized a year later. That same year, Carpenter and Avett began dating.
“The bottom line is that Jennifer and Seth’s friendship developed into a romantic relationship while he was still married to Susan, and before they separated,” the source said.
Jacob Edwards has since found a new job as a drummer for Son Volt, an alternative country group.
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[Pictured: Seth Avett, photo credit: Mark Runyon / ConcertTour / Flickr]