Jack Owen is getting a divorce.
On Friday, August 7, the country music superstar announced to his fans, via Twitter, that he and his wife Lacey Buchanan were filing for divorce.
“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. Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage,” he wrote, noting that it was the hardest thing he had ever had to do. “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.”
The couple met on the set of Owen’s “Eight Second Ride” music video where Buchanan served as his co-star in the clip from his “Easy Does It” album, according to Fox News. They later started dating, and after a short engagement, decided to get married in 2012. They welcomed their daughter Pearl later that year.
Apparently, the couple has been having marital issues for a while now. In June, Owen opened up to Nash Country Weekly, saying that he and Buchanan had been struggling with communication and were talking about getting a divorce.
“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 at the time.
Despite his marriage ending, Owen’s career is booming. According to Yahoo News, he is set to release his fifth studio album on Sony Music Nashville’s RCA Records Label, and he has already released the first single off of it titled, “Real Life.” He will also be hosting the Academy of Country Music Honors show in Nashville, Tennessee on September 1.
Owen said he wanted to make a great album with a consistent theme throughout, which is something he has never done before.
“I’ve never made a record like that before,” Owen told Taste of Country. “I’ve made a record with a bunch of random songs on it that worked on radio, but I want a piece of material that is consistent throughout each song, that talks about that feeling of growing up,” he says. “The feeling of looking back and the feeling of appreciating it all.”
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