Trace Adkins' Wife Files for Divorce
Not clear whether alcohol is the reason for the split
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2014 9:40 AM CDT
Musician Trace Adkins and his wife Rhonda arrive at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2009.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – Maybe Trace Adkins' drunken cruise ship bar brawl with a Trade Adkins impersonator was just too much for his wife. Less than three months after that insane incident, Rhonda Adkins has filed for divorce from her husband of almost 17 years, TMZ reports. She cited "irreconcilable differences," and it's not clear if Trace's alcohol problem (he just got out of rehab, according to the Los Angeles Times) has anything to do with it. She wants primary custody of their three daughters, child support, alimony, and—in what TMZ calls an "interesting" move—to be named sole beneficiary of Trace's life insurance policy. (In other celebrity marriage news, Robin Thicke recently told both E! and People he and estranged wife Paula Patton are "both very happy," though it's not clear whether a reconciliation is in the works.)

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Mar 28, 2014 10:04 AM CDT
TMZ are ignorant. An existing life insurance policy is a marital asset and it's very typical to designate beneficiary spouse or kids as part of the divorce settlement. He can always get another policy if there's someone else he wants as a life insurance beneficiary.
Mar 27, 2014 6:26 PM CDT
The soon-to-be-ex-Mrs. Adkins sounds like she's ready to hire a hit man. "Make me the sole beneficiary on his life insurance"? Uh, hell to the no!
Mar 27, 2014 1:09 PM CDT
Huh? Who the Hell is that Hick?