Montgomery Gentry star Eddie Montgomery's wife TRACY has filed for divorce.
The country singer, who fronts the duo with his longtime collaborator Troy Gentry, was served divorce papers on Tuesday (30Nov10), according to CMT.com.
The news comes at a bad time for Montgomery, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier in the month (Nov10) and is due to undergo surgery in the coming weeks.
But Tracy has dismissed rumours her husband's medical battle prompted her decision to end their marriage.
She tells LEX 18 News in Kentucky, "Despite what is being said, Eddie's cancer had absolutely nothing to do with my decision. It's what the public doesn't know that finalised an extremely difficult decision that I was forced to make. I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this most traumatic time in our lives. For the sake of my children, I prefer to handle things from here on out in a private manner."
The couple has four children together.
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