Husband Asks Country Star Sara Evans to Admit Affairs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country star Sara Evans' husband is asking the singer in a court filing whether she was romantically involved with nearly a dozen people, including Kenny Chesney, Richard Marx and former "Dancing With The Stars" partner Tony Dovolani.
The 118-page document was filed Tuesday in Williamson Country chancery court as part of Evans' divorce from Craig Schelske, according to The Tennessean newspaper.
It asks Evans to state under oath and penalty of perjury whether or not she admits to "an affair/sexual relationship/romantic involvement" with Chesney, Marx, Dovolani or any member of her band. It also seeks to find out if there was any relationship with Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell or Chris Henderson — all members of the group 3 Doors Down.
The questions are included in a document used to obtain information from opposing parties during legal proceedings.
Evans has not yet responded, and the court filing provides no evidence that she had relationships with any of the named people.
John Hollins Sr., Evans' attorney, told the newspaper he could not comment because of a court-issued gag order. Evans' publicist did not return calls. Schelske's attorney, who is also bound by the gag order, did not return a call seeking comment.
A publicist for Chesney and a former manager for Marx declined to comment. Calls left for Universal/Republic, the record label of 3 Doors Down, were not immediately returned.
Evans filed for divorce the day after a blowup between the couple in a Los Angeles restaurant, after which police were called to the scene.
In previous court filings, Schelske alleged that he had learned of his wife's "intimate relationship" during the dinner.
A hearing in the case is set for Sept. 28 in Hickman County.
Evans made her recording debut in 1997, and her 2000 album "Born to Fly" went double platinum. Her hits include "Perfect," "Suds in the Bucket" and "Real Fine Place to Start."