The long and winding road. Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler had many ups and downs before filing for divorce earlier this month.
The duo dated for nearly a decade before announcing their engagement in January 2017. Three months later, the couple tied the knot, but after nearly five years of marriage, We Weekly confirmed on Monday February 21 that they had separated.
The split made headlines three days after Fowler accused the ‘Body Like a Back Road’ crooner, 37, of ‘inappropriate marital conduct’ and ‘adultery’ in court documents. Hunt’s ex-wife, who is pregnant with their first child, filed for divorce in Tennessee on Friday, Feb. 18, months shy of their fifth wedding anniversary.
Although the duo did not publicly announce Fowler’s pregnancy before their separation, court documents obtained by We note that her due date is in May.
While Fowler has stayed out of the spotlight as much as possible, Hunt gushed about his longtime love before and after their April 2017 wedding. The musician even sang Fowler’s praises during a break in their relationship in 2015.
“Respect for women was a very important part of my upbringing. The women in my life demanded it of me,” the Georgia native said. Billboard in August of that year. “I spent a lot of time chatting with [Hannah] on the songs [on my debut album, Montevallo] and asking, ‘What do you think?’ Her perspective was a powerful part of my ability to connect with female audiences, not just male audiences.
After the pair reconnected the following year, Hunt released his 2017 hit song, “Drinkin’ Too Much,” in which he apologized for drawing attention to Fowler on his debut album – especially since his hometown was the title of the record.
“I’m sorry I named the album Montevallo / I’m sorry people know your name now / A stranger hit you on social media,” he sings on the track. “I know you want your privacy / And you got nothing to say to me / But I wish you’d let me pay off your student loans / With these songs you gave me.”
In a rare public act, Fowler seemingly showed the country crooner’s support in March 2020 by attending one of his shows. The outing came months after Hunt was arrested in November 2019 for a DUI.
The “House Party” singer was ordered to pay a fine, take an alcohol safety course and have his license suspended for a year. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in prison, but the tennessian reported in August 2021 that all but 48 hours of his prison sentence had been postponed. He was to serve the remaining time in DUI education centers.
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