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After 17 years of marriage, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines, 42, and her husband, actor Adrian Pasdar, 52, are divorcing. The couple has two sons, ages 16 and 12.


Natalie reportedly filed the divorce papers June 30. According to TMZ, she cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, and is seeking joint custody of their sons. Yet “sources connected with the couple” tell TMZ their breakup is amicable.

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The couple married in Las Vegas in 2000 after meeting at the wedding of fellow Dixie Chick Emily Erwin (now Strayer) and singer-songwriter Charlie Robison. Natalie and Adrian served as bridesmaid and groomsman, respectively, at that wedding.

Adrian is best know for roles in the TV series’ “Heroes,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Colony” and “Mysterious Ways,” among numerous other film and TV acting credits. He also played a police officer in the Dixie Chicks’ memorable and cinematic music video, “Goodbye Earl.”

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A rep for Natalie declined to comment to E! News, calling the divorce “a private family matter.”

Phyllis Stark is a Nashville-based entertainment journalist who has been reporting extensively on country music (and loving every moment of it) for more than two decades.
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