The Real Reason Renee Zellweger And Kenny Chesney Divorced


Renée Zellweger has spent nearly three decades
in Hollywood, garnering attention both on-screen and off. From her rumored engagement to comedian Jim
Carrey to her seven-year relationship with musician Doyle Bramhall, much of Zellweger’s
private life has been subject to public scrutiny. However, in the midst of her numerous high-profile
relationships, many might’ve forgotten that, for four months in 2005, Zellweger was married
to country music star Kenny Chesney. According to an unnamed source, the now two-time
Academy Award-winning actress and Chesney met in January 2005 at NBC’s “Concert of Hope”
tsunami aid telethon. Zellweger’s friends said the Oscar-winning
actress had hoped to meet Chesney and planned to “pass him a note” during the event. Before she could, however, the actor and singer’s
publicists began talking about Zellweger’s intentions. Her friend explained, “When the broadcast wrapped, [Chesney] went
over [to Zellweger] and said, ‘I hear you are trying to pass me a note – don’t let the
principal find out.'” Less than four months after their initial
meeting, Zellweger and Chesney wed in an intimate ceremony in the Virgin Islands. But what made their relationship go south
so soon after returning to the north? After only four months of marriage, the Jerry
Maguire actress filed to annul her marriage to Chesney, citing “fraud” as the reason for
dissolving their brief union. Once the press got hold of this news, said
accusations of fraud ignited rumors that the singer might be gay. In response to this intense scrutiny, Zellweger
released a statement to clarify her reasons, which read, in part, “The term ‘fraud’ as listed in the documentation
is simply legal language and not a reflection of Kenny’s character. I would personally be very grateful for your
support in refraining from drawing derogatory, hurtful, sensationalized or untrue conclusions
and greatly appreciate your understanding that we hope to experience this transition
as privately as possible.” Zellweger and Chesney later released an additional
joint statement, which read, in part, “The miscommunication of the objective of
their marriage at the start is the only reason for this annulment. Renée and Kenny value and respect each other
and are saddened that their different objectives prevent the success of this marriage.” Obviously frustrated by the media’s reports
about the annulment, Chesney spoke to Playboy in 2009. “That is the most unbelievable thing in the
world […] What guy who loves girls wouldn’t be angry about that s—? I didn’t sign up for that. I think people need to live their lives the
way they want to, but I’m pretty confident in the fact that I love girls. I’ve got a long line of girls who could testify
that I am not gay.” He went on to explain, “In order for us to get an annulment, the
legal papers could claim either physical abuse, which wasn’t true, or three or four other
things that also weren’t true. The best thing we could put in there was fraud. So I said, ‘All right, do it. Whatever.'” “The only fraud that was committed was me
thinking that I knew what it was like, that I really understood what it meant to be married
and I really didn’t.” In 2010, Chesney told Oprah Winfrey that,
ultimately, he panicked, saying, “I look at my life as a box. So everything that I put in – learn how to
play guitar, put that in the box. The friends I made. I put that in the box, and my career grew. That box I built grew into this wonderful
house […] and you protect everything and all the relationships and all the people that
helped you build that house.” But, when it came to his marriage, Chesney
admitted, quote, “it was out of the box.” He told Winfrey, “[Renée’s] a sweet soul, no doubt about it,
but I just wasn’t ready […] This is the first time I’ve actually talked about it,
but that’s what happened.” In the years since their annulment, Zellweger
has continued to defend Chesney whenever the subject comes up. During an interview in 2016, while doing press
for Bridget Jones’s Baby, a reporter for the Advocate broached the topic, to which Zellweger
replied, “It made me sad that somehow people were using
that as a way to be cruel and calling someone gay as a pejorative, which has fateful consequences. Of course, there’s the bigger-picture problem
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21 thoughts on “The Real Reason Renee Zellweger And Kenny Chesney Divorced

  1. Let me guess. List had run its course and they found out they really weren't in love.

  2. Just be happy for her , she just won her 2nd Oscar . What a comeback. Her marriage to Kenny was a very long time ago and only lasted a minute. Everyone has moved on fr it long ago.

  3. I wonder what in the hell Kenny Chesney thought the word "marriage" meant. Didn't the two of them discuss their careers, her acting parts, his music tours, etc etc etc? Oh well. He continues to make great music, so perhaps that will have to be enough for him, and I try to catch whatever she's starring in. I wish them both well.

  4. Congrats to kenny on his 34th No. 1 hit….amazing legend in music…..writes his own music too…..amazing talent….

  5. Her performance in JUDY is timeless. One of the best in the history of the cinema.

  6. OK.Kenny is straight. Duly noted. No need to refer to “ long list of women who can prove it “. That is just very……tacky. And totally unnecessary. He is a very talented artist and appears to be a genuinely nice person.

  7. Maybe it's a coincidence to post about everything in the last couple weeks but the Amber Heard case on abusing Johnny… or a hidden agenda.

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