The latest on Sara Evans and Jay Barker


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In case you missed it, Sara Evans' husband, former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, was arrested last week on aggravated assault charges in Nashville after allegedly attempting to hit Sara and another person with a vehicle. According to Nashville's Tennessean, Jay was held for a 12-hour "cooling off" period after posting $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 22nd. Sara and Jay were married in 2008, but separated in April with Sara filing for divorce in August citing irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct on the part of Jay. Sara was previously married to Craig Schelske from 1993 to 2007. Jay was also previously married from 1995 to 2007. 

Well, now he’s addressed the incident. In a post on Instagram he shared that he is “humbled beyond words" by the support from his friends and family, but suggested reports of the incident are misleading. “We all confront challenges in life, and my family and I are facing one now," he writes. "Unfortunately, headlines and quick-to-publish news stories do not adequately capture the full context and complex fabric of our lives.” He goes on to say that he loves his family "dearly" and adds, "At this difficult time, I respectfully ask for privacy for the sake of my family and especially for our kids." Meanwhile, initial reports said Sara and Jay were separated, but according to court documents Sara actually filed for divorce from Jay back on August 24th citing “irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct.” They do not have kids together, but both have kids from previous relationships.

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