It seems that things between Sarah Evans and Harry “Jay” Barker are starting to get ugly.
The country singer married the former footballer in 2008, a year after finalizing her divorce from Craig Schelske. Evans and Schelske’s relationship made headlines in 2006 when she abruptly left Dancing with the stars as her marriage fell apart amid allegations of cheating by Evans and Schelske. The former couple, who married in 1993, share three children.
While navigating her divorce, the “A Little Bit Stronger” singer was introduced to Barker, who was going through her own split, by her marriage counselor.
“He told us he had never known two people more alike,” Evans said. birmingham magazine in 2015. “He thought we could at least be supportive friends.”
The pair connected via emails and texts before hitting the phone.
“We got together with our kids as ‘just friends,'” the University of Alabama alum added. “Shortly they told us we should go out together.”
Barker shares four children with his ex-wife, Amy DiGiovanna.
“He’s my biggest fan and I’m his,” Barker said of Evans at the time. “As good as she is at music, she’s even better as a mother and wife.”
The duo moved their offspring to Alabama after exchanging vows.
“We really are a family. We don’t consider it “mixed”; they are just our children,” Barker said. People in 2011. “But we also understand our roles. If I’m there when the father of Sara’s children is there, I give him his place as a father.
Evans added: “The kids really love each other. It works. We’re so lucky.
After nearly 14 years of marriage, the couple made headlines when Barker was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The booking stemmed from an alleged January 2022 incident in Nashville after he allegedly tried to hit Evans with his vehicle.
While the arrest drew attention to Evans’ August 2021 divorce filing, there were signs of trouble in the couple’s marriage. Scroll down for a timeline of their relationship: