Fowler originally alleged that the country music star, 37, was “guilty of inappropriate marital conduct” and “guilty of adultery,” per court documents obtained by TMZ.
It was not publicly known that Hunter and Fowler were expecting a child together prior to the report. The legal docs, which were filed in Tennessee, reportedly reveal that Fowler is pregnant and due in May.
Fowler sought alimony, child support and primary custody of their forthcoming child.
“The husband is guilty of such cruel and inhuman treatment or conduct toward the spouse as renders cohabitation unsafe or improper,” the documents reportedly state.
It was not made clear if the couple had a prenuptial agreement, but Fowler originally requested for each party to “be awarded their respective separate property.”
Hours after filing, Fowler requested that the petition be “voluntarily nonsuited without prejudice.” This means she will be able to file for divorce again in the future.
Hunt shared in July that he and Fowler wanted to become parents “sooner than later.”
While on the KISS Country 99.9 Miami’s TC & Dina radio show, Hunt said that he and Fowler were thinking about starting a family together.
“I hope so. We’ve been talking about it for a while, but we’ve really started thinking about it seriously here these past few months, so that’s on the agenda right now. And I’m hoping that we’ll have some good news sooner than later.”
The two celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in April.
The couple was first engaged in January 2017 and married in an intimate Georgia ceremony just months later.
The couple’s on-again, off-again 14-year relationship was a launchpad for many of Hunt’s songs on his 2014 debut album, Montevallo. The singer later apologized for disrupting her privacy on his 2017 track “Drinkin’ Too Much.”
The song lyrics say in part: “I’m sorry I named the album Montevallo. I’m sorry people know your name now, and strangers hit you up on social media,” says Hunt in the spoken-word lyrics. “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.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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