Dixie Chicks Natalie maines divorce

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Natalie Maines is untieing the knot with her husband. She is famous for her political dislike of George Bush and Donald Trump.  She also is famous for her remake of the song Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. She also was part of a famous band from Houston, Texas,  The Dixie Chicks. Her husband is Adrian Pasdar who is famous for being an American actor and voice artist. He is known for playing Jim Profit on the TV series Profit, for his roles in Near Dark, Carlito’s Way, Mysterious Ways and as Nathan Petrelli on Heroes.  Natalie Maines filed her petition for divorce on Friday, June 30.

Maines, 42, and Pasdar have been married for 17 years. They wed in June 2000 at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas after hitting it off at fellow Dixie Chick Emily Strayer’s 1999 nuptials to Charlie Robison. The singer was a bridesmaid, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actor, 52, was a groomsman.

The breakup is “a private family matter,” according local media establishments.

The Grammy-winning musician cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce petition. She is seeking joint custody of their 12- and 16-year-old sons. The child custody issues will be split amicably.  This is a best case situation when you have young children.

Over the years, Maines has kept her personal life private, but she and the Dixie Chicks have made headlines for their strong political stances. In June 2016, the band mocked Donald Trump during a concert. While performing their hit “Goodbye Earl,” the band revealed a poster of Trump, 71, pictured with devil’s horns and a goatee.

Maines has also tweeted her dislike for the current president, tweeting in January that she’d “like to apologize” to the world for Trump’s “intolerance.”

Natalie Maines is back on the market.

The Dixie Chicks singer filed for divorce from her husband of 17 years, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Heroes” star Adrian Pasdar.

“It’s a private family matter,” Maines’ rep said in a statement.

Maines and Pasdar first met at bandmate Emily Robison’s wedding, where Maines was a bridesmaid and Pasdar was a groomsmen. They were married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in 2000 and have two sons — 16-year-old Jackson Slade and 13-year-old Beckett Finn.

Maines reportedly requested joint custody.  Joint custody is a two fold request in all divorce petitions. There is the physical custody of the child.  Usually a successful split of a couple with the issue of custody will be a joint division of the custody arrangement.  The next step is the Joint Legal custody issue.  Again, Courts are more often than not to award joint legal custody.  The reason is that legal custody is more the decision making options a parent has in deciding where a child goes to school and all health care decisions relating to the child. If the Maines and Pasdar do what she has stated to the public they are going to do then they will have joint legal and joint physical custody of the children together.  The California law is clear that both parents should enjoy frequent and continuing contact with both children.

The Dixie Chicks were most recently in the spotlight at last year’s Country Music Awards, where they shared the stage with Beyonce for a rendition of her “Lemonade” track “Daddy Lessons.”