HALL OF SHAME! COUNTRY MUSIC’s BIGGEST CHEATING SCANDALS

Published on: April 7, 2014
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HALL OF SHAME! COUNTRY MUSIC’s BIGGEST CHEATING SCANDALS

Boozin’, cheatin’ and double dealin’ – these country stars not only sing about it – they live it! Country’s biggest cheating scandals! YEE-haw!

RANDY TRAVIS and LIBBY HATCHER The 19-year marriage of “Diggin’ Up Bones” singer Randy, 54, and his manager/wife Lib, 72, collapsed in 2010 when Lib did some diggin’ of her own and caught Randy – on camera – in the arms of their dentist’s wife! Randy’s paramour, Mary Beougher, dumped her dentist hubby and now lives with Randy on his Texas ranch. Not long after, long-sober Randy fell face-first off the wagon and found himself on the wrong side of the law. On one occasion, a drunken, naked Randy wandered into a convenience store, wrecked his car and landed in jail. Last July, he suffered viral cardiopathy, followed by a stroke, and now faces a long recovery.

GARTH BROOKS & TRICIA YEARWOOD Long before Garth, 52, and his wife of 15 years, Sandy Mahl, divorced in 2001, rumors had been flying that the “Friends in Low Places” singer was MORE than friends with country singing pal Trisha Yearwood. The divorce couldn’t have come as a surprise to Sandy – Garth admitted in a Barbara Walters interview in 1993 that he’d cheated multiple times. Garth and Trisha, 49, wed on Dec. 10, 2005. Despite releasing a duet about a cheating couple, “In Another’s Eyes,” in 1997, the platinum-selling pair insist their friendship didn’t turn romantic until six months after Garth’s marriage ended.

 JASON ALDEAN When “Big Green Tractor” singer Jason, 37, started kissing cheerleader and “American Idol” alum Brittany Kerr, 25, at a Sunset Strip bar in 2012, he thought nobody was watching. But he was wrong – and the hot shots instantly went viral! Jason’s wife of 12 years, Jessica, saw the photographs, and that marked the beginning of the end. Their marriage exploded into a $20 million divorce war, and Jason, who originally dismissed the cuddling as a drunken one-off, now admits that he’s still dating Brittany.

LEANN RIMES and EDDIE CIBRIAN  “CSI: Miami” star Eddie, 40, shattered two marriages – LeAnn’s, to backup dancer Dean Sheremet, and Eddie’s, to “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville. But it wasn’t exactly the happily ever after she’d hoped for. LeAnn checked into a “treatment facility” after reportedly learning that Eddie was still in touch with his former mistress, small-time actress Scheana Marie. LeAnn claimed she entered treatment after being cyber-bullied. According to a source, Brandi has said: “Eddie will never change – once a cheater, always a cheater.” But LeAnn, 31, and Eddie are still together.