Garth Brooks is not divorcing Trisha Yearwood after nearly 14 years of marriage, despite a completely false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk the split story. The spouses are going strong.
“Garth & Trisha’s Marriage Explodes!” reads the headline on the cover of this week’s Globe. The accompanying article says the country star is preparing to dump his wife over her supposedly controlling ways. “Their wires seem crossed now as far as really communicating without it turning into a battle,” an alleged source tells the outlet.
The supposed source continues, “I think Garth, especially, is ready to walk unless they can find a middle ground – one that doesn’t include Trisha feeling like she calls the shots.” The tipster goes on to say that Brooks is “used to being in charge” when he’s on the road, “but at home, Trisha has a very definite idea of what their lives should be, and Garth is expected to go along with it.”
One major issue, according to the magazine, is that Brooks wants to move from Nashville back to his hometown of Oklahoma. The spouses moved to Nashville in 2014 after Brooks’ youngest daughter graduated from high school, but the “source” says he “really wants to go back to Oklahoma, where he feels at home… But Trisha won’t hear of it. She tells Garth she did her time in Oklahoma, and now that his girls are all grown they should be in Tennessee.” The seemingly phony source concludes that Yearwood “feels she’s earned the right to call the shots” after years of supporting her husband’s career, but he’s reaching his breaking point.
None of this is remotely true, but here’s what’s particularly interesting. Less than two weeks ago, Us Weekly published an interview with Brooks in which he gushed about his wife. This is especially significant because the magazine is a sister publication of the Globe. Considering that Brooks himself praised his marriage to Us Weekly, it’s quite astounding for an outlet owned by the same parent company to publish this divorce nonsense.
Meanwhile, Brooks and Yearwood spent the past week building houses for Habitat for Humanity. Both musicians shared photos and videos of their volunteer work on Instagram, and were clearly happy to be working together for a good cause. And earlier this month, Brooks shared an Instagram photo of himself watching proudly from backstage as his wife performed on opening night of her Every Girl tour. There’s an overwhelming amount of evidence to prove the spouses are in a loving and supportive marriage. The Globe‘s divorce report is coming out of left field and is completely baseless.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.