Zac Brown and his wife Kelly Yazdi are divorcing after four months of marriage, a rep for the Zac Brown Band frontman confirmed to Billboard on Friday (Dec. 29).
“We are in the process of divorce,” the pair said in a joint statement sent to Billboard. “Our mutual respect for one another remains. We wish each other the best and will always appreciate our time together. As we navigate this personal matter, we simply request privacy during this time.”
TMZ was first to report the news.
Billboard reported in December 2022 that Brown was engaged to the actress/model/stuntwoman. Last month, TMZ reported that the pair had secretly wed on Aug. 31 in Coweta County, Georgia.
This was the second marriage for Brown, who was previously married to Shelly Brown from 2006 to 2018. The former couple share five kids: daughters Justice, Lucy, Georgia and Joni and son Alexander.
As the co-founder and lead singer of the Zac Brown Band, Brown has scored 34 hits on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, including 17 top 10s and eight No. 1s, starting with their breakthrough smash “Chicken Fried” in 2008. The group — which formed in 2002 — has scored three Grammys, including best new artist in 2010.
Last month, Brown joined Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney and Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally to pay tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett at the 2023 CMA Awards. Over the summer, Brown offered an update on the health of his bandmate John Driskell Hopkins, who was diagnosed with ALS last year. “It’s been tough for Hop and our band, but he is our brother and we’re doing all that we can to support him every day,” Brown told People of the group’s founding bassist.
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