Rodney Atkins has filed for divorce from his wife Tammy after he was arrested following an argument at their Tennessee home.
Tammy Atkins called 911 at 7:47 AM on November 21, reporting that they had been arguing all night when things turned physical.
Tammy claims Rodney tried to smother her with a pillow, later grabbing her face and tossing her down the hall.
Rodney’s wife said the singer “had been drinking alcohol all night and was intoxicated.”
Atkins was arrested and later released on $2,500 bail.
The country singer’s attorneys have released a statement, calling the arrest an “unfortunate verbal dispute” and confirming Atkins has since filed for divorce.
It reads, “Mr. Atkins realized he would have no recourse but to file a complaint for divorce. He has exercised substantial parenting time with the parties’ son and he will continue to do so while the divorce is pending. Mr. Atkins wants to thank his fans for standing by him as he is confident the truth will prevail.”