Country singing star Sara Evans has announced she is quitting the hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars” and also filing for divorce after 13 years of marriage.
“Recent events that shed light on the status of her marriage prompted Ms. Evans to make the filing,” said Allen Brown, her representative at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, in a prepared statement. Brown added that her decision to leave the hit ABC show was “to give her family her full attention at this difficult time.”
Evans, 35, and her husband Craig Schelske, who live in Williamson County, Tenn., were married in 1993 and have three children together. .
The singer has been winning over fans each week on the television show that sees her along with 11 other celebrities teamed with professional dancers and competing each week for a group of judges.
“Ms. Evans hopes that her fans and TV viewers who’ve supported her in recent weeks and throughout her music career will respect and understand her need for privacy in the face of these recent events,” Brown said in the statement.
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