“Dixie Chicks” singer Natalie Maines helped propel the country band into superstardom.
Smash hits such as “Ready to Run” and “I Hope” helped the band earn 13 Grammy awards and 23 nominations since 1998.
But it’ hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the leading lady. Maines has often been the center of controversy, especially when it comes to politics:
Some may remember in March 2003, the artist apologized for being from the same state as President George W. Bush to a London audience during a Dixie Chicks performance:
“Just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.”
Despite several years of backlash, Maines continued her dissent almost 14 years later:
Just so you know…I'm ashamed the President elect is the President elect every single second of every single day.
— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) January 9, 2017
Many fans were ashamed and angry at her comments:
@teganandsara where in the history of ever has USA been happy with the elected president? Get over it. He is your president
— Sharon Gueller (@s_kgueller) January 10, 2017
And now, the Grammy Award winner is dealing with a split all her own. According to USA Today, the “Not Ready To Make Nice” singer has filed for divorce from her longtime husband, actor Adrian Pasdar.
The pair, which has been together for 17 years, met at the wedding of fellow Dixie Chick Emily Robison Strayer, USA Today reported.
Over the years, Pasdar and Maines built a family together with their two teenage sons, Jackson Slade, 16, and Beckett Finn, 13:
Though the often-outspoken artist is keeping quiet about the details of her divorce, Maines’s rep, Cindi Berger, told USA Today that their ordeal was a “private family matter.”
In the meantime, Maines can be found coming for Donald Trump on Twitter:
I just heard @realDonaldTrump is going to bring back the milkman and typewriters, so the world stops laughing at us.
— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) June 2, 2017