Court documents state husband's adultery, pornography reasons for Sara Evans divorce
By Beverly Keel
Sara Evans filed for divorce Thursday from her husband of 13 years, Craig Schelske, in Williamson County, alleging that he had committed adultery, verbally abused her and frequently watched pornography at home. On Thursday, Evans announced that she has dropped out of the ABC show Dancing with the Stars to give her family her full attention.
On Sept. 28, one of the children confronted Schelske, 43, at the couple's Franklin home when he was watching pornography on TV, the filing stated. The couple's children are 2, 3 and 7 years old.
Evans, 35, requested a temporary restraining order prohibiting Schelske from physically and verbally abusing her, exposing their three young children to pornographic materials of any kind, consuming alcoholic beverages to excess in front of Evans or the children, and taking their children to Oregon, which would interfere with her temporary and pending custody.
Evans filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, inappropriate marital conduct and adultery.
Evans requested she be designated the primary residential parent and custodian of the children and that Schelske receive reasonable residential parenting time with their children.
She requested exclusive possession of their home and reasonable child support.
No court date has been set.
Late Thursday, her representatives released the following statement:
"Recent events that shed light on the status of her marriage prompted Ms. Evans to make the filing.
The statement continued, "A mother of three, Ms. Evans felt it was in her children's best interest that she also withdraw from competition on Dancing with the Stars, an ABC television series that she has been part of this fall, to give her family her full attention at this difficult time. 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."
Document edited for brevity and to remove explicit sexual details. -Doc
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