Fowler claimed the “Take Your Time” singer, 37, was guilty of “inappropriate marital conduct” and “adultery” in documents recently filed in Tennessee, according to TMZ, who was first to report the news.
Though the couple — who married in April 2017 — had not publicly announced that they were expecting, the documents reveal that Fowler is pregnant and due in May.
She is asking for alimony, child support and primary custody of the child, as well as for each party to be “awarded their respective separate property.”
“The husband is guilty of such cruel and inhuman treatment or conduct toward the spouse as renders cohabitation unsafe or improper,” the documents state.
Hunt had previously expressed interest in growing their family, telling KISS Country 99.9 Miami’s TC & Dina radio show in July that he and Fowler had “seriously” started thinking about having kids.
Hunt and Fowler were due to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary in April, and in honor of their four-year milestone in 2021, the country star shared a tribute to his wife on Instagram.
After several years of dating on and off, the pair reunited in 2016 and were married the next year in an intimate ceremony in Georgia.
The reunion took some convincing on Fowler’s part, as Hunt told Entertainment Tonight in 2017 that he visited Hawaii “about seven times in three months” to try “to talk to her about coming back. The seventh trip I convinced her,” he said.
The pair’s rocky road to romance inspired much of Hunt’s debut album Montevallo, though he later apologized to Fowler in the lyrics of “Drinkin’ Too Much” for disrupting her privacy.