Tracy Montgomery from Facebook this morning: There are two sides to every story.
Despite what is being said, Eddie's cancer had absolutely nothing to do with my decision.
It's what the public doesn't know that finalized an extremely difficult decision that I was forced to make.
I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this most traumatic time in our lives..
soooo....here is how the story was first told on Facebook:
allegedly....Eddie Montgomery got served by a waiter when he had dinner with his daughter at his steakhouse in Kentucky Tuesday night.
And he got served divorce papers by an officer of the court.
Eddie, one-half of Montgomery Gentry, was rocked by the marital split from Tracy, who chose to leave him as he prepares for surgery this month for prostate cancer. The couple has been together more than 20 years, but she did not feel strong enough to go through his health battle with him. Eddie reacted with shock, posting notes to his fans on Twitter and Facebook, though he’s since taken them down.
“OMG,” he wrote, according to the Lexington Country Music Examiner, “I just got my heart broke.”
Tracy told Eddie she “can’t deal with the stress of someone going through cancer,” the duo’s publicist, Kirt Webster, confirmed this morning.
Tracy, according to the publicist, called Eddie Tuesday night and asked what he was doing. He told her he was at his restaurant, Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse, eating with his 23-year-old daughter, Brooke. Shortly after, the divorce filing was presented to him at the table in front of Brooke.
Eddie held the grand opening for the steakhouse in Harrodsburg, Ky., in September, performing “Lucky Man” at the event. He announced Nov. 18 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He’s slated to undergo surgery in December