In 2006, Sara Evans went through a very public split from Craig Schelske. The headline-making divorce began while Evans was a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, forcing her to leave the show for personal reasons.
While coping with the heartache, Evans’ minister suggested that she reach out to Barker, a former University of Alabama football star-turned-sports radio personality, who happened to be going through a divorce around the same time.
“He told us he’d never known two people more alike,” the “Suds in the Bucket” singer recalls to AL.com. “He felt we could at least be supportive friends.”
The pair first exchanged emails and texts and soon began to chat over the phone. They eventually went on their first date and the rest is history.
Evans and Barker exchanged vows on a picturesque farm just outside of Nashville on June 14, 2008.
The singer and her three children relocated to Mountain Brooke, Alabama where she and Barker reside with their combined seven kids.
“She’s my biggest fan and I’m hers,” Barker previously shared. “As great as she is at music, she’s even better at being a mom and wife.”
Fans can continue to watch the couple’s love story unfold on Instagram where Evans often share photos of each other and their children.