Country music star Jimmy Allen and his wife Alexis Gale have announced their divorce – with the expectation of the birth of their third child
Country music star Jimmy Allen dropped two bombs on Friday.
The 37-year-old Music Artist shared on social media that he and his wife Alexis Gil are expecting their third child and are separating.
In a formal note written in white handwriting on a black background, he said, “After much consideration and reflection in recent months, Lex and I have made the decision to separate.”
The singer added, “As we navigate this life change, we can also share that we will welcome another child together later this year.”
The couple, who wed in May 2021, already share daughters Naomi Betty, 3, and Zara James, 18 months.
Split shock: Country music star Jimmy Allen dropped two bombshells on Friday as he announced he and wife Alexis Gale are expecting their third child and are parting ways
Unfortunate: In a formal note written in white handwriting on a black background, he said, “After much thought and consideration in recent months, Lex and I have made the decision to separate.”
Allen already has an eight-year-old son named Aden from a previous relationship.
“Our number one priority is, and always will be, ensuring that our children are healthy, happy and loved,” the playmaker added.
In addition, he said, “We remain committed to co-parenting with love and respect for each other.”
“In light of our growing family, we respectfully request privacy during this time.”
Comments on his post were disabled and Alexis shared the same note on her personal Instagram account.
She also republished a quote in her stories that read: “We must be willing to give up the life we have planned, in order to have the life that lies ahead.”
Back in March 2022, the musician spoke to Entertainment Tonight about fatherhood.
He told the publication, “Going from two to three is a huge jump!
‘It’s cold. We love them and we are definitely grateful for our children. Sure, we feel outnumbered, yeah. (And we.’
Jamie, who hails from Delaware, added, “We threw around the idea of maybe having another idea in four years, thought about it, took turns on the idea. Then we shut down the idea.”
The star and his soon-to-be ex-wife got engaged in 2019 and had to postpone their marriage due to the pandemic.
Forwarding: The singer added, “As we navigate this life change, we can also share that we will welcome another child together later this year.”
Family: The couple, who wed in May 2021, already share daughters Naomi Betty, 3, and Zara James, 18 months; Jimmy also has an 8-year-old named Aden from a previous relationship
Reflective: Alexis shared a quote in her stories that read, “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, in order to enjoy the life that lies ahead.”
The duo had only been together for a few months when he proposed to her during a trip to Disney World in Florida.
Although they had hoped for a 2020 wedding, Jamie revealed in July that they had to postpone the event.
Alexis and Jimmy grew up in the same town of Milton, Delaware, but only met when introduced by his cousin.
“With Alexis being from my hometown, it’s always like having a piece of home with me,” Jamie told People early on in the relationship. We had instant communication. It was as if we had always known each other.