Sara Evans’ Estranged Husband, Jay Barker Speaks Out Following His Arrest

Barker, who has been married to Evans since 2008, issued a statement on social media the day after his arrest. The statement didn’t offer any new insight into the incident, but did imply that there is more to the story than is being reported.

I am humbled beyond words by the support I have received from friends, supporters and so many in the Alabama family. To all of you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

We all confront challenges in life, and my family and I are facing one now. Unfortunately, headlines and quick-to-publish news stories do not adequately capture the full context and complex fabric of our lives. I love my family dearly, and at this difficult time, I respectfully ask for privacy for the sake of my family and especially for our kids.

In gratitude,

Jay Barker
Romans 8:28

Evans and Barker wed in 2008 and separated in early 2021. Evans reportedly filed for divorce from Barker in August.

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