Tracy Montgomery, the wife of Montgomery Gentry singer Eddie Montgomery, has stated that her decision to file for divorce was not tied to her husband's recent diagnosis of prostate cancer. In an e-mail to the LEX 18 News station in Lexington, Ky., Montgomery wrote, "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. For the sake of my children, I prefer to handle things from here on out in a private manner. God Bless, Tracy Montgomery." Eddie Montgomery was served divorce papers at his steakhouse on Tuesday night (Nov. 30). Then he posted (and later removed) several comments on Twitter speculating that her intention stemmed from her inability to cope with his cancer diagnosis, which was made public last month. He plans to undergo surgery this month.
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