Rock Star Facing Divorce After 18 Years

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Creed frontman Scott Stapp and his wife, Jaclyn, are parting ways after 18 years of marriage, as the iconic rock band prepares for a highly anticipated reunion tour.

The couple’s split, which was confirmed by a representative for Stapp, comes after years of challenges in their relationship. Jaclyn initially filed for divorce in June 2022, but later withdrew the petition. However, Stapp followed suit in May 2023, indicating the finality of their decision to end their marriage.

“Out of respect for their family, Scott intends to navigate this difficult time privately,” a rep for Stapp told People.

 

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Despite their efforts to salvage the relationship, the couple ultimately concluded that their marriage was no longer sustainable. A source close to the couple revealed that they had been struggling for some time but attempted to work through their differences.

“Scott and Jaclyn had determined the marriage was over but continued to try to make it work,” the source said.

Stapp and Jaclyn share three children together, and their well-being remains the top priority as the divorce proceedings unfold. The decision to separate was undoubtedly difficult for both parties, especially considering their long history together.

Jaclyn’s representative acknowledged her challenging journey in the relationship, emphasizing her decision to move forward despite never anticipating divorce. The model’s resolve to prioritize her own well-being reflects a commitment to personal growth and happiness.

Stapp, known for his introspective lyrics and emotive vocals, has openly discussed the profound impact of his family on his life. In a previous interview, he credited his wife and children for teaching him the true meaning of family, particularly after a tumultuous childhood.

“Relationships teach you a lot of things, good and bad, and I’ve learned that no matter how they resolve or how they continue, that each stage in each season of the relationship is most definitely a learning experience,” he said. “You have to look back at it as such, no matter what, and you have to reframe it. Reframing it no matter what the circumstance is precipitates growth and helps you become a better human being and a better partner.”

The impending divorce marks another chapter in Stapp’s journey of self-discovery and growth. Reflecting on his past struggles, including a public battle with bipolar disorder and substance abuse, Stapp emphasized the importance of learning from life’s challenges.

The news of the divorce comes at a significant time for Stapp, as Creed prepares to embark on a highly anticipated reunion tour. The “Summer of ’99” and “Are You Ready?” tour, spanning 60 cities across the US and Canada, marks the band’s first reunion tour since 2012.

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