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Kenny Chesney Explains Renee Zellweger Marriage, Divorce: 'Panic'

Apr 11, 2010

Renee Zellweger's ex-husband Kenny Chesney has opened up about why he ended their marriage after just four months. Talking to Oprah Winfrey, Chesney gave a vague, rambling explanation that it did not fit into the "box" he had created for his life - suggesting he may have been unable to handle the intense media spotlight the marriage created.
Kenny Chesney Explains Renee Zellweger Marriage, Divorce: 'Panic'.

Kenny Chesney Explains Renee Zellweger Marriage, Divorce: 'Panic'.

But despite how the relationship ended, he still praised his ex, calling Zellweger "a sweet soul".


He insisted it had been "tough", but admitted: "I just wasn't ready. I panicked. I look at my life as a box. ... So everything that I put in - learn how to play guitar, put that in the box; the friends I made, I put that in the box, and my career grew; everything around me, all of the awards and all of the songs I wrote and all the success and everything, I put in that box."

Winfrey - seeming a little confused - then asked if the marriage had been inside or outside the box. Chesney burst into laughter, eventually saying: "It was out of the box."

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