Kenny Chesney writes a song about Renee Zellweger breakup

Kenny Chesney shoots a Corona beer ad.
Country singer Kenny Chesney, who quickly courted and wed actress Renee Zellweger only to have the relationship end in an annulment four months later, has kept pretty quiet about the whole affair – until now. Chesney has a new album to plug, and one of the songs on it is about the breakup.

On his latest album Lucky Old Sun, Kenny Chesney writes about the end of his four-month marriage to Renee Zellweger.

He tells Newsweek recovering from the split was “was horrible. It took a while. Years. It’s been since 2005.

“I was probably as emotionally and mentally exhausted as I’d ever been,” he goes on. “And that was due to a lot of things — having the foot on the gas pedal constantly, and my breakup with Renee Zellweger.”

So, he says, “I got in a plane and went down to the Virgin Islands. I was completely by myself.

“I didn’t want to be around anybody,” Chesney continues. “So the next thing you know, it’s me and a pen, and I sat down and wrote a lot of lines of this song, ‘Nowhere to Go, Nowhere to Be.’”

Asked if he was nervous writing about the Zellweger split, he tells Newsweek, “It’s the truth. It’s my life.

“I’ve been in a lot of states of mind in the last three years,” he says. “In that way, it’s a pretty honest record. I’ve let myself be more emotionally vulnerable in some of the lyrics. I think that was good therapy.”

He says he has “no idea” what the actress will think. “I don’t know. It’s unpredictable.”

Chesney tells Newsweek they still talk “every now and then. I don’t want to say this whole record is about her.”

Is he still heartbroken?

“Not at all,” says the singer, who adds that he is dating again. “I already wrote those songs. I’m on to something else.”

[From People]

I think Renee is just not the marrying kind. If you recall, their entire relationship, beginning with their introduction during a telethon to benefit the victims of the tsunami in India, took less than a year. Kenny had admired Renee since seeing her on screen in Jerry Maguire and even wrote a song inspired by that movie called “You Had Me at Hello.” They met in January and were wed by April. The details over what went wrong were never made public, but Renee did cite “Fraud” as her reason for filing. Whatever the reason, it sure seems like it took Kenny a lot longer to get over the relationship than Renee.

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  1. maria says:


  2. c says:

    Never have gotten the attraction of this guy. Whenever I see a picture of him, I go “ew”.[insert vomit symbol here] RZ irritates me because I HATED her in Cold Mountain. :evil: She was so totally NOT the Ruby of the book. Both of them, pretty much make me go “ew”.

  3. Legend says:

    What’s the song called? “I lost my beard”?

  4. princess says:

    He is just trying to sell more records by mentioning her.
    Completely agree with c: and legend.
    It took 4 months before she realized that there is no hair under that hat.

  5. jess says:

    she filed for fraud because she forgot that she likes women.

  6. aleach says:

    they were only married 4 mos and before that not many people even knew they were dating…hes still heartbroken about that…3 yrs later??! hes so sensitive…. :roll:

  7. Jeanne says:

    C’mon get over it Kenny. Renee did cite fraud as the reason for the split, whatever that means. Maybe Chesney– has a chestnut– for a male appendage, who knows. Just leave it alone.

  8. vdantev says:

    What was the title ? “My Love Ran Down Your Leg and Now You’re Gone”?

  9. alecto says:

    He’s better off without Squinty Eyes.

  10. Gigohead says:

    If his chestnut is as big as the corona bottle in between his legs in that first shot..

    then he had me at “hello”

    yayayayayayay :D

  11. Beachy says:

    Kenny Chesney seems to be a pretty honest guy especially when it comes to song writing. Yeah, he also has a marketing degree so if mentioning his short lived marriage to RZ will sell more records, well, why not? He should be able to do that, after all, he lived it, not us. I don’t beleive that’s why he did it, but that’s just my opinion. Also, the whole “fraud” thing–if you know anything about how the law works you know that if you don’t have a real, legitimate reason like abuse to get an annulment and you just want to get out of it, you use the fraud claim. You can say that you wanted kids and he said he did too and then when you got married he renigged on that item and bingo–you have fraud. I doubt her reason was real or legit but rather that she just wanted out of the marriage and wanted to pretend it never happened so she wanted an annulment instead of a divorce. Annulments are less messy but you can’t just “want” one, you have to have a reason; real or imagined as long as you can convince a judge that it’s real. Also, if all you are attracted to is the physical (shallow) then you might go “ew, (insert vomit symbol here) but how can you not be attracted to a guy who likes to have a good time and works hard to make sure you have one too, has a great sense of humor, and has those eyes and those pecs? And sings songs that make you want to sing along? Hahaha! That sounds attractive to me!

  12. melanie says:

    whats the song called that he sings about 9 11 ?

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