Sara Evans and Jay Barker’s Second Chance at Love

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Sara Evans and Jay Barker's shared pain blossomed into a beautiful, lasting bond.

Country music starlet Sara Evans‘ marriage to Craig Schelske ended in an extremely messy, painful, and public divorce on September 28, 2007. Their fourteen year union produced three beautiful children, Avery Jack (1999), Olivia Margaret (2003), and Audrey Elizabeth (2004).

Check out the adorable sibling trio in a recent snapshot below!

Birthday dinner for Avery! #siblings

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Despite the fallout from her first marriage, the Missouri-born songstress gave love another chance when she met University of Alabama football star-turned-sportscaster Jay Barker. The couple was introduced by pastor Joe Beam, who Evans had turned to for guidance during her very public split. The two bonded over their separate divorces and got married on June 14, 2008 in Franklin, Tennessee.

7 years!!!!! Happy Anniversary Jay! I love you! #timeflies #luckyseven @arealfineplace

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Evans and her three children relocated to Mountain Brook, Alabama, to reside with Barker and his four children with former wife
Amy DiGiovanna— Andrew (1999), Braxton (2000), and twins Sarah Ashlee and Harrison (2001).The blended family is happier than ever!

In honor of #MothersDay this Sunday, throwing it back to 2008 with the entire family! #TBT #FamilyIsEverything

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In 2015, Evans parted ways with longtime label RCA Nashville and signed a new recording contract with Concord Music Group a year later. The “A Little Bit Stronger” songbird is currently working on her eighth studio album, which is expected to drop in early 2017.

Barker now works as an analyst for ESPN Radio and is an on-air personality for WJOX in Birmingham, Alabama.

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