It’s all over between Jimmie Allen and his wife Alexis Gale! The Freedom Was a Highway singer recently announced his separation from his pregnant wife Alexis on the social networking platform Instagram.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, at the moment, Gale and Allen are expecting their third child together. Keep scrolling further to learn the reason behind the pair’s split.
Jimmie Allen splits from pregnant wife Alexis Gale
On Friday, the American singer-songwriter took to his Instagram page to share a personal update with his fans. In a statement issued, he shared that he and his wife Alexis Gale who are all set to welcome baby no.3 later in 2023 are parting ways.
Jimmie whose real name is James Edward Allen started by writing, “After much thought and reflection in recent months, Lex & I have made the decision to separate. As we navigate this life change, we can also share that we will be welcoming another child together later this year.”
The When This Is Over crooner went on to say, “Our number one priority is and always will be ensuring that our children are healthy, happy and loved, and we remain committed to co-parenting with love and respect for one another.”
Allen concluded, “In light of our growing family, we respectfully request privacy during this time.” Soon after, his pregnant wife Alexis shared the same statement on her Instagram page.
Jimmie whose new competition show My Kind of Country is currently streaming on the platform Apple TV+ shares two daughters: Zara James, 17 months, and Naomi Bettie, 3, with Alexis. In addition to this, he is also a dad to his son named Aadyn from a previous relationship.
What did Jimmie Allen have to say about his growing family?
While having a chat with Entertainment Tonight last year, Jimmie spilled the beans on his personal life. Then, the musician told Cassie DiLaura at the ACM Awards that he and his wife “feel outnumbered” by their kids.
At that time, he said, “Going from two to three is a big jump. It’s cool, we love ’em and we’re just definitely thankful for our kids.” When questioned about the responsibility of another baby, he responded without hesitation, “Oh, I am done.”
While making an appearance in an episode of PEOPLE’s podcast PEOPLE Every Day, Allen talked about his comments about “retiring” from having more kids. Then, he spoke about keeping his kids out of the public eye and he said, “It was actually [Alexis’] idea.”
The Make Me Want To singer continued, “Cause when it comes to babies, you know guys, we got the fun part … women gotta carry the baby. Give birth to the baby. And ’cause she’s told [people] before she doesn’t mind giving birth, it’s the pregnancy part that’s normally gonna be hard on her.”
Jimmie further added, “But I’m cool if she’s done. My jerseys are retired, but then we did talk about maybe in a couple years having another one, but we’ll kind of just see. Whatever happens, happens.”
How did Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale meet each other?
Jimmie and his wife Gale were introduced to each other through Allen’s cousin’s wife in the spring of 2019. Both of them are originally from Milton, Delaware. Soon after, the two of them started dating.
At that time, Allen told People magazine, “With Alexis being from my hometown, it is like always having a piece of home with me. We had an immediate connection. It was like we’d always known each other.”
The This Is Us singer added, “Her smile melts me, her pure heart challenges me to love better, the way she motivates and supports me is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, the way she loves me and my son is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. It feels incredible to find the type of love I’ve been writing songs about all these years!”
Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale got engaged in 2019
The pair got engaged in the year 2019. The country singer popped the big question to his ladylove Gale during a trip to Disney World. Jimmie is an avid Disney fan who has visited Disney World 49 times. He got down on one knee to propose to Alexis in front of the castle at Magic Kingdom.
Their Disney World proposal was a family affair. For the special occasion, both Jimmie and Alexis were joined by their families including their parents, their sisters, his cousin and a friend.
In an earlier interview with the media outlet, Allen mentioned that he fell even harder for Alexis when he saw her interact with his son Aadyn from a previous relationship.
Around the same time, the pair even set a wedding date but the pandemic affected their wedding plans. Then, Jimmie said, “Yeah, we pushed it back to next year, so I’m excited about that. Hopefully, it’ll all be good.”
When did Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale tie the knot?
Jimmie and his wife Alexis Gale formally exchanged their vows in the year 2021. The couple walked down the aisle on May 27, 2021, at The Lake House Inn in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. Later on, the Best Shot singer told People magazine, that the pair tied the knot one year prior on Allen’s birthday in June 2020.
Their wedding was a star-studded affair as it was attended by many stars including fellow country singer-songwriters Darius Rucker, Tyler Rich and his wife Sabina Gadecki, and Chuck Wicks and his wife Kasi.
For the big day, Gale opted for a beautiful white gown. On the other hand, Allen wore a pink tux with black pants. At that time, the ACM Award winner and Alexis even shared a series of pictures from their wedding day on the social media platform Instagram. “I love you @lexmarieallen,” he wrote in the caption of the post.
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