Dixie Chicks Emily Robison, singer Charlie Robison divorce
Thursday, August 7, 2008
– Dixie Chick Emily Robison and singer Charlie Robison were divorced on Wednesday after nine years of marriage and three children.
Charlie Robison filed for divorce eight months ago. The divorce filing stated that their marriage had "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities."
The Robisons married in 1999. Their children are twins Julianna Tex and Henry Benjamin, born in 2005, and son Charles Augustus "Gus" Robison, who was born in 2002.
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