Natalie Maines’ Ex Seeks to Hold Unreleased Dixie Chicks Songs Due to Confidentiality Agreement
The divorce between Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines and her estranged husband, actor Adrian Pasdar, has taken a strange new twist. The actor is asking the court to give him access to all of Maines' unreleased music over concerns it might violate a confidentiality clause in their prenuptial agreement.
The Blast reports that according to court documents, Pasdar says the request is "to protect his rights under the confidentiality." The 54-year-old actor, who is best known for roles on Heroes and Profit, as well as extensive work in films and voiceovers, wants to know if any of the unreleased Dixie Chicks or solo songs might contain lyrics that pertain to their breakup.
Pasdar previously argued in divorce proceedings that the couple's prenuptial agreement is invalid, claiming that Maines should owe him financial support. Maines asked the court to validate the prenuptial agreement in March, and her legal team has filed a response to Pasdar's new motion, saying that if he succeeds in overturning the validity of the agreement, it also invalidates the confidentiality clause.
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The actor also asked the court to force Maines to pay more than $450,000 in attorney's fees and back child support he says she owes him for the care of their sons. Pasdar claims he has fallen “heavily into debt trying to maintain anywhere close to the marital standard of living" for himself and the couple's kids since he and Maines separated in 2017, and that he turned down a lot of high-paying acting jobs during their marriage so he could serve as primary caregiver while she pursued her career. He says Maines has received a $500,000 advance on a new Dixie Chicks project, which the trio have been teasing online.
Pasdar also claims that his ex made $6 million when the Dixie Chicks toured in 2016, and stands to earn millions from a solo tour slated for this year.
The Dixie Chicks most recently collaborated with Taylor Swift on "Soon You'll Get Better," an emotional track from her new album, Lover.
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