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Kenny Chesney Couldn’t Fit Renee Zellweger Into His Box … Or Vice-Versa or Something.

Kenny Chesney is running for “least appealing schlep in Hollywood” and I think — unsurprisingly — he’s in the lead today.

Remember when he and Renee Zellweger married abruptly in 2005? I mean, to me, that came way out of the blue. Total shocker. I’d been a long-time fan of Renee’s, but couldn’t give a crap less about Kenny Chesney or whatever “country-western” singing star it was that I used to confuse Chesney with anyway.  I thought it was one of those crazy, impetuous things that just sort of happened (hello, Mrs. Britney Alexander) ’cause it’s Hollywood. Shit like this tends to go down every few seconds there.

The couple was said to meet during a Concert for Hope benefit, where Renee answered telephones and Chesney performed. The two were married a few months later — first marriages for both — in the Virgin Islands and the marriage was annulled mere months later. Renee cited “fraud” as the basis for the couple’s annulment.

However, Chesney, who’s only spoken briefly about his 4-month (or so) marriage to Zellweger, spoke to Oprah this past weekend about the specifics of the marriage and subsequent annulment:

“Country superstar Kenny Chesney was on Oprah Friday, and as only she can do, Oprah got him to talk about his short-lived marriage to Renee Zellweger.

The pair met in January 2005, married in May 2005 and had the marriage annulled that September, citing “fraud.”

After Kenny talked about how busy he is, Oprah asked if the lack of time was what happened to his relationship with Renee.

He said, “that and the fact that I panicked.” Then he started talking about “the box” in which he put everything he values, like his friends and musical success, and how he worked to “protect it… I protected that box.” So, Oprah asked, where was his marriage to Renee?

“Well, it was out.. out of the box!”, he exclaimed with a maniacal laugh. But he did call Renee a “sweet soul.”

Chesney then said he still hoped to be married, but “felt that the idea of marriage made me lose my identity… I just don’t know that I’ve found anybody bigger than that.”

Yyyeah, Kenny, I don’t think you’re going to find anyone much bigger than Renee.

Or your ego.

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  • I know y’all probably don’t care and don’t listen to it, but you should know that nobody calls it “country western” anymore.

  • I always thought that Renee was very small. Most of the blogs call her out for this. Please fix your post to reflect this.

  • Kenny Chesney is such a massive asshole DOUCHEBAG. You’re 42 years old, Kenny! Grow up, stop singing terrible songs about kegs in closets and buy some Nioxin to fill in the massive lack of hair on your head. And while you’re at it, buy some stilts to put on your shoes because you’re fucking short as shit.

  • The dude is gay and Renee didn’t know it until it was too late. Many of my friends that are gay are really into the cowboy scene and love wearing tight cowboy jeans and boots. There’s a very strong gay undercurrent in the country music scene and bars. Chesney is just playing to his audience.

      • Uhhh – sorry, but I think you got it backwards. Renee has never lacked for guys but Kenny was quoted as saying that he’s “pretty firm (sic) in my attraction to women”.

        How many straight guys refer to their attraction to women as “pretty” firm? They just don’t. I think Kenny, at a minimum, swings both ways. And what was the last time you heard about him being linked to any woman?

        But we need some gay cowboys who are out, so maybe someday Barbara Walters will get her hands on him and we’ll have Ricky Martin, part deux.

      • Link please to Kenny saying (pretty firm in his attraction to women). You must not no much about Kenny. Just because Kenny don’t date well known women don’t mean he’s gay or bi, he’s dated several women before and after Renee, he was even engaged at one time to Mandy Wheels, Vane Million dated him for a year after Renee he’s dated a girl from Florida Allison Stewart before and after Renee and now he’s dating for the last two years Amy Colley former Miss Tennessee she lives with him in Franklin.

      • Calm down, president of Kenny Chesney’s fan club.

        Even if he’s not gay, he’ll never fuck you.

      • You mean we “must not KNOW much about Kenny?” You’re right. We don’t. Because he’s a shitty musician.

        And it’s “doesn’t,” not “don’t.” Follow along here–

        “Just because Kenny ‘don’t’ date” reads “just because Kenny do not date,” which DON’T make KNOW sense!

    • your a moron, just because ur queer buddies like to dress like real men , yet be prissy does not mean everyone does. I am country and I will tell you what, none of my buddies are queer. Renee is so fkn hot and Kenny is a dumb ass , in my book, but none of us knows what happens behind closed doors!! Stuff that in your pipe and choke on it..

  • Dude why are you condemning him? It’s completely logical. Marriage sucks the life out of you and if you have other more fulfilling things in life it can be claustrophobic.

  • Well, I like Kenny’s music and some (most) of Renee’s movies. Also, I’m gay. So here is my observation about the “Fraud” thing. Webster’s Dictionary defines the English word Fraud as: (1) Intentional perversion of the truth to induce another to part with something of value or surrender a legal right. An act of deceiving or deception. (2) A person who is not what he or she pretends to be. (Imposter) One that is not what it seems or is represented to be.

    With that said and Renee filing the divorce on the grounds of FRAUD. It seems to me based on the above definitions that later in the marriage she discovered that Kenny was/is not really what he seems or tries to be. Str8 maybe? Again, I like Kenny Chesney, but I don’t buy the Bla Bla Bla crap about “keeping it in the box” and she just didn’t fit in it or whatever / wherever he was going with all that.

    Again, like I said, I’m gay and I know it’s a “Gay Fact” that the Caribbean in Super Popular with the Gay community (mostly men) like Fire Island is to the Gay men on the West coast. Kenny owns several properties and has been quoted that that is his place of “Retreat” and he’s down there every single chance he gets. Also, at most events that I have seen him come to on television, walking the red carpet, he’s usually alone and in his earlier days was seen at several events with his Mother as his date. he has been seen with beautiful women, but few and far between. He’s even been quoted as saying the loneliest feeling he’s ever had is the nights he drives home alone after entertaining 50K fans for 3 hours in a stadium “That’s the loneliest feeling in the world”. Why is he not driving home with a beautiful woman or hell, any woman. I can understand not being seen with a man ruining his career, but all of those screaming pretty women and he doesn’t drive home with any?

    All of these things don’t make him gay, but it sure raises a lightly eyebrow penciled eye, doesn’t it?



  • Lol! You guys need to get a hobby. Evil Beet Gossip post wars over Chesney?… or anyone – I mean really? My 2 cents on the Chesney/Gay thing …. I couldn’t care less if he’s gay, straight, bi or a monk. I like some of his music but not enough to buy it. I used to like it more before I had heard and read the things he’s said in interviews. Based strictly on comments he’s made I think he’s a wanker – but he can afford to be one. I’ll never meet him so I don’t really care. As for Rene – anyone who marries someone they barely know can’t bitch about the other’s short comings (whatever they are)… and she doesn’t, so tick one up for Rene.