Bucky Covington and wife separate after seven years of marriage
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/14/2007
It was only several weeks ago that former American Idol 5 finalist Bucky Covington was living in Nashville with his wife Crystal and putting the finishing touches on his debut album.
While his self-titled debut country album is scheduled to drop on April 17 -- Crystal might not be there to celebrate -- as the couple announced on Tuesday that they have separated after seven years of marriage, People reported Tuesday afternoon.
"This is a difficult time for both of us and I would ask that everyone respect our privacy," said Bucky in a statement issued through Lyric Street Records, his record label.
Crystal, a nurse, and Bucky have no children together, according to People. The North Carolina country-crooner was the fifth finalist eliminated from the fifth installment of Idol and was the eighth finalist from that season to sign a recording contract. Covington released his first single, "A Different World," in January.