Before Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood first married her college sweetheart, Christopher Latham, and later wed musician Robert Reynolds. Yearwood dated Latham as they studied at Belmont University, and in 1987, they got hitched. At the time, Latham was working as a sound producer while Yearwood was giving tours at the Country Music Hall of Fame. They were married for four years before separating in 1991. Since their breakup, Latham has continued to work in the sound department for projects like “Cast Alaska” and “Native Time,” according to IMDb.
Yearwood’s second husband, Robert “Bobby” Reynolds, is a bassist and founding member of the country music group The Mavericks. The ex-couple married in 1994 and divorced in 1999. It later came out that Reynolds was battling an opiate addiction, which resulted in him being fired from his band in 2014, as reported by Rolling Stone. Despite this hardship, Reynolds has been able to heal himself and find purpose again through music. In 2018, after releasing a new EP, “Good Night, Rock & Roll,” he talked to Entertainment or Die about his music and how he recovered from his addiction.
“I take full responsibility for my failures and that’s why I began the recovery process,” Reynolds said. “I should mention here now that this [EP] was a complete and total return to the joy of the recording process, and it’s largely due to recovering my better spirit.”