Country’s Greatest Love Stories: Sara Evans & Jay Barker
Sara Evans & Jay Barker
These days, Sara Evans declares she’s the happiest she’s ever been in her life, and it definitely shows. Just a few short years ago, Sara’s world was rocked with a messy divorce, but the mother of three found love again with the Alabama football star turned sportscaster Jay Barker.
“One defining moment was I made the decision to walk into my office and email Jay Barker and say, ‘Hey, so and so told me that I should reach out to you. I want to know that I’m praying for you and I’m sorry for everything that you’ve been through,’” Sara tells The Boot, recalling how she emailed Jay to encourage him when he’d been going through his own rough divorce. “He emailed me back within five minutes, and that was definitely a defining moment.”
Since their marriage, Sara moved to Birmingham, Ala. with her three children, joining Jay and his four kids. “Our house is full of children and activities and chaos, but Jay is such a great support to me,” she says. “He works well with controlled chaos. He doesn’t get stressed and I don’t get stressed. We just go with it every single day. We try not to look too far into the future. We’re kind of like Brad and Angelina except we don’t go to foreign countries, but we have all those kids.”
And they admit they’ll likely add to their brood. “Jay and I would love to have another child at some point,” she says. “I feel like I’m just beginning everything and there’s nothing that I can’t do.”