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Sara Evans Granted Another Restraining Order Against Ex-Husband

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Sara Evans has obtained a second restraining order against ex-husband Craig Schelske — preventing him, for a second time, from speaking publicly about the details of their divorce. The move stems from the singer’s contention that her ex irreparably harmed their children by badmouthing her in an interview with Anderson Cooper last month (Sept. 20).

In February of 2010, Sara obtained a restraining order against Schelske banning her former husband of 13 years and the father of her three kids from speaking out about their bitter split.

Evans and Schelske married in September of 1993 and divorced in September 2007, signing a confidentiality agreement to prevent either party from talking about their marriage and subsequent custody battle.

However, Schelske appeared on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show last month and gave his side of the divorce story, claiming he lost custody of their three kids — Avery, 12, Olivia, 7, and Audrey, 6 — because Evans alleged he was cheating, among other accusations he vehemently denies. Schelske has also accused his ex of cheating on him and fabricating many of the allegations she brought to the legal table.

A day after the interview (Sept. 21), Evans returned to court to file for a new order to stop her ex-husband from making any further statements about their divorce. A judge agreed and signed the order the same day. A source allegedly close to Schelske told TMZ, “This is a violation of his First Amendment rights, and he won’t take it lying down.”

Evans re-married radio personality and former football star Jay Barker in the summer of 2008. They live in Birmingham, Ala. with their combined brood of seven children.

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