“Darius Rucker Reflects on Divorce: ‘Your Kids Are Still Your Kids, and You Have a Life’”

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“Darius Rucker Pens ‘Never Been Over’ Reflecting on His Divorce, Collaborating with Lee Miller and John Osborne of Brothers Osborne”


“Darius Rucker Reflects on Divorce, Acknowledges Importance of Seeking Help for Mental Health”

Darius Rucker has shared that his experience with divorce has taught him the value of seeking help, emphasizing that support is available for those who are willing to reach out.

During an interview on Apple Music’s Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen, Rucker revealed that his upbringing and community did not readily embrace mental health support.

“You know, being raised the way I was and where I was, that’s not always … and in the Black community especially, that’s frowned upon a lot, too,” said Rucker, who was born and raised in South Carolina. “But I learned that there’s a lot of people out there that’ll talk to you, that’ll help you a lot.”

Rucker and his ex-wife, Beth Leonard, were married for 20 years before announcing their split on social media in 2020.


“Darius Rucker Finds Therapeutic Outlet in Music, Pens ‘Never Been Over’ Amidst Divorce”

Darius Rucker has expressed that music serves as his therapeutic outlet, particularly when facing challenges such as the breakup of his marriage. His song “Never Been Over” delves into the complexities of his relationship’s evolution.

Lyrics of the song include: “We’ve been good and bad, hot and cold| And fightin’ mad, solid gold| Been sunny days, straight-line wind| Been driven slow and guilty as sin| Been backroads lost, and blue lights found| Dead of quiet, rockstar loud| Been up and down like we’re built on springs| We’ve been a lot of things.”

Co-written with Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne and renowned songwriter Lee Thomas Miller, the song encapsulates the range of emotions experienced during the tumultuous period of his marriage ending in 2020.

Rucker shared, “You write a song like that, and you sing it over and over, and you cry sometimes when you sing it. It’s just one of those songs, and I love it.” Describing the writing process as therapeutic, he emphasized its emotional impact.

Despite the challenges and guilt associated with divorce, Rucker, who shares children Daniela, 22, and son Jack, 18, with his ex-wife Beth Leonard, acknowledges the need for self-forgiveness and the importance of moving forward. He mentioned, “Your kids are still your kids, and you have a life, and you try to make the best of it. Like I always say, (Leonard is) a saint, she’s an amazing human being, and she’s a great mom. And we get through life.”

2 thoughts on ““Darius Rucker Reflects on Divorce: ‘Your Kids Are Still Your Kids, and You Have a Life’””

  1. I liked it as much as you did. Even though the picture and writing are good, you’re looking forward to what comes next. If you defend this walk, it will be pretty much the same every time.

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