American country singer Kenny Chesney has had an illustrious career having released more than 20 albums such as When the Sun Goes DownNo Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, Everywhere We Go, and The Road and the Radio

He is famous for introducing his listeners to more than top-rated 40 songs such as ‘Never Wanted Nothing More’ and ‘When the Sun Goes Down.’

Read the full article to know about the Knoxville native's dating status now, gay rumors, ex-wife, net worth, and age

Who is Kenny Chesney Dating now?

A lot is known about his music career, but not much is known about the private artist's love life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

But here, we will be breaking down everything we know about his love life, from who his girlfriend is to whether he has children.  

AmoMama reports that Chesney has been in a relationship with his girlfriend Mary Nolan since 2012. However, the pair haven't been photographed together for many years now. They were last photographed together at the Country Music Association Awards ceremony in 2016

Chesney was awarded the prestigious Pinnacle Award at the event, and his girlfriend even gave him a congratulatory kiss. 

In 2014, they were spotted in public for the first time when the country singer brought his girlfriend as his date to the American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville. 

Nolan sat behind him in the audience and not beside him. 

Unfortunately, not a lot is known about Chesney and his reported girlfriend and their relationship, as both of them have preferred to keep their personal life away from the spotlight. 

In December 2022, Kenny Chesney wrote a heartfelt post on Instagram in remembrance of his girlfriend's deceased dog, Ruby. He wrote, 

Today we lost Da Ruba Girl. Ruby lived her life never holding anything against anybody. She had an ancient, calming soul. She was honest and authentic, she was a protector, she took a warrior’s path in the journey of her life. Ruby loved the sun and how it felt on her face. She and I had that in common. Today I know Ruby is sitting somewhere with the sun on her face happy and grateful to have slipped her skin and body that was full of cancer. I know she is happy to have had Poncho in her life. They were partners in crime and never spent a day apart. But [Ruby] is forever grateful that Mary saved her from the shelter. But really they ended up saving each other. I’m going to miss her, especially in the mornings. That’s when she and I really connected. So bye-bye, Ruby. You were a very good girl. We loved you and thank you for teaching us how to love unconditionally. You were one heaven of a dog. “She’ll be known all over the world… as Da Ruba Girl.


Later, he even wrote the song 'Da Ruba Girl' dedicated to his girlfriend's adopted dog Ruby and other rescued dogs, singing about the tales of Ruby's life and her friendship with his dog, Poncho. 

Why did Kenny Chesney was Rumored to be Gay?

Before getting into a relationship with Nolan, Chesney was linked with several women. 


One of them was fellow country artist Grace Potter, whom he collaborated with on his song ‘You and Tequila.’

The song earned the pair a Grammy nomination and a Top 5 hit, but Potter admitted she knew nothing about the singer before he asked her for a collaboration. 

But there is no solid evidence to back the rumors that Kenny and Grace dated and got married. 

Potter shared with The Boot in 2012  that they became great friends and did several projects together after their hit song. 

The duo was never married, but one celebrity Chesney was famously married to was Renée Zellweger

Zellweger and Chesney met at NBC’s Concert of Hope telethon in January 2005, and by May, the couple had tied the knot. 

They had a private beach wedding on the island of St. John located in the US Virgin Islands. 

Unfortunately, just four months later, the couple announced their annulment after Zellweger had listed “fraud” as the reason for filing an annulment. 

Many fans thought “fraud” meant Chesney was gay, but that was not the case. 

Their annulment was finalized in the December of the same year. 

In 2009, the singer explained the reason to Playboy.

Kenny Chesney's former wife, Renée Zellweger on the cover of Harper's Bazaar

Kenny Chesney's former wife, Renée Zellweger on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. (Source: Harper's Bazaar/Instagram)

“In order for us to get an annulment, the legal papers could claim either physical abuse or four other things all of which weren’t true. The best thing we could put in there was fraud. So, I said, ‘All right, do it. Whatever,’” shared Chesney.

And answering a question about the gay rumors and his divorce situation, he claimed that he had dated over 100 women in the past and claimed that there were many women who could "testify" that he was not gay. 

He also revealed that he lacked a s*x life in college. He shared,

I can’t believe I’m actually saying this on the record. That was probably back in 2001. I had a good time in college, I really did. My first few years on the road were intense because I was the guy in college who never got laid until I started playing guitar. There were years when I had a better summer than [Alex Rodriguez]. I got on the boards quite often. From 1993 until 1998, those five years were a blur. We would party on the bus after every show.

Later in 2010, he shared with Oprah that the reason for his early divorce was his inability to balance new newfound personal life responsibilities and his profound passion for music. 

After his marriage to Zellweger, Chesney dated Amy Colley, former Miss Tennessee, and a burn-unit nurse, who is now married to Wes Chatham. 

Chesney was also rumored to have dated singers Sara Evans and Miranda Lambert.  

In 2017, Chesney's name got engulfed in a bigger scandal involving the end of the engagement between Nashville construction company owner Jimmy Lowrie and country singer Naomi Cooke, who has been married to singer Martin Johnson since 2019. 

Weeks after Cooke was clicked at Chesney's Malibu beach house, Cooke ended her engagement with Jimmy, according to Raderonline.

Does Kenny Chesney Have Kids?

Although Chesney was once married and has been in a relationship with his girlfriend for years, he does not have kids. 

In August 2010, he told Parade he hoped to have kids one day but wouldn’t be heartbroken if it didn’t happen. 

He shared he didn’t wake up every day and missed that in his life.

But that doesn’t mean the singer cannot sing about being a father. 


In 2003, he released ‘There Goes My Life,’ a sentimental track about how a man’s priorities rapidly changed over the years to the point where his daughter becomes his whole life. 

The track took over the Billboard charts and is one of his most popular songs. 

What is Kenny Chesney's Net Worth?

According to Celebritynetworth, Chesney has an estimated net worth of $180 million. 

How old is Kenny Chesney's Age?


Born on 26 March 1968 (age 55) in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. to teacher David Chesney and hair stylist Karen Chandler, Kenny Chesney is of English and Irish descent.