BREAKING: Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney and Wife Tiffany Fallon In The Midst Of Messy Divorce
Rooney claims she had an affair, while Fallon says he cheated on her and is addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts and Tiffany Fallon; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Rascal Flatts’ guitarist Joe Don Rooney is reportedly in the midst of a messy divorce from his wife, Tiffany Fallon, according to TMZ.
The outlet obtained new legal docs that claim both parties committed adultery and that Rooney is addicted to drugs and alcohol.
TMZ says the docs claim that Fallon had an affair with her personal trainer. While she reportedly admitted to the affair, she claims that it began after Rooney “withdrew” from their marriage. He claims it began before he filed for divorce in January of 2021.
Fallon claims Rooney’s “habitual alcoholism and drug abuse” led to the demise of their marriage. TMZ reports that Rooney denied using narcotics, however, he admitted to using cocaine “a few times.”
The Rascal Flatts’ band member confessed he has an alcohol addiction and said he is getting treatment but insists his alcoholism isn’t the reason for the downfall of their marriage.
In an exclusive report, TMZ claims that the former lovers continue to battle over money and custody of their three children: Jagger Donovan (born 2008) Raquel Blue (born 2010) and Devon Olivia (born 2014).
Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon were introduced by Rooney’s bandmate, Jay DeMarcus.
Rooney and Fallon, a former Playboy model, wed on April 23, 2006 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
For the couple’s 10-year anniversary in 2016, Rooney surprised Fallon with a vow renewal while on a trip to Paris. She documented it on Instagram, revealing that Rooney pulled out all the stops and even surprised her with a beautiful bouquet for the occasion.
Joe Don Rooney DUI
The impending divorce comes after Rooney pleaded guilty in June of 2022 to a 2021 DUI charge in Williamson County, Tennessee.
According to The Tennessean, Rooney was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in prison, however, only had to serve two days behind bars as the remainder of the sentence was suspended. He was also required to complete a DUI training.
Rooney’s driver’s license was also revoked as part of his sentence. The Kansas native will be able to apply for a restricted driver’s license, which would require him to own a vehicle with a built-in breathalyzer installed.
At the time, the outlet also reported that the 47-year-old guitarist pleaded “guilty to a first-time DUI offense, a Class A misdemeanor.”
On September 9, 2021, at approximately 4 AM local time, Rooney was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after he reportedly crashed his car into a tree.
An affidavit, obtained by TMZ, later revealed that Rooney blamed the incident on a deer crossing the road. Police, however, said that Rooney smelled of alcohol and later admitted that he had “one more” drink than he should have.
Following his arrest, Rooney bonded out with a bond set at $2,500.
Rascal Flatts Breakup
Joe Don Rooney is one third of country supergroup Rascal Flatts. Founded in 2000, the trio is one of the most successful country groups of all time with 17 No.1 singles and more than 23.4 million albums sold. Rascal Flatts has earned more than 40 trophies from ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, cementing the band as the most-awarded country group of the past decade.
Rascal Flatts officially disbanded in October of 2021.
In an interview with PEOPLE, LeVox, 51, opened up about the demise of the award-winning trio, known for massive hits such as “Bless The Broken Road,” “Life Is A Highway,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Wish,” “I Like The Sound Of That” and more. LeVox admitted to the publication that he is unhappy with how the band ended, before revealing that Jon Don Rooney quit the trio.
“I’ve never been okay with the way that it ended,” LeVox confessed. “I was never okay with…” the singer added, before pausing to think what to say next. Then revealing, “I wasn’t happy that Joe Don [Rooney] quit.”
LeVox continued to share that Rooney’s departure was unexpected, then the global health crisis shut the world down, which ultimately forced everything to be canceled, including their 2020 farewell tour. The dates for the farewell tour were never rescheduled, and the GRAMMY award-winning trio ultimately called it quits altogether.
“It kind of came out of nowhere,” LeVox continued, referencing Rooney’s exit. “It was like, ‘Let me try to wrap my head around this.’ And then I certainly wasn’t okay with the pandemic, which canceled everything. I hate the way that it ended. I hate that we didn’t get to do this farewell tour. I can’t stand the fact that it just feels there’s no closure with something that we’ve been so blessed with. That will always be in my heart.”
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.