Forget meeting a mistress down at the local dive. Country singer Trace Adkins' marriage reportedly went down in flames thanks to a much more modern issue -- his Twitter flirtation with a hot female co-star! According to a new report in the , Adkins' online banter with sexy Canadian actress Victoria Pratt carried over into real life and was one of the reasons his wife, Rhonda, finally pulled the plug on their marriage after 17 years together. And only RadarOnline.com has all the juicy details!
Pratt and Adkins met while filming The Virginian last spring, and their relationship quickly escalated -- at least if their tweets are any indication.
"Gave Trace Adkins a sponge bath at work today…" Pratt boasted on March 30. "I owe the universe big time! #best job ever"
When filming wrapped and he went on to star on All Star Celebrity Apprentice, Pratt was his biggest fan, eagerly tweeting recaps of the show, with flirty jibes aimed at Adkins.
Soon it seems, Adkins' wife may have become aware of their flirtation. "My Old Lady just gave me a mean look," he tweeted on April 21. Pratt responded saucily, "Bahaha!! You're lucky that's all she gave you!!!"
Just five days later, Pratt was the country singer's guest of honor at the Stage Coach music festival in Indio, Calif., where she watched from backstage.
After Pratt posted a happy pic from the sidelines, a fan asked if she and her friend were "groupies or groupies," and Pratt responded, "Yes and yes."
When Adkins won Celebrity Apprentice, she tweeted, "Congrats you handsome devil!" and he responded, "Thanks gorgeous! MWAH"
"Rhonda was totally humiliated," a source told the mag. "When Trace told her that he had fallen in love with Victoria Pratt, she completely flipped out. Victoria became Trace's fantasy sex partner, and he talked constantly about how much he loved her. Adding insult to injury, Rhonda was told that Trace would compare his sexual experiences with her to fantasies of what it would be like with Victoria!"
Before long, Rhonda filed for divorce on March 24, ending their seventeen-year marriage.
A source said, "Rhonda now knows everything he's done, and she plans to use it to make him pay big time."
For more on what led to the split, pick up the latest issue of the National ENQUIRER, on stands now!