Joe Don Rooney Of Rascal Flatts And Tiffany Fallon Finalize Divorce: Here’s All The Details

The near three-year path to divorce came to an end in September of 2023.

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Melanie Rooten

Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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Posted on December 5, 2023

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Joe Don Rooney, Tiffany Fallon; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

After getting married in April 2006, as well as having three children together (Jagger Donovan, 17, Raquel Blue, 13 and Devon Olivia, 9) Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts and his wife, Tiffany Fallon, 49, split in January 2021, with the divorce being finalized in September 2023.

To find out the details surrounding the divorce between Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon, as well as why it took nearly three years to finalize, just keep scrolling.

Joe Don Rooney Filed For Divorce From Tiffany Fallon In January 2021

TMZ broke the news about Joe Don Rooney, 48, and Tiffany Fallon’s breakup nearly three years ago, with both parties accusing their partner of having an affair. Rooney filed for divorce from Fallon and the country superstar claimed that his then-wife was cheating on him with her personal trainer, an “adulterous relationship” he believes began long before he filed for divorce in January 2021.

With Fallon admitting to having an affair with her personal trainer, she said the reason for her infidelity was because Rooney had withdrawn from their marriage due to “habitual alcoholism and drug abuse” beforehand. TMZ reported that the Kansas native denied using narcotics, however, he has admitted to using cocaine “a few times in the past.”

Joe Don Rooney, Tiffany Fallon; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Joe Don Rooney, Tiffany Fallon and their three children; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Rooney’s struggles with alcohol became evident following a car crash where he received a DUI in September 2021, leading to his admission into Utah’s Cirque Lodge Rehabilitation Center due to addiction issues.

Nonetheless, substance abuse and infidelity were not the only issues within the relationship. Both Rooney and Fallon also battled over money and custody of their three children as well.

Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon’s Divorce was finalized in September 2023

After a near three-year battle, Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon officially had their divorce finalized a few months ago in September 2023, according to the final divorce decree obtained by PEOPLE.

The filing details dozens of factors that went into the pair’s split, including extramarital affairs by both parties, Rooney’s struggles with drugs and alcohol, and more. “The fact remains that his abuse of alcohol damaged his marriage and his relationship with the Wife and children… The husband now acknowledges the unfortunate role the abuse of alcohol played in his life and credits his accident with ultimately saving him by helping him escape the clutches of alcohol abuse,” the documents state.

Demise Of Rascal Flatts Was Also Brought Up In Divorce Papers

The demise of Rascal Flatts even made its way into the divorce papers, revealing that Rooney and Fallon “enjoyed an extravagant lifestyle,” however, things took a turn when the country crooner’s income started to dry up as soon as the award-winning trio disbanded.

Joe Don Rooney, Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Joe Don Rooney, Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

While Rooney faced his own challenges, Fallon’s side of the marriage wasn’t without flaws either. One incident noted in the divorce documents recounted her responding to her then-husband by saying, “F**k you, Joe Don. I don’t need a f*****g dad,” when he confronted her about overspending. In addition to this, Fallon also allegedly hit Rooney in the head with a water bottle after he told her they might not be accepted as members of a local country club due to her history as a Playboy model.

Given that both Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon played a role in the demise of their relationship, the divorce documents state that “the Court finds that each of the parties bears a share of the responsibility for the demise of this marriage…” The document continued, “Neither party is perfect, and their individual shortcomings are all human failures with which many of us will be confronted at some point in our lives. The Court will not condemn them further for giving into their human frailties when lonely, emotionally lost or in despair.”

What are the details of the divorce?

After the divorce was finalized, Fallon was named the designated primary residential parent for their three children, however, Rooney was named the alternate residential parent. With these rules and regulations in place, both parties will get 182.5 days of parenting time per year.

Joe Don Rooney, Tiffany Fallon; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Joe Don Rooney, Tiffany Fallon; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Rooney and Fallon are also prohibited from talking about the divorce or making “derogatory comments” about one another in front of their three children — Jagger, Raquel, and Devon, — all in an attempt to protect their children from the trials and tribulations that their parents had experienced.

The documents also state that Fallon requested spousal support from Rooney, which was denied, however, she will receive $791 a week for child support instead.

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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