Don McLean’s attorney, Michael Asen, also tells ET, “Don is deeply saddened by the divorce and still cares deeply for his wife… He does not want this divorce, and certainly does not want to end this marriage of close to 30 years in a public fight with his wife. He was hopeful the parties could work through their differences with dignity and asks that people respect the privacy his entire family deserves.”
In January, the 70-year-old singer was arrested and released on bail after Camden Police responded to a 911 call at McLean’s residence in Camden, Maine.
Don McLean later spoke out on Twitter following his arrest, saying, “This last year and especially now have been hard emotional times for my wife my children and me. What is occurring is the very painful breakdown of an almost 30 year relationship."
The singer added, "Our hearts are broken and we must carry on. There are no winners or losers but I am not a villain. I may never recover from this but I will try and hope to continue to entertain you all as I always have."