Zac Brown Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Wife Over Instagram Post

Zac Brown and his estranged wife Kelly Yazdi

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Zac Brown, lead singer of The Zac Brown Band, filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife Friday (May 17).

Zac Brown is reportedly seeking a restraining order against his estranged wife, Kelly Yazdi, over an Instagram post she made earlier this month.

Brown, who was only married to Yadzi for four months, claims that his ex-wife’s social media post violated a confidentiality agreement. The “Chicken Fried” singer has requested an emergency temporary restraining order that would force Yadzi to remove the post.

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Court documents filed in Georgia state that Brown is also requesting that the court stop Yazdi from “making any defamatory, false, untrue, or otherwise damaging statements” his band, his family and about him.

“I took the steps necessary to enforce an agreement between us to maintain personal and business affairs in confidence and to protect my family from online harassment and speculation,” Brown said of the lawsuit in a statement, adding that his “only hope is for us to keep private matters private and to move forward with the mutual respect we had agreed to show one another when we parted ways.”

About Zac Brown

Zac Brown is an award-winning frontman of the Zac Brown Band. Thirteen of the band’s sixteen singles topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Together, Brown and his band earned three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist in 2010 and Best Country Album in 2013.

Zac Brown Band’s debut single, “Chicken Fried,” was certified triple platinum and set the band on a path to superstardom.

Brown was married to jewelry designer, Shelly Brown, for 12 years until they divorced in 2018. They share four daughters and a son.

Zac married Kelly Yazdi, an actress, stuntwoman and model, in 2023 in an intimate wedding in Georgia. Four months later the couple announced their split in a joint statement to TMZ that read, “We are in the process of divorce. Our mutual respect for one another remains. We wish each other the best and will always appreciate our time together. As we navigate this personal matter, we simply request privacy during this time.”