Grammy-winning gospel singer Bebe Winans was arrested and booked on a misdemeanor assault charge on March 11 for allegedly pushing his ex-wife Debra to the ground in front of their two children over Valentine’s Day weekend, according to NBC’s local WSMV in Nashville.
The purported assault took place during a visit by Winans to his former wife’s home in Nashville on February 13. The former couple was arguing over issues related to the custody of their 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son, when Winans, 46, became irate and pushed his ex-wife to the ground, according to the report.
“When you’re married to someone known all over the world it has serious challenges,” Debra Winans told NBC, adding that many Christians do not ask for help when faced with domestic abuse because they feel they should be held to a higher standard.
After being held for a short time at Davidson County Jail in Tennessee, Bebe Winans posted $1000 bond and was released, according to the website, The Smoking Gun.
Bebe and Debra Winans were married for 16 years before divorcing in 2003.