Country superstar Rodney Atkins was arrested last month in Tennessee for domestic assault after allegedly trying to smother his wife with a pillow and threw her down the hallway, and now Rodney has since filed for divorce, and insists his wife made up the whole thing.

According the court papers from Williamson County, Tenn. Atkins wife Tammy called police on Nov. 21 claiming the duo had gotten into a heated alcohol-fueled row the night before and that Atkins  had tried abused her in front of their 10-year-old son, Elijah. Atkins was arrested and taken to a nearby jail where he was booked and released on $2,500 bail. Rodney's  lawyers have now released a statement about the arrest, calling the alleged argument with his wife Tammy an "unfortunate verbal dispute" and confirming Atkins has since filed for divorce, but still plans to spend time with his kids over Christmas.