Ree Drummond: Shocking Family Affair… EXPOSED!

Ree Drummond is known as The Pioneer Woman.

She has made a living by taking viewers inside her home and her life in rural Oklahoma via a wildly popular reality show.

Now, however?

We’ve learned some new information about Drummond’s life and, in the interest of creative segues, it’s pretty darn wild!

Ree Drummond smiles for the camera
Ree Drummond has made a living out of trying to help folks live their best lives. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine)

According to Radar Online, which has obtained the stunning divorce documents, Drummond’s parents — Gerre and William Smith — legally split up in 1997 after 33 years of marriage.

Trust us, though, it gets more sordid from there:

A source has confirmed to this same outlet that the spouses filed for divorce because Drummond’s mother was having an affair — with the family’s church rector!

“It was at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bartlesville,” the insider told Radar Online.

Ree Drummond in New York City
Ree Drummond speaks during The Pioneer Woman Magazine Celebration with Ree Drummond at The Mason Jar on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine)

The rector’s name is Doug Schwert; he was also married back when he started sleeping with Drummond’s mother.

Shortly after the infidelity was exposed, the insider confirmed to Radar Online that Gerre divorced Smith and moved out of state to full-on marry Schwert.

The couple is still married to this day and reside right now in Signal Mountain, Tennessee.

As you might imagine, this anonymous insider went on, the illicit relationship became a huge topic of scandal and gossip around Drummond’s hometown of Bartlesville.

Ree Drummond in 2010
Food blogger Ree Drummond particiates in the ‘Food Blogging & Beyond’ panel at the LA Times Celebration of Food & Wine at Paramount Studio on September 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LA Times)

“Oh, they were a big family,” the source said of the Smiths in the 1990s. “Ree’s dad was a surgeon – I believe he still is – and Gerre was very well liked and active in the community.”

Drummond was 28 years old and newly married when this affair took place.

According to court documents, meanwhile, Drummond’s dad did not want out of the marriage.

“The defendant desires to continue to live in a loving and supportive marriage with the plaintiff,” William Smith’s response stated via the papers Radar Online has since made public.

In the end, however, the divorce was finalized on March 7, 1997.

The affair is still discussed throughout Bartlesville, though.

“If it was my family, I’d still think it was shocking!” the insider concluded to Radar.

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