Neither Alan Jackson nor his wife Denise was married before their December 15, 1979 wedding; neither has stated that infidelity occurred during this part of their relationship. In 1998, Alan Jackson did have an extramarital relationship, causing the couple to briefly separate. They reconciled after 4 months apart and renewed their wedding vows on December 15, 1998.
When they wed, Alan was 21 and Denise was 19. The two were high school sweethearts and eventually moved from Newnan, Georgia, to Nashville, Tennessee, so that Alan could pursue his music career. The couple has three daughters together. Alan and Denise credit couple's therapy, regular time together and small gestures of affection as being vital to keeping their relationship healthy.