What Was the Scandal Involving Janis Oliver and Vince Gill?
The scandal involving Janis Oliver and Vince Gill concerned the alleged affair that Vince Gill and a married Amy Grant had while Gill was still married to Oliver. Vince Gill divorced Janis Oliver and has been married to Amy Grant for 15 years, as of 2015.
Gill and Grant met at the end of 1993 while Gill was married to Janis Oliver and Grant was married to television host and Christian singer Gary Chapman. Gill and Oliver had been married since 1980, and the couple had a daughter. Grant had been married to Chapman for 15 years, and the couple had three children together. Gill and Grant worked together and had great chemistry but assumed that they would never be together, according to the pair.
Because of the chemistry that the pair shared, a substantial amount of speculation swirled concerning whether Gill and Grant were having an affair. In addition, the pair allegedly wrote songs about each other. Janis Oliver filed for divorce in 1997, and numerous tabloid stories appeared, stating that Gill and Grant were having an affair and that this caused Janis Oliver to file for divorce.
Gill and Janis Oliver divorced in 1997, and Grant divorced Gary Chapman in 1999. When her divorce from Chapman became final, Grant began dating Gill, and the couple married in 2000. A year later, the couple had a daughter together.