KENNY & RENÉE DO LUNCH IN NASHVILLE
Kenny Chesney and Renée Zellweger were spotted having lunch together at a sandwich shop in Franklin, Tenn., near Nashville. But it's nothing more than two friends hanging out, according to Kenny's publicist.
This past Friday, Jan. 6, Kenny and Renée walked into Steamers Sub Shop around 1:00 and had lunch together, a story first reported by (Nashville) Tennessean columnist Brad Schmitt. Country Weekly has since found out more about the couple's afternoon on the town.
Kenny, sporting jeans and a tight-fitting cap, ordered a turkey and tomatoes sub, while Renée placed a somewhat odd request: a Philadelphia cheesesteak without the cheese, reports one of the store's managers, Bill Beyer. "They were both very nice, very cool," says Beyer. "They sat and ate with everyone else in the place. She was a little more open than he was. He tried to hide a little bit behind his cap, but he was friendly to us. They acted like people who were good friends."
And guess who picked up the tab! Apparently, each insisted on paying for the sandwiches and iced teas. But it was Kenny who finally took care of the bill, paying in cash.
Kenny and Renée recently had their four-month marriage annulled, but they are apparently still on good terms. "They're friends," says Kenny's publicist Holly Gleason.
For more on this story, check the Feb. 13 issue of Country Weekly, on sale Jan. 30.