Brooks also released a 1999 album titled In the Life of Chris Gaines, in which he took the role of a fictional alter ego, pop star Chris Gaines… Brooks married country star and frequent collaborator Trisha Yearwood on 10 December 2005. Brooks had earlier been married to the former Sandy Mahl from 1986 until their separation in 1999; they were officially divorced in 2001. They had three daughters: Taylor (b. 1992), August (b. 1994) and Allie (b. 1996).