Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Credits Ex-Wife For 'Believer' Documentary

By Katrina Nattress

November 6, 2018

Over the weekend, Dan Reynolds' HBO documentary Believer won the Documentary Award at the Hollywood Film Awards, and the Imagine Dragons frontman gave a special shout out to none other than his ex-wife Aja Volkman (who went to the ceremony with him).

"Where are you, babe?" The singer asked, searching for his ex in the audience. “Oh, there you are. This is my girl, Aja, and she’s from Eugene, Oregon. She studied the stars and grew up on astrology, and I grew up on Mormonism, and her parents worshipped The Grateful Dead, and my parents worshipped Jesus Christ. And we met, and I was like, ‘Oh, praise the lord, a break!’ And she was like, ‘Oh, a guy who’s all conservative. Great!’”

He then explained how Volkman, who fronts the indie outfit Nico Vegaasked him when they met about reconciling Mormonism with LGBT rights, which happens to be the theme of his new documentary.

“You sat at the table with me, and you talked with me, and you taught me," he said, turning to Volkman. "You’re the reason that I’m here. I love you. Please have these conversations with people. It leads to things like this and it will save our youth.”

The couple split in April, after six years of marriage. They share three daughters: 6-year-old Arrow and 19-month-old twins Gia and Coco.

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