Stephen M. Silverman
January 13, 2006 08:00 AM

Former husband and wife Kenny Chesney and Renée Zellweger were observed breaking bread together last Friday at Steamers Sub Shop in Franklin, Tenn., near Nashville, but the publicist for the country singer says the reunion was nothing more than lunch.

“They’re friends,” the rep, Holly Gleason, tells the Associated Press. “The media made so much more out of everything that the public has no clarity about any of it. And that’s the tragedy. They’re two nice people who don’t choose to live in public.”

Still, what they ate was of interest to a reporter from Country Weekly. For the record, Chesney went for a turkey and tomato sub, while Zellweger reportedly requested a Philadelphia cheesesteak minus the cheese.

“They were both very nice, very cool,” store manager Bill Beyer told the publication. “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.”

Though the two were about to split the check, according to Country Weekly, Chesney eventually pulled out his wallet – and paid cash.

On Dec. 20, the couple’s annulment – after only four months of marriage – was finalized with documents filed Los Angeles Superior Court. According to the legal papers, obtained by PEOPLE, Zellweger, 36, and Chesney, 37, waived their rights to motion for a new trial and the rights to appeal.

The two wed in a small ceremony on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands last May. It was the first marriage for both.

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