Country star Kenny Chesney has acquired a new female pal, after treating himself to a spa getaway as news of his split from Renee Zellweger broke last week (ends16SEP05).

On 11 September (05) - two days after Zellweger filed marriage annulment papers - the singer checked into Desert Hot Springs, California's We Care Spa, which enforces a strict no-food, all-liquid diet of daily vegetable juices and cleansing teas.

And on the evening of 15 September (05) - his final day at the spa - Chesney left the premises with new friend TARA GREEN and her sister.

According to the singer's representative, they were part of a large group that went out that night.

The Greens stayed in a villa next to Chesney's, and on the final night they all went to see hit comedy THE WEDDING CRASHERS at a local cinema.

At the end of the night, Chesney decided to leave the spa a day early.

Tara Green tells America's Star magazine, "He had a limo pick him up and take him to the airport; he didn't say where he was headed."