Country star Kenny Chesney refuses to feel blue about the end of his short marriage to actress RENEE ZELLWEGER - because the experience taught him how to fall in love.

The singer and the Oscar winner split in September (05) after just four months of marriage, but he's delighted he had the chance to experience true love.

He says, "She and I fell in love like a couple of schoolkids. I'm glad to know that can happen, that that exists and we still really care about each other.

"It would've been a bad thing if I hadn't met (her). She's wonderful.

"I don't want to sit here and go, 'Poor me.' I am totally blessed, and I'm grateful for it (romance)."