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'`While it is difficult and somewhat rare to prove adultery by direct means, the charge of adultery in a divorce case may be proven by circumstantial evidence which creates more than a mere suspicion.' Billington v. Billington, 531 So.2d 924, 924 (Ala.Civ.App.1988). Proof to support the charge of adultery `must be sufficiently strong to lead the guarded discretion of a reasonable and just mind to the conclusion of adultery as a necessary inference.' Boldon v. Boldon, 354 So.2d 275, 276 (Ala.Civ.App. 1978).' Fowler v. Fowler, 636 So.2d 433, 435 (Ala. Civ.App.1994); see also Langley v. Langley, 617 So.2d 678, 679 (Ala.Civ.App.1992); and Hooker v. Hooker, 593 So.2d 1023, 1025 (Ala.Civ.App.1991). 

In Maddox v. Maddox, 281 Ala. 209, 212, 201 So.2d 47, 49 (1967), the husband presented the testimony of Jack Barbee, a friend of the husband's, who claimed to have seen the wife in a compromising situation. Maddox, 281 Ala. at 212, 201 So.2d at 49. According to Barbee, while he was driving one day, he saw the wife stop her automobile near another automobile that an unidentified man was driving. Id. Barbee said that the two automobiles then proceeded to drive to ...

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