Carole Rogers Biography – Kenny Rogers’ Daughter Carole Rogers Wiki
Carole Rogers is the first child and only daughter of the late country musician Kenny Rogers and his first wife Janice Gordon. Carole Rogers is the oldest child and only daughter of county music star Kenny Rogers, who died of natural causes on March 20, 2020, at the age of 81.
Rogers was not in contact with his oldest child. He did not play an active role in Carole’s childhood due to an arrangement made with his first wife, Janice Gordon.
Rogers also had four sons, whom you can read more about here. His kids and family released the following statement announcing his death, “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 p.m. at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”
Kenny Rogers’ teenage sweetheart was Janice Gordon. He explained in his memoir, “Luck or Something Like It,” that Gordon became pregnant the first time they had sex. Rogers was 19 years old at the time.
Rogers told Fox News in a 2012 interview that the pregnancy caused a rift with Gordon’s parents. “You know what? I loved her. At 19 I thought, ‘This is ok with me.’ That was a thing where her parents thought I’d ruined her life and were determined to break me. It didn’t work, and it’s really sad because I think it could have worked.”
Carole Rogers Family
Carole Rogers is the granddaughter of Edward Floyd Rogers and Lucille Rogers. Her uncle is Lelan Rogers.
Carole Rogers Age
Carole Rogers is 60 years old.
Carole Rogers Parents
Carole is the daughter of country musician Kenny Rogers and his first wife Janice Gordon. The two got married on May 15, 1858 but they divorced in April 1960.
Carole Rogers Mother Janice Gordon
Janice was the first wife of Kenny Rogers but the relationship ended after 1 year and 9 months of marriage. It is alleged that Janice’s parents believed that he would ruin her life as they were both teenagers. Due to family pressure, the two ended up divorcing and Janice remarried.
Carole Rogers Father Kenny Rogers
Carole was the first child of Kenny Rogers who he bore when he was only 19. Kenny Rogers revealed that he was forced to make a promise to Janice and her parents that he would have no contact with Carole.
“That was my promise to them, that I would be her father, but he (his ex-wife’s second husband) would be her Dad, and I don’t want to disrupt that. He stepped in at a time that was really awkward for all of us, and he became her Dad, and I love him for that. He was a good guy.”
Kenny Rogers Death
Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas, United States. He died on March 20, 2020, at the age of 81 at his home in Colbert, Georgia. The Rogers family confirmed his death in a statement on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The statement read: “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 PM at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.
“In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Kenny Rogers’ songs that have inspired generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, was a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.
“The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency. They look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.”