Aside from being one of country music’s most iconic artists, Garth Brooks is also the proud dad of his girls. The “Friends in Low Places” crooner tied the knot with his college sweetheart, Sandy Mahl, in 1986. Together, the former couple welcomed three daughters, Taylor Brooks, August Brooks and Allie Brooks.
Becoming a father was a huge deal for Garth, who actually took a decade-long hiatus from Hollywood in 2000 after welcoming his three children. At the time, the new father — who split from Sandy in 1999 — said he would wait until his youngest daughter left for college before returning to country music. In 2014, he kept true to his word and made his highly anticipated debut following Allie’s graduation from high school.
During his time away from the spotlight, the Grammy winner also met and fell in love with fellow country artist Trisha Yearwood. Just four years after his separation from Sandy was finalized in 2001, Garth and the “How Do I Live” songstress exchanged vows in December 2005.
Although Trisha didn’t have any kids of her own from prior marriages to exes Chris Latham and Robert Reynolds, she became the proud stepmom to Garth’s kiddos. While chatting with Closer Weekly and other reporters at an NYC event in November 2019, Garth opened up about how “good” it was to have Trisha by his side while he was raising his daughters.
“My best friend showed up [and] helped me out a lot,” he gushed at the time. “She didn’t have children either. So we were kind of blind leading the blind.” Despite some challenges, the “If Tomorrow Never Comes” crooner noted the two always found a way to amicably coparent with Garth’s ex, Sandy.
“I’d never wished divorce on anybody, but three children and three parents worked really well — especially since the three girls were all tomboys,” he explained. “So they were all at soccer, track and field, whatever, softball. So never ever did one of those kids take the field where at least one parent wasn’t in the stands.”
It sounds like Garth and Trisha have built a strong foundation for their family.
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