Besides being one of country music’s most iconic artists, Garth Brooks is also the proud dad of three girls. The “Friends in Low Places” crooner first tied the know with his college sweetheart, Sandy Mahl, in 1986. Together, the former couple — who divorced in 1999 — welcomed three daughters, Taylor, August and Allie.
Becoming a father was a huge deal for the now 58-year-old, who actually took a decades-long hiatus from Hollywood in 2000 after welcoming his three children. At the time, Garth said that 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 return following Allie’s graduation from high school.
During his time away from the spotlight, the Grammy Award-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 tied the knot in December 2005. Considering Trisha, 55, 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 three girls.
“My best friend showed up. It was good, helped me out a lot,” Garth once gushed of Trisha to Closer Weekly and other reporters at the a NYC event celebrating the A&E Biography’s upcoming Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On TV special on November 18. “She didn’t have children, either. So we were kind of blind leading the blind.” It also doesn’t seem like it is awkward when it comes to the trio all coparenting together.
“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.” Aww!
Scroll down below to learn all about Garth’s three kids and Trisha’s stepdaughters!
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