She may be one of country music‘s most iconic artists, but nothing makes Sheryl Crow feel more fulfilled than being the mom of her two kids, Wyatt and Levi. The “If It Makes You Happy” songstress chose a more unique road to motherhood as she adopted her beloved sons.
Sheryl first became a mom when she adopted her eldest son, Wyatt, shortly after his birth in 2007. The Grammy Award winner then completed her family when she adopted her youngest son, Levi, three years later in 2010.
Although the role of a single mom can be challenging at times, Sheryl was more than willing to take on the responsibilities. “I didn’t want to spend any more nights away from home,” she explained to People in April 2017. “When you have kids, your priorities definitely change. I really felt consistency is the most important thing.”
At the time she started the process of adoption, Sheryl took a break from the music industry to establish her life as a mother. “Adopting my boys — that’s just been the biggest everlasting event that has informed everything,” she gushed to the outlet.
Motherhood can be tumultuous, but the “Soak up the Sun” singer couldn’t be happier with her two little men. “At this point in my life, I am grounded and peaceful in knowing the order of things,” Sheryl said at the time. “There have been days where I think, ‘I suck as a mom; I can’t do anything right.’ But at the end of the day, there’s nothing better than family. I’m so blessed.”
The “First Cut Is the Deepest” singer echoed her sweet sentiment during an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly just months later in August 2017. “Motherhood changes everything,” she sweetly marveled. “They’re the first thing I think of in the morning and the last thing I think of at night.”
Now that Wyatt and Levi are older, Sheryl has a much easier time balancing her Hollywood career and raising her kids. Fortunately, the star’s boys love tagging along for their mom’s work, especially when she goes on tour.
“They go everywhere I go,” she gushed to Closer. “I think they enjoy it a little too much. They love having dance parties before bed and they always get to pick the music. I just hope they love music, and I can tell they do.”
Scroll through the gallery below to learn all about Sheryl’s sons, Levi and Wyatt!
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