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Longest-Lasting Country Music Marriages – Fame10

By newadmin / Published on Wednesday, 01 Jul 2020 06:55 AM / No Comments / 9 views

5. Toby Keith and Tricia Covel

Long before fame came calling, Toby Keith Covel, known as Toby Keith, met Tricia Lucus. Toby was only 20 and Tricia was 19 when they first met at an Oklahoma nightclub in 1981. Three years later the pair wed on March 24, 1984, and Keith adopted Tricia’s daughter, Shelley, who was born the year before Tricia met the singer. Although fame didn’t instantly find Keith, Tricia never lost faith, “Dozens of people told Tricia, ‘You need to go tell your old man to get a real job,’” Keith revealed in an interview. “It took a strong-hearted and loving woman to say, ‘He’s good enough at music that I’ve got to let him try. And it’ll be a great shot for both of us if he can make it work.’” With Tricia’s full support, Toby Keith became a huge country star, and at home, the pair welcomed daughter Krystal and son Stelen. “I absolutely love performing and writing songs,” Keith said, “but being at home with my wife, Tricia, and my three kids is the best feeling of all.”

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