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LEFT BEHIND : Who are Loretta Lynn’s children and where they are now

Country singer Loretta Lynn died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee on October 4, 2022.

The singer was 90 years old and had six children with her husband of 50 years.

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Who are Loretta Lynn children?

Loretta Lynn was a renowned country singer, earning three GRAMMY Awards and 18 GRAMMY nominations over the course of her career.

She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 alongside other famed artists including Patsy Cline, Owen Bradley, and Earnest Tubb.

Loretta Lynn children’s names , Betty, Cissie, Ernest, Peggy, and Patsy followed in their mom’s footsteps and became country singers and songwriters while her son, Jack, worked as a rancher.

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Loretta Lynn married Oliver Vanetta Lynn Jr. when she was 13 years old and the couple lived in poverty until she launched her singing career in the 1960s.

She had her first three children before she was 19 years old, and had her fourth before her career took off.

In later years she said she worried about her youngest children, twins Peggy and Patsy.

“I don’t worry about the older kids,” Lynn told The Washington Post in 1980. “They remember what it was like when we were poor.”

Speaking about her daughters who were 15 years old at the time, she added: “But the twins have always had everything they ever wanted.”

The twins became the most successful country artists out of their siblings and formed the band, The Lynns.

Peggy and Patsy performed frequently in bars when an executive from Reprise Records saw them and offered a record deal.

They released their popular song Woman to Woman in 1997 and were nominated for the Vocal Duo of the Year at the 1998 and 1999 CMA Awards.

Loretta Lynn children where they are now

Lynn’s husband passed away from congestive heart failure in 1996 after 50 years of marriage, leaving behind his wife and their children.

Two of Lynn’s children have since passed away. Jack died in 1984 when he tried to cross a river while riding his horse but fell and drowned on the family’s property.

Jack was only 34 years old when he died, and Lynn remembered him in an anniversary Facebook post in July 2021.

“My Jack. Today in 1984 my life changed forever. You are never the same after you bury one of your children-never. I’ve thought of him and missed him every day for 37 years,” she wrote.

“He was a spitting image of his daddy. He was quiet and tender. I adored him with all my heart.

“He and Betty Sue got into everything when they were little and I was a new momma. They kept me on my toes and I’d do it all again if I could.”

She added: “They’re together now. Jack, I love you, honey. You still bring a smile to me every time I think of you.”

Betty passed away in 2013 from complications with emphysema, leaving behind her husband and two children.

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Loretta Lynn’s daughters, Peggy and PatsyCredit: Getty

What was Loretta Lynn’s relationship with her children?.

Lynn told The Washington Post that she had been on the road for most of her children’s adolescence.

Her breakthrough songs included Coal Miner’s Daughter, You Ain’t Woman Enough, The Pill, Don’t Come Home a Drinkin (With Lovin’ on Your Mind), Rated X, and You’re Looking at Country.

As she became known as a trailblazer in the music industry, her performances took her away from home and her family, making her tour bus the closest thing she had to a home.

“When I first started singing, I figured, ‘well, I’ll do this for a couple of years and then I’ll go home to my babies.’

“And then it was two more years and then two more. And then I discovered that time didn’t wait for me, they were all growing up. And then I just had to take time,” she told The Washington Post.

“I had to learn to live each day to the fullest. To have a good time — because before you know it, it’s over.”

In a Facebook post in 2018, Lynn posted a photo of her and her husband with five of their six children.

She said even though she had traversed the country, made many friends, and recorded numerous songs, it was her family that had kept her going.

“It’s always been my family that means the most to me,” she wrote. “They’ve kept me going when the times were tough and helped me through some rough days.

“They have my heart. Nothing is ever stronger than a momma’s love!”

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