Remember When Loretta Lynn “Married” Kid Rock In 2020?
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In August 2020, Loretta Lynn‘s son, Ernie, and his wife, Crystal, renewed their vows. Ernie’s daughter, Tayla, helped her dad and stepmom plan their renewal celebration.
She said the theme of the night was “‘HILLBILLY SOIRÉE w/an elegant flair.‘”
Loretta knew she couldn’t miss the event, so she was in attendance. Kid Rock was there as well, and he was getting ready to sing a song “when BAM a preacher walks out on stage,” Tayla recalled.
Tayla said her dad and stepmom arranged a pretend wedding ceremony between Kid Rock and Loretta to make her feel special. The two singers were good friends:
“Like they adore each other,” Tayla explained. “They joke around all the time about getting married and saying to heck with the rest of em. So Dad and Crystal decide to make that happen!“
Tayla said both Loretta and Kid Rock were “caught off guard” by the whole thing, but were still incredibly thrilled about their pretend marriage ceremony.
“Memaw and Kid both become giddy. Like school kids,” Tayla said.
She shared some pictures of the pretend ceremony, as well as a few pictures from her dad’s vow renewal.
Of course, the ceremony wasn’t real, and Loretta didn’t actually marry Kid Rock. But Tayla said “They played along” and ended up enjoying themselves.
It’s clear Loretta had a good time, because she posted about her pretend marriage on her own Instagram account. She shared some pictures too, and a few pictures show her wearing a veil:
“Things got crazy then–my boy @kidrock was there and we’ve always teased about getting ourselves married. Well, the preacher was already there so we had some fun with it. Sorry girls, he’s taken now!” Loretta wrote.
She also included a few funny hashtags, including “#cougar” and “#88andfeelinggreat.”
See Loretta’s post below.
Loretta passed away just a little over two years later, on October 4, 2022. Kid Rock wrote a heartfelt tribute to her, saying:
“RIP Miss Loretta. I find it very difficult to put your beautiful soul, talent and friendship into words right now… so I will use the ones you said to me and so many others, so many times…’I love you honey’ Kid Rock.”
It’s obvious Kid Rock will miss Loretta dearly…