Marianne Gordon is an Amerian actress popular for “Hee Haw”. Marianne Gordon is also better known as the ex-wife of late country music singer Kenny Rogers who recently passed away aged 81.
Table of Biography
Marianne Gordon is currently single. However, it wasn’t always the same case regarding her love life. Gordon was married twice. She married Michael Trikilis on 31 January 1971 and divorced in the year 1975. Later, she met and married the world-renowned country singer Kenny Rogers on 3 October 1977 but sadly divorced in 1994.
Her first husband was a producer known for Stacey (1973), Night Dreams (1993), and Six Pack (1982). He passed away on December 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, California, USA. After divorce with Gordon, Trikilis married Melissa Hunt Trikilis on 8 August 1988 and they remained together until his demise on 28 December 2019. The lovers have two children together.
Talking about her second husband Kenny Rogers, Gordon was his 4th wife. They tied the knot on 1st October 1977. The then-lovers had a child together in 1982. His name is Christopher Cody Rogers and he is 38 years old at present. They divorced in the year 1993 after their 16 years long relationship.
The Gordon-Rogers Love Story
Their love story began in the 1970s. The pair met while Rogers was a guest on Hee Haw. When they met for the second time at a party, they started dating. During that time, both of them were going through their divorces. The lovers took things slowly with nothing hurried. She joined Rogers in his music tour and Rogers joined her on her show Hee Haw through guest appearances.
The lovers then tied the knot on 3 October 1977 and had a son together. They married in a private ceremony at the groom’s home in Los Angeles. To congratulate the couple immediately after the ceremony, there was Reverend James Davidson, father of singer John Davidson. He was also the one to perform the marriage.
Their son’s name is Christopher Cody Rogers and he was born in 1982. Currently, he is 38 years old and he is an actor and director. He has starred in Reno 911!, The Gambler: Draw’s Luck, and Six Pack. Junior Rogers also directed three shorts including By Sea, Park, and Loneliness.
Sadly, the love story of 17 long years came to a stop when they divorced in the year 1993. As revealed by Kenny in an interview with Independent, their son had the hardest time due to their divorce and he coped better when Kenny Rogers vowed to always be his father no matter what. Moreover, the Gordon-Rogers divorce settlement included $60 million. And Kenny said Marianne deserved the amount because she supported him throughout the dark times when his band broke up and he ended up in a tremendous amount of debt.
Gordon was the fourth wife of Kenny Rogers. Before her, Kenny married his first wife, Janice Gordon on 15 May 1958 and then divorced in April 1960. The then-lovers had a daughter together named Carole Lynne born on September 15, 1958. He then married his second wife named Jean in October 1960 and divorced in 1963.
Further, Kenny’s third marriage was with Margo Anderson in October 1964. However, they also divorced in the year 1976. The pair also had a child together, named Kenny Rogers Jr. Moreover, after divorce with Gordan, Rogers went on to marry Wanda Miller on 1st June 1997 and they stayed married for almost 23 years until Kenny Rogers’ death did them apart on 20 March 2020. The lovers had twins together.
The names of Rogers’ children from other relationships are Carole Lynne Rogers born on September 15, 1958, Kenny Rogers Jr., and Twins Justin and Jordan born on July 6th, 2004.
Death of Kenny Rogers
The news of Kenny’s demise broke on March 20, 2020. Kenny Rogers passed away while he was under the hospice care at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, as per the information provided by a representative for the singer. The country singer passed away at the age of 81 due to natural causes. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Rogers plan to have a small private service with a public memorial planned for a later date.
Marianne Gordon remembers him as a loving husband who had his full attention on his then-wife. She is also mourning the loss of her ex-husband along with the whole world. Gordon also reminds the world how good a person Kenny was. She says during the interview:
I couldn’t say enough nice things about him and how special he was. So many people have called to remind me of the wonderful things Kenny did to help his friends and mine, including buying a car for a friend’s mother. He was such a kind, good person.
Victoria Hallman, George W. Bush, and Dolly Parton are among the people to pay tribute to the late singer.
Early Life and Childhood
Marianne Gordon was born on 28 January 1946 and she is currently 74 years old. She is originally from Athens, Georgia, the U.S. There is no information regarding her family background as well as educational background. She is an American by nationality but her ethnic background is unknown.
Marianne Gordon is herself an actress. She has appeared in supporting roles in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini in the year 1965, Rosemary’s Baby in 1968, Little Darlings in 1980, The Being in 1983 and The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1991 among many other movies. Gordon was also a cast member of Hee Haw for several years. Hee Haw is an American television variety show that features country music and humor with the fictional rural “Kornfield Kounty” as the backdrop.
Moreover, Gordon’s first husband a producer known for Stacey (1973), Night Dreams (1993), and Six Pack (1982). Gordon’s second husband was a world-renowned American country music singer known for his raspy voice and multiple hits like Lady, The Gambler, Lucille, and Through the Years. And her son is also an actor and a director.
In the year 2017, Kenny retired from his singing career citing that he wanted to spend some quality time with his family. He said that he is a father first and singer second. Kenny said during the announcement:
“hope my fans understand that I’m a father first and a singer second… I’m missing some very great parts of my boys’ lives. I know as well as anybody else how that time gets away from you. And I don’t want to miss it. I just worry about how much longer I’m going to be here, and I want to have time to spend with them. It’s pretty simple.”
Kenny Rogers had his final concert in Nashville on 25 October 2017. It was held at the Bridgestone Arena. A list of guest artists joined him at his final concert. Those guests included Linda Davis, Elle King, Little Big Town, Lionel Richie, Billy Currington, Lee Greenwood, the Flaming Lips, the Oak Ridge Boys, Justin Moore, and Travis Tritt.
Some other guests were the Judds, Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Idina Menzel, Crystal Gayle, Reba McEntire, and Jamey Johnson. Rogers’s long time friend, Dolly Parton, also made a special appearance and the duo performed You Can’t Make Old Friends and Islands in the Stream for the final time.
Awards and Net Worth
She has not bagged many awards. But one of them is the Entertainers Award for Hee Haw at the 5th Annual TV Land Awards Show. It was held in Santa Monica, California, the United States on 14 April 2007. Gordon received the award with Gunilla Hutton, Misty Rowe, Barbi Benton, Roy Clark, Linda Thompson, and Jon Hager.
Moreover, her second husband, Kenny Rogers received numerous awards over the years since 1977. His first award was the Country Music Association Award for “Single of the Year” for the song Lucille.
Rogers went on to receive a number of other awards in the consecutive years. He also received several awards in a single year. The most recent one of all his achievements and awards was the “Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award” in the year 2013 and being elected to the “Country Music Hall of Fame” in the same year.
There is no exact information regarding Gordon’s net worth and earnings. Nevertheless, her second ex-husband had an estimated net worth of $250 million.
Body Measurements and Social Media
There is no information related to Gordon’s body measurement stats. Her exact height, weight, dress size, shoe size, chest-waist-hip, etc are all not revealed yet. Marianne Gordon has brown colored eyes and blonde hair. Moreover, Gordon is also not available on any social media platform.