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Here’s a little something y’all may not know about Kid Rock…he’s a grandpa!
It may come as a shock to hear that fact, and that’s because Kid Rock is only 52. But he isn’t new to grandpa life…he became a grandpa at the age of 43!
His granddaughter, named Skye, was born when Kid Rock’s son, Robert James Ritchie Jr., was in his early twenties.
Bobby and Skye eventually moved to Tennessee. Kid Rock has kept a home in the state ever since he first experienced success in country music.
Back in 2017, the “All Summer Long” singer spoke to Billboard about his preference for Tennessee since Skye and Bobby live there. “[I’m spending] a lot more time [in Tennessee] now that my son is here and my granddaughter,” he said.
When asked by Rolling Stone in 2016 what he thought about becoming a grandfather at such a young age, Kid Rock said he considers himself lucky.
“My friends say, ‘How lucky are you, to be able to see your granddaughter do so much stuff? You’ll be at her wedding.’ So many things you might not see if you have kids later in life, which seems to be the trend now for most responsible adults.'”
You can tell that Kid Rock loves being a grandpa. He frequently shares adorable photos of Skye on social media. It seems like they spend a lot of time with one another!
They rode together in a Christmas parade in Leipers Fork, Tennessee in 2018. “A big heartfelt THANK-YOU to Leipers Fork, TN for having my granddaughter and I in their Christmas parade! We had a ball!” Kid Rock captioned two photos of him and Skye riding in the parade.
Kid Rock and Skye also embarked on a magical vacation in 2019. They went to Disney World, and Kid Rock shared a snapshot from their trip on social media.
Standing next to Minnie Mouse and her grandpa, Skye was sporting a huge smile on her face as she looked at the camera. Kid Rock crouched next to her and Mickey Mouse, flashing the camera a big grin of his own.
Kid Rock made it clear he and Skye had a wonderful time together. “Does not get any better than Disney World with your granddaughter!” he wrote.
The priceless photo received a lot of love from fans.
On his 50th birthday in January 2021, Kid Rock shared an older photo of him and Skye sitting in a rocking chair together. He called the snapshot, “one of [his] favorite personal pics.“
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Most recently, Kid Rock shared a picture of him and Skye after “a great weekend” of shows in Texas in August 2021.
The photo shows Kid Rock and Skye flashing peace signs at the camera. “…I am so happy to have gained at least one new fan for sure after a great weekend in Texas,” Kid Rock captioned the picture.
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Pictures are something that clearly hold a lot of meaning for Kid Rock. After all, one of his biggest hits is a song he co-wrote and sang with Sheryl Crow titled “Picture.” If you haven’t heard the song in a while, be sure to give it a listen below.
Who knows, maybe little Skye will one day grow up to be a singer just like her grandpa!