Meet Kid Rock’s Family…
We’re about to share something with y’all that may blow your mind. Kid Rock is a grandpa.
It’s likely you may not have known that the 48-year-old singer is a dad, but he sure is. His son, Robert James Ritchie Jr., was born in 1993. His mother, Kelley South Russell, had been in an on-and-off relationship with Kid Rock since they were young.
After Kid Rock and Kelley split, the singer took his son and raised him on his own as a single father. Robert Jr., who goes by Robert James, went on to follow in his father’s musical footsteps and became a singer himself.
Just as Kid Rock became a father at a young age, so did his son. Robert James was 21 years old when it was announced that he would be having his first child. He made Kid Rock a grandpa at the age of 43, and he’s thankful for it. As he told Rolling Stone in 2016:
“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.'”
An Adorable Vacation
Looking through Kid Rock’s social media pages, you can tell how much he treasures the time he spends with his beautiful granddaughter, Skye.
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Well folks, it is official…My parade has been rained on! But in the end, it is not about me. It is about the kids and the wonderful work they do at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Either way, myself, family and especially my granddaughter, are gonna enjoy today. Sending well wishes for a break in the rain and a successful parade. I love Nashville and the people she holds. But remember…Rock n Roll Never Forgets!! Robert Ritchie / Kid Rock
The two recently got the chance to go on a little vacation together, and Kid Rock couldn’t keep himself from sharing a sweet snapshot they took on their trip. Grandpa and granddaughter jetted down to Disney World in Florida, where they got the chance to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
The pair posed with the famous Disney characters for a cute photo, which shows them both sporting huge smiles. Kid Rock gushed about the day in the photo’s caption, writing, “Does not get any better than Disney World with your granddaughter!”
Fans’ Reactions Are Priceless
Fans melted over the adorable picture, and filled the comments with remarks of how cute the photo is and how fast Skye has grown.
People also reacted to the photo on Twitter. Of course, you had a fair share of people reacting to the surprise news that Kid Rock is a grandpa.
Kid Rock, at Disney World, with his granddaughter. I can't even begin to process that. But damn if that ain't cool!
— Darrell Prichard (@DarrellPrichard) April 12, 2019
GRANDdaughter?!! You aren’t that old, are you?!?! ???
— Cecile (@thesignlady2) April 13, 2019
Granddaughter?! WHA?! You look so young tho!
— Maria Scarlett (@MariaScarlett12) April 13, 2019
You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and people sure have a lot of words to say about this precious photo of Kid Rock and his granddaughter!
Kid Rock also had his fair share of words to say about photographs in his song “Picture.” The track introduced him to the country music community, and he was welcomed with open arms following its success. Rewatch the song’s unforgettable music video below.
If Skye follows the same path as her grandpa and dad, we may be watching one of her music videos one day!