It definitely wasn’t easy for country singer Vince Gill and his wife Amy Grant to have a happy blended family when they first tied the knot back in 2000. Christian singer Grant, known for her crossover hits like “Baby Baby,” was freshly divorced from her first husband, Gary Chapman, and her three children really weren’t pleased when she walked down the aisle with the Nashville star. She had first met the Grammy Award winner in 1993 on his first televised special and it was an immediate friendship. Contrary to popular belief at the time, Grant wasn’t immediately over her husband after the first time she met Gill.
“I didn’t get a divorce because ‘I had a great marriage and then along came Vince Gill,” the Christian pop star explained in an interview with CCM Magazine following the divorce.
“Gary and I had a rocky road from day one. I think what was so hard–and this is (what) one of our counselors said–sometimes an innocent party can come into a situation, and they’re like a big spotlight. What they do is reveal, by comparison, the painful dynamics that are already in existence.”
Apparently, on the actual wedding day, Grant’s three children, along with Gill’s daughter from his previous marriage, were far from happy.
“I laugh about our wedding day, because all of our photographs, I refer to my grim-faced children,” Grant revealed on the ‘Katie’ show to Katie Couric. “But really, Vince and I were the only excited ones.”
Luckily, time heals all wounds, and eventually, the anger turned to love and acceptance. Here’s a closer look at the five children that comprise the blended Grant/Gill household.