Garth Brooks‘ daughters are now all adults and paving their own way in the world! Garth married their mother, college sweetheart Sandy Mahl, on May 24, 1986. Together, the couple welcomed three daughters— Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks (born July 8, 1992), August Anna Brooks (born May 3, 1994), and Allie Colleen Brooks (born July 28, 1996). As fans know so well, the pair separated in March 1999 and finalized their divorce in 2001.
While promoting his 2019 A&E documentary, Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On, the country music superstar got candid about raising his daughters after the divorce.
“I was living with three strange women that I did not know. They were 8, 6, and 4,” Brooks confessed.
Fortunately for him, his now-wife Trisha Yearwood stepped in to help him navigate.
“I was about to get a crash course in females…and my best friend showed up,” Brooks added.
The Oklahoman gives Yearwood, whom he married in 2005, a ton of credit for helping him parent his children. He also believes the girls really benefited from having ‘three parents’ raising them. Although divorce and introducing a stepparent has its challenges, Garth is thankful for how everything turned out.
“They got the right amount of their mom in them, the right amount of me in them, and the right amount of Trisha’s influence in them as well. So I think everything happens for a reason at a time,” the star admitted during an interview with FOX News.