First Chapter: The Unexpected Meeting
Kenny Rogers had been married four times before he finally met the one that he would spend the rest of his lifetime with. In an interview with Reuters journalist Jill Jacobs, he shared how his music career played a role in all of his failed marriages. He said that music was like a mistress, and a difficult mistress for a wife to compete with at that.
Rogers explained that when he became so driven and selfish, he was so intent to follow his life that it cost him. He was gone so much from his marriages that there was a disconnect. But he loved each and every woman he married, and he never put the blame on them for the marriage falling apart.
After that, he was just casually dating around, and it was during one of those dates that he finally met the woman he would spend the rest of his lifetime with.
Rogers’ friend Charlie Minor set him up on a blind date at Pricci Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. Right during the middle of his not-so-going-good date, Rogers saw Miller, who was working her night shift then. According to him, he wasn’t sure if she even looked at him, but he saw her. And there was just something incredibly different about Miller. Rogers shared that she had this genuine smile that rocked him to his core.
He didn’t move to ask her right away out of respect for his date. But the same night, he called the restaurant, asked about her, and then left his phone number with one of Miller’s coworkers. When she came in the next day, the staff told her that Kenny Rogers was asking about her, but she didn’t believe them at first. So, she threw the phone number away. Finally, her co-workers convinced her that it was real. She returned the call, and then they started dating.