Wanda Rogers, the widow of country music legend Kenny Rogers, has recently embarked on a new chapter in her life – love. In a touching revelation, Wanda shared that Kenny had encouraged her to find happiness with someone else after he was gone.
Kenny, known for his hit song “The Gambler,” had always been a caring and supportive partner. He understood that life is meant to be lived to the fullest and wanted Wanda to continue that journey even after he had passed away. Despite her initial reluctance, Kenny’s words stuck with her.
“I’m not going to stay here forever,” Kenny had said to Wanda. “I want you to be happy. You’re still young. I want your life to be full even after I’m gone.” Wanda, now 56, admitted that at first, she wasn’t interested in discussing such matters. But Kenny’s heartfelt message lingered in her mind.
Tragically, in March 2020, Kenny Rogers peacefully passed away at the age of 81. In the midst of her grief, Wanda remembered his words and found comfort in the idea that Kenny would want her to find love and happiness once again.
Wanda also revealed that Kenny wanted their twin sons, Justin and Jordan, who had recently graduated from high school, to understand the importance of moving on after the loss of a loved one. He wanted them to know that life goes on and that one day, Wanda would find happiness again.
“Showing the lads that life goes on is one of the important things,” Wanda shared. “It does. I’m dating someone really amazing. Kenny did everything he could to make me happy, and he wanted me to go on. To be able to say those things and genuinely mean them takes a very strong man. I believe that simply demonstrates the type of man he was.”
Wanda’s journey towards finding love again started many years ago when Kenny introduced her to a blind date at the Atlanta restaurant where she worked as a hostess. Though their romantic relationship blossomed years later, their friendship remained strong. In 1997, Wanda and Kenny tied the knot and embarked on a beautiful marriage.
Today, Wanda has found love once again with the help of a friend who had previously dated her sister. She sees many of the same admirable qualities in her current partner that she found in Kenny – his leadership, positive energy, and genuine care for her well-being.
In this heartwarming story, we witness the enduring love and support that Kenny Rogers had for his wife, even beyond his passing. His encouragement to embrace life and find happiness is a lesson that can resonate with all of us.