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Vince Gill + Amy Grant: A Closer Look At Their Blended Family

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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."

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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.

Corrina Grant Gill

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Daughter Corrina is the only biological child from Grant and Gill's marriage. Born in 2001, she has been credited with helping create healing among the children after the marriage.

"[She's] the glue of this whole family," Gill told AARP. "She bonded all of us in a blood way that really did connect us."

Apparently, with the genes of two successful artists, it makes sense that Corrina would want to follow in her parents' footsteps. She has an incredible voice and regularly posts videos singing on social media. She's also currently in college attending Belmont.

"Our youngest, Corrina, is studying music performance in college. She's a great singer," Grant gushed to Closer Weekly.

Gloria "Millie" Chapman

Amy Grant's daughter Millie Chapman lives in New York City where she works in publishing. She recently tied the knot with her husband Ben Long and made national news for donating a kidney to her best friend. The selfless act actually helped bring healing to her divorced parents, decades after their painful split.

"In the wake of a loving gift, we all came together to do our hospital vigil and it was a lot of waiting, but so much joy," Grant told the Tennessean. "It's been unbelievable, sitting around talking, looking at old family pictures."

Sarah Chapman

Not much is known about Grant's daughter Sarah outside of the fact that she's married to her husband Derek Besenius. Derek is actually in business with her brother Matthew and based on their business, they appear to be based in Tennessee.

Matthew Chapman

The only boy of all of Grant's children is Matthew. He co-owns LabCanna, a CBD company with his brother-in-law Derek, "which got the first license to process hemp in the state of Tennessee," Amy revealed to Closer Weekly. "I'm very proud of them!"

Jennifer Jerene Gill

Jenny is Gill's only child from his first marriage to country singer-songwriter Janis Oliver. According to Grant, she has quite the singing voice. We have to agree based on this duet Jenny performed with her father.

"I inherited Jenny when I married Vince. She's 37, and we have two grandkids from her and [her husband] Josh. She tours with me and is a great harmony singer." 

 

 

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