A picture might be worth a thousand words and a six-pack of Badass Beer if that picture just so happens to capture a tender moment between notorious Michigan-bred douche bag Kid Rock and country legend Loretta Lynn, both of whom said “Bawitdaba” at the altar in Tennessee this weekend.
OK — so they probably didn’t quote Kid Rock’s gibberish-filled banger from 1998 but Lynn, 88, and Robert “Kid Rock” Ritchie, 49, did have some fun during an elegant “hillbilly soiree” vow renewal for Lynn’s son, Ernest, and his wife, Crystal.
“Marriage isn’t always easy — heck it’s not even always pretty, but love holds you together and you push through the bad days to enjoy the good ones,” Lynn posted on Facebook. “I’m so proud of them and wish them years of happiness. Things got crazy then — my boy Kid Rock was there and we’ve always teased about getting ourselves married. Well, the preacher was already there so we had some fun with it,” she said. “Sorry girls, he’s taken now!”
She added the hashtags, #gottahavesomefun, #88andfeelinggreat, #laugh, #tabloidfodder, and #cougar.
What a weekend! My Ernie & Crystal renewed their vows this weekend. It was beautiful and everything it should be….
Lynn’s post included several photos of Kid Rock — who was absolutely wearing a pair of white airbrushed denim overalls and a fedora — on one knee while holding Lynn’s hands.
Lynn’s granddaughter Tayla took to Instagram to share some behind-the-scenes details of the now-viral moment.
Apparently, “bestie” Kid Rock was there to officiate the real ceremony when during the nuptials, as he prepared to break into song, a preacher walked out on stage.
“Now, you must understand how close Kid and Memaw have gotten. Like they adore each other. They joke around all the time about getting married and saying to heck with the rest of ’em,” Tara’s post reads. “So Dad and Crystal decide to make that happen!”
She explains that Lynn and Kid Rock were caught off guard but were “giddy” like “school kids” by the gesture.
“They played along. (Cause obv it’s a joke) Unc (Tim Cobb) even had the veil ready,” she adds. “We all laughed, sang, hugged. It was a moment last night in the midst of the world turning sideways where love and joy were absolutely shared.”
Though the wedding may not be binding, it’s a hell of a lot sweeter than Kid Rock’s four-month-long marriage to Pamela Anderson in 2006. The marriage allegedly ended when the metro Detroit rap-rocker saw a screening of Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which stars Anderson as herself.
“…I thought it was a joke,” Baron Cohen said in 2019 of the split, “but then a few weeks later they got divorced and they put as a reason for divorce, ‘Borat.‘”
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