|Real Name:||Kerrie McCarver|
|Birthday:||December 31, 1962|
|Occupation:||American Musician, Ex-Wife of Jerry Lee Lewis|
The American Dream. A place where dreams come true. A place where you can be anyone you want. And that is true for many celebrities. People come to the US to make their dreams come true. Sometimes, that dream includes becoming a celebrity. Yet, many people, like Kerrie McCarver, become celebrities after marrying one.
In her case, that is the famous American singer, songwriter, and pianist, Jerry Lee Lewis. Over the years, Jerry had many relationships, but today, we will talk about his marriage to Kerrie.
Who Was Her Ex-husband?
Born in September 1935, Jerry was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Many people recognized him as The Killer. Magazines described him as “rock and roll’s first great wild man”. Jerry passed away in October 2022, but not before making significant contributions to music.
He was a pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, making his first recordings in 1952 at Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studio in New Orleans.
Jerry was born to Elmo Kidd Lewis Sr. and Mary Mamie Herron Lewis in Ferriday, Louisiana, New Orleans. He grew up in an impoverished farming family. During his youth, Jerry began playing the piano with his cousins Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. Mickey became a popular country music star later on.
His parents believed in Jerry and his talents to the point they mortgaged their farm to buy him a piano. He was greatly influenced by his older cousin, Carl McVoy.
When he was young, his mother enrolled him at the Southwest Bible Institute in Waxahachie, Texas. There, he could sing evangelical songs exclusively. His career began when he daringly played a boogie-woogie rendition of My God is Real at a church assembly. He was sent home after the incident but began playing at clubs in and around Ferriday.
Jerry Lewis became a part of the burgeoning new rock and roll sound. He released his first demo recording in 1952 for Cosimo Matassa in New Orleans.
In the 1960s, his live performances were increasingly wild and energetic. He was widely regarded as one of the best in the world. His 1964 live album Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, is still regarded as one of the wildest and greatest live rock albums ever.
In the late 1960s, Lewis made his transition into country music with songs like Another Place, Another Time. It reignited his career, and he managed to top the country-western charts in the 1970s.
During his career, he has won four Grammy Awards. He also has a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement and a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. In 1986, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was also part of the inaugural class inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
Robert Christgau, a music critic, has said the following about Lewis, “His drive, his timing, his offhand vocal power, his unmistakable boogie-plus piano, and his absolute confidence in the face of the void make Jerry Lee the quintessential rock and roller”.
Now let’s go back to his former wife, Kerrie McCarver. She was born in the United States in December 1962. Fun fact: She was born on New Year’s Day, December 31. Another fun fact: she has Native American ancestors.
Kerrie has brown eyes and black hair and is of Caucasian ethnicity. She was Jerry Lewis’s sixth wife. He was married seven times.
But Kerry was also married before getting married to Jerry. They dated for a while before eventually getting married in 1984. They welcomed their first son, Jerry Lee Lewis III in 1983. Two decades later, they got a divorce.
When they got married, she was only 21 years of age. And she helped him get through several problems in his life, including his leg injury while jet skiing in 1985.
Talking about the incident, she said, “He was critical. But you made it. They didn’t think you would. He’s made up his mind that he wanted to live”.
Even Jerry called their relationship a great one and felt he finally found the girl.
Marriage To Jerry Lee Lewis
As we said before, the great musician was married seven times. He also had bigamous marriages and a marriage with his underage cousin. In total, he had six children during his life.
His first wife was Dorothy Barton, whom he married when he was only 16 years old. She was the daughter of a preacher, and their marriage lasted 20 months, from February 1952 to October 1953.
Then, he got married in September 1953 to Sally Jane Mitcham. This marriage lasted four years, and yield two children, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., and Ronnie Guy Lewis.
His third marriage was a controversial one, to 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown. She was his first cousin once removed. At the time of the ceremony, his divorce from Jane was not finalized. So, he remarried Brown on June 4, 1958. They had two children, Steve Allen Lewis and Phoebe Allen Lewis. Myra was only 14 years old when her first son was born. Sadly, he drowned in a swimming pool at the age of 3.
Myra Gale Brown filed for divorce in 1970, on the grounds of adultery and abuse. In her papers, she stated that she had been subject to every type of physical and mental abuse imaginable.
Jerry’s fourth marriage was to Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate, lasting from October 1971 to June 1982. She drowned in a swimming pool several weeks before their divorce was finalized. Jaren and Jerry had a daughter, Lori Lee Lewis.
But let’s talk about his sixth marriage to Kerrie McCarver. This was Jerry’s longest commitment. The couple stayed together for 21 years.
Jerry and Kerri dated for four months before they got engaged in December 1983. Eventually, they got married in April 1984. Jerry called her one of the special ladies in his life.
Considering they were together for 21 years, it is only natural to say Kerrie was his biggest love. And he was hers. Despite the fact she was only 21 years old when they got married, Kerrie had a husband before. But nothing compared to the life she had with Jerry.
They lived on a ranch in Nesbit, Mississippi with their family.
Is She On Social Media?
Following the divorce from American singer Jerry Lee Lewis, Kerrie disappeared from the media spotlight. She is nowhere to be found.
Even during their marriage, she was not a fan of the limelight. Kerrie McCarver Lewis tried to stay as secretive as possible. We didn’t mention it before, but there is no personal information regarding her early life, educational background, or professional career.
With that in mind, she is not active on social media.
As for her husband, he passed away in October 2022. But he was not active on social media during his life as well.
We said we do not know much about Kerrie’s educational background and professional career. As such, we cannot talk about her earnings or net worth.
What we do know is that her former husband Jerry had a net worth of $15 million at the time of his passing. Did she get any of that after the divorce? There is no info on any alimony or child support.
Nowadays, Kerrie is living peacefully away from the media spotlight.