Showtime’s new series George & Tammy just saw the light of day. The limited series which comprises a total of six episodes premiered on Sunday night on both Showtime as well as Paramount+.
For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you, George & Tammy revolves around the life of the country music power couple, Tammy Wynette and George Jones. The pair’s complicated yet enduring relationship inspired some of the most iconic songs of all time.
In the limited series George & Tammy, the role of George Jones has been played by Michael Shannon, on the other hand, the character of Tammy Wynette has been essayed by Jessica Chastain. Continue reading further to learn more about the personal life of Tammy Wynette including her past relationships and her four kids, all of them daughters.
How many kids did Tammy Wynette have?
Throughout the course of her life, Tammy walked down the aisle five times. She became a stepmom to various children from her husbands’ past relationships. Although, she had only four children of her own, all daughters.
The Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad singer welcomed three of her four daughters from her first marriage to Euple Byrd. The pair tied in the knot in the year 1960 and called it quits in 1965.
Tammy and Euple’s first child together, daughter Gwendolyn Lee Byrd, joined them earthside on April 14, 1961. The former couple welcomed their second child, daughter Jackie Daly, on August 21, 1962. Their third daughter, Tina Denise Byrd, came into the world on March 27, 1965.
In October 1970, Wynette welcomed her fourth child, daughter Tamala Georgette Jones with her then-husband George Jones. This was Tammy’s only child through her marriage to George Jones.
Tammy loved all her daughters dearly and one of the reasons, she worked so hard in the music industry was to give her daughters a good life. She even made a song for her daughters named Dear Daughters.
Gwendolyn Lee Byrd
Gwendolyn Lee Byrd is the eldest daughter of Tammy Wynette and her first husband Euple Byrd who was five years senior to the country music artist. She was born on April 14, 1961. At the moment, she is 61 years old.
Despite her mom being a big musician, Gwendolyn Lee Byrd has stayed away from the flashing cameras for most of her life. As of right now, not much is known about the life of Gwendolyn, apart from the fact that she is Tammy Wynette’s oldest daughter.
Jackie Daly is the second daughter of the Til I Can Make It On My Own singer and Euple Byrd. Tammy gave birth to her and Euple’s second daughter, Jackie Daly on August 21, 1962. Right now, she is 60 years old.
Unlike her elder sister, Gwendolyn Lee Byrd, Jackie is active on social media. Every now and then, she shares pictures of herself with her starlet mom Tammy Wynette and sisters on the social media platform Facebook.
In December 2019, Jackie poured her heart out in a social media post. She penned a heartfelt caption alongside a series of pictures. She started by saying, “This seems to be the time of year when people reminisce and pull out pictures and I’m one of those people.”
She added, “So many great memories thru the years and if mom were here today she probably wouldn’t be happy with me posting some of the pictures. I want people to, see the mother/ mamaw side of her that not a lot of people got to see. She was an amazing human being and I often wonder what she would think of Facebook, politics and all this political correctness nonsense. I think I have an idea!!❤️😝.”
At the moment, Jackie lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and has four daughters and their names are as follows: Sophia, Kristina, Catherine, and Natalie. Her book titled Tammy Wynette: A Daughter Recalls Her Mother’s Tragic Life and Death was published in the year 2020. In the book, she spilled the beans about the life of her mom and her struggles in her final years. She also put light on the relationship she shared with her daughters.
Tina Denise Byrd
Tina Denise Byrd is the youngest daughter of the country music artist Tammy Wynette and Euple Byrd. Tammy and Euple welcomed their third daughter, Tina Denise Byrd on March 27, 1965. Currently, she is 57 years old.
Tina is well-known for collaborating with her mom and stepdad George Jones on the album titled, George and Tammy and Tina. She was only eight years old when she worked on the album with her parents. Many songs from the album landed on the Billboard charts. However, while growing up, just like her elder sisters Gwendolyn and Jackie, Tina also didn’t stay in touch with the limelight.
Georgette Jones is the only child of Tammy Wynette and George Jones. The He Loves Me All The Way singer and George Jones who met each other on tour exchanged their vows in the year 1969.
The power couple welcomed their first and only child daughter Georgette Jones in October 1970. As per her IMDb page, Georgette was born on October 5, 1970, in Lakeland, Florida, United States.
Georgette followed in the footsteps of her famous parents and decided to pursue a career in music. She recorded her first song titled Daddy Come Home with her father George when she was merely 10 years old. Over the years, she has released five albums and toured internationally as a country artist.
She and her elder half-sister Jackie try their best to keep the legacy of their mom alive. Back in the day, Georgette also published a memoir that consisted of deep insights into her childhood with her mom and dad.
Earlier this year, in May, Georgette put out a heartfelt post on the occasion of her mom Tammy’s birthday. She posted a series of beautiful pictures of herself and her mother on the social media platform Instagram.
“Mom would have been 80 today. It’s so hard to believe she’s been gone for so long. The world may celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but we like to pretend it’s all about Mom, so, happy Cinco de Momma and happy birthday in Heaven to the most beautiful and loving Mom! ❤️,” she wrote alongside the series of photos.
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I have been watching George and Tammy. It reminds me of all the country music stars who had their story told. Loretta, Pasty and Lynn. A strong woman letting weak alcoholic men take advantage and beat them. But I must stay at least Tammy left only to find another. Growing up in my house in those times dad was an alcoholic but mom abused him, most of the time. But I digress the show is great and I love hearing song my parents played all the time.
I have been watching now from the the very 1st episode. Just like in 1964 when I heard my first album of Tammy , George, George and Tammy , and George , Tammy, and Tina . I am their BIGGEST fan. The series is going to win all the awards, I am sure of it . Thank you Georgette for the beauty you have brought into our lives.
What a great series! I love it!
Absolutely addicted to George&Tammy show. Idk it is nostalgia and great music but the story line is great too
I loved listening to George and Tammy at night time because then I would blast the music and fall asleep from their songs rip my loves
This series reminds me of my childhood. Country music and drunk people.
I love the music.
I started watching Tammy & George series; because I love real story shows. I really like it and love how they really loved each other. It makes me sick that she married that Richey scum bag and left her daughters no inheritance. But life goes on…..
I am loving the show. I know it is very fluffy as far as not showing just how bad George’s alcoholism really was because I do know it was very hard physically on Tammy. I loved watching them in love and seeing how wonderful George could be.
I was a huge fan of Tammy Wynette and George Jones. I had no idea of what those two talented people went through their whole lives until I started watching the limited series George and Tammy.
Amazing story told in a fabulous series. I grew up, like many, listening to their music. The story gives so much insight to two beautiful people that were effected by their childhood history and the music industry. It leaves you wondering what could have been if those factors had been different. Georgette was a product of true love, and what a blessing. No matter where life leads you.
I really loved the series, but was so saddend by how Tammy was treated. I never realized how bad all her adult years were. I LOVED her a George so much. They had such a great LOVE for each other. Tammy can be free from ALL the abuses. RIP 🙏
Great show , I love real country music and have grown up listening to George & Tammy . The show brought back so many memories ! I wish they could have stayed together , aside from the drinking and drugs they truly loved each other .
So many childhood memories of their music. I remember the day my mother bought Tammy Wynette’s first album when it hit the stores. My mother couldn’t wait for me to get home from school to show me. I still have that album today and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. RIP mom and Tammy