George Strait and his wife were married for five decades, during which time they had two children. Unfortunately, the couple lost one of their daughters when she was thirteen, leading them to endure a dismal period.
George Strait, the legendary singer, has overcome several challenges during his career, all while being supported by his wife, Norma Voss. Their love affair, which lasted for half a century, began when they were children.
Strait claims that he and Voss grew up in the same little town of Pearsall, Texas. They both attended the same high school in their hamlet, which is located southwest of San Antonia.
While they never considered having a connection with her while they were younger, his love for her ultimately surfaced during their adolescence. The artist described Voss as the first woman he ever loved.
According to him, he just asked her out and went on a date with her. They split up soon after, until Strait discovered how much he missed their time together. He eventually reestablished their romance and never looked back.
They married on December 4, 1971, in Mexico. The musician enrolled in the United States Army shortly after their wedding and served at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, where his wife joined him.
While in Hawaii, the celebrity launched his musical career, eventually making it famous with the help of his wife. Their marriage produced two children and has grown over the past fifty years.
Strait’s first child was born on October 6, 1972, nearly a year into their marriage. Nine years later, the couple welcomed their second and only son, George Strait Jr., called Bubba, into the world.
Bubba grew up to become a professional Rodeo Cowboys Association team roper after beginning his rodeo career as an undergraduate at Texas A&M University. He also inherited his father’s musical ability, co-writing three songs on his father’s 26th album, “Twang.”
Meanwhile, Strait and Voss’ firstborn never survived to see her hopes come true. Sadly, she died on June 25, 1986; in her memory, her parents formed the Jennifer Strait Memorial Foundation that same year.
Jennifer was killed in a tragic accident when the automobile she was traveling in with three other passengers lost control, flipped over, and crashed. The event occurred in San Marcos, Texas, and the kid was the only one killed.
Strait and his wife were emotionally taxed by their daughter’s terrible death at such a young age. In an homage to his daughter, the crooner stated that he and his family were doing everything they could to get through the difficult time. However, neither of them found it simple. Strait avoided interviews and the limelight in general.
According to the star, he chose that path even at the expense of his celebrity since he was unprepared to confront his daughter’s loss and that was the only way he knew how to deal.
Their son, Bubba, who had a close bond with his older sister, was also affected by the incident. Fortunately, the family survived, gradually learning to live with their loss.
George, at 70, has committed his life to his family while pursuing his artistic endeavors. With songs like “Ocean Front,” “You Know Me Better Than That,” “Living and Living Well,” and “Wrapped,” he has become a musical icon.
Strait has recently become a grandfather to his son’s new family. Bubba married Tamara Strait in December 2010, and the couple went on to have two children, Jillian Louise Strait and George Harvey Strait III.
Strait became a grandpa for the first time in 2012, with the birth of George Harvey. In 2016, his second grandchild arrived, making him a devoted husband, father, and grandpa of two.
The musician spends a lot of time with his grandchildren and tries to be there to support his son during his games. Strait has opted to relocate from his Hilltop home in Texas, which was custom-built for him in the 1990s, in order to devote more time to family.
Strait lived in the fancy condo he bought after his daughter died for thirty years before relocating. The project took two years to complete. Following that, the celebrity relocated with his family and raised his son there.
Notably, despite his prosperity, he never purchased another property all those years ago, instead choosing to dwell in the house named after his late daughter.
Strait’s daughter-in-law, Tamara, who is also the real estate agent in charge of the property, said that he needed more room while explaining his choice to migrate. He also wants to be in a more rural setting, where he could go quietly.
Meanwhile, he listed the 12-acre estate in San Antonio, Texas, for $8.9 million in 2019, subsequently lowering the asking price to $7.5 million in 2021. The estate has three bedrooms, six bathrooms, a guest house, an infinity pool, and a spa, all on 7925 square feet of ground.
While things appear to have gone well for George Strait following his son’s death, the singer has had his fair share of setbacks.