Josephine Riddick Hendrick (born June 29, 2005), also known as Ricki Hendrick, is the 18 year-old daughter of Ricky Hendrick and Emily Maynard. Her father was a stock car racing driver, and her mother was a former contestant on The Bachelorette. Tragically, Josphine’s father died in a horrific plane crash near Martinsville several months before her birth.
Following the tragic event, Ricki’s mother, Emily, took up the responsibility of raising her as a single mother. She, however, married movie star Tyler Johnson and now has four kids with her husband. Josephine has a close relationship with her stepfather and half-siblings. Even though he’s no more, fans are still interested in knowing more about Ricky Hendrick’s daughter.
How Old is Josephine Riddick Hendrick?
Josephine Riddick Hendrick is 18 years old. She was born on June 29, 2005, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Furthermore, she is of Caucasian ethnicity, and her birth sign is Cancer.
Josephine was born to the late Ricki Hendrick and Emily Maynard. Her father, Ricki, unfortunately, passed on a few months before her birth. Before his death, Ricki Hendrick was the co-owner of Hendrick Motorsports – a NASCAR team.
At the time of her father’s demise, the couple did not know they were expecting a child. Emily Maynard would eventually find out about her pregnancy only five days after Ricky’s demise in late October of the same year. Josephine was named Ricki after her father, Ricky Hendrick.
Josephine Hendrick Has Four Half-Siblings
A few years after Ricky’s demise, his wife Emily got married a second time to Tyler Johnson. And from her marriage, Emily Maynard gave birth to four children, all of whom are Josephine’s step-siblings. Ricki has been living with her mom and step-siblings; three brothers and a sister.
Josephine Riddick Hendrick’s mother, Emily, and her stepfather, Tyler, had their first child, a son named Jennings Tyler Johnson, on July 16, 2015. Then, they welcomed their second child, another boy named Gibson Kyle Johnson on September 16, 2016. Next, they gave birth to their third child on November 12, 2017, and named him Gatlin Avery Johnson.
Finally, the couple welcomed their last child and daughter Magnolia Belle Johnson on October 17, 2020. Josephine shares a strong bond with all of her half-siblings. They’ve featured in several all-smiles photos on social media, and have appeared, publicly at social events.
What Happened to Josephine Riddick Hendrick’s Father?
Josephine Riddick Hendrick’s father, Ricky Hendrick, was tragically killed in a plane crash on October 24, 2004, in Martinsville, Virginia. He died along with nine others due to piloting errors in a heavy fog. Before his death, he was a prolific stock car racing driver.
At the time of her father’s death, Ricky lived with her mom in Mooresville, North Carolina; they later moved to Lake Norman, also in North Carolina. When she came of age, Ricki also visited New York City for NASCAR’s Champions week alongside her mom and grandparents, Rick and Linda Hendrick, which was her first trip to the City.
Josephine Riddick Hendrick’s mother, Emily Maynard and father, Ricky Hendrick, were not yet married but instead engaged at the time of Ricky’s death. As per reports, Emily met her NASCAR driver boyfriend Ricky a year after her suicide attempt at fifteen. The couple dated for about three years before they finally got engaged. But their marriage was not meant to be as Hendrick died a few months after their engagement.
After years of sadness, Emily started featuring on reality TV to find her soul mate and eventually met Tyler Johnson. The pair tied the knot on June 7, 2014.
Where is Josephine Riddick Hendrick Now?
Josephine Riddick Hendrick currently lives with her family, including her mom, stepdad, and three step-siblings, in the United States. However, her educational background and career pursuit are undisclosed. Besides, there has been no reports of Ricki having major health concerns. Additionally, she’s not been linked to any relationship at the moment.