Here’s What We Know About Tamara Gilmer (Rory Feek’s Ex-Wife)

Standing on the shoulder of a giant is an old art for becoming successful in life. In line with this, if you associate with the famous, it is most likely you will get famous yourself. That is exactly how Tamara Gilmer came to be known. She is the former wife of the American country singer, Rory Feek. The two spent seven years together as husband and wife before their marriage packed up.

Since the end of their union, Gilmer who only rose to fame through the marriage has retreated to a private lifestyle; such that there is hardly a thing that is known about how she has fared since the divorce.

Tamara Gilmer At a Glance

Tamara Gilmer fact sheet

Brief Description of Her Ex-husband’s Profile

Tamara’s ex-husband is a country musician. Apart from writing, singing, and playing the guitar, he is also famous for running ThisLifeLive blog. He was born on the 25th of April 1965 in Atchison, Kansas; which is also where he was raised.

Rory Feek started his musical career by penning songs for other artists. Some of these songs ended up as big hits. For instance, he wrote ‘How Do You Get That Lonely’ with Jamie Teachenor which was recorded by Blaine Larsen. The song peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100. What makes this a significant record is that it is the only song by Larsen that ever made the Billboard 100. He also co-wrote Jimmy Wayne’s 2008 hit single ‘I Will’, which made it to the 18th spot on US Billboard Hot Country Songs.

Why Tamara Gilmer Divorced Rory Feek

There is no information about how Tamara and Rory Feek met before their romance took off. However, available records show that their wedding took place sometime in 1985. The marriage lasted until 1992 when it came to an end in a divorce. No reason has ever been made public regarding why their union collapsed.

Tamara Gilmer had two children with Rory Feek, they are Heidi and Hopie Feek. Like her father, Heidi Feek has also become a singer. She released her debut album (an EP) titled Eden in 2010. This was followed by The Only three years later.

Rory’s marriage with Tamara crashed in 1992. Ten years later, he tied the knot a second time. He married a fellow country singer-songwriter named Joey this time, he would later form a musical duo named Joey+Rory with the woman. His second wife died of cervical cancer in 2016. About two years before her death, Joey and Rory had a daughter together and named her Indiana Feek.

Tamara Gilmer
Tamara Gilmer’s daughters with their father and step-sister (Image Source)

While it is no secret that Tamara Gilmer’s ex-husband moved on with his love life after their divorce, the same can’t be said about her. It has not been reported that she dated anyone after the divorce. In fact, almost nothing is known about what she’s been up to since the marriage came to an end.

Fact Check: Has Tamara Gilmer Passed On?  

Tamara Gilmer has been reported dead in some quarters, but our findings show that this is due to a mix-up. The funeral website Tribute Archive reported about one Tamara Kim Gilmer who died on October 20, 2015. Although the picture on the report looks like that of Tamara Gilmer, the former wife of Rory Feek, other details about the two Tamara Gilmers do not tally at all.

For instance, according to the Tribute Archive report, the deceased was survived by an only son named Jacob Besaw. There is no mention of any of the two daughters Tamara had with Rory Feek who are named Heidie and Hopie.

What Is Her Net Worth Since Their Divorce?

Tamara Gilmer was reported to be worth up to $1 million as of 2018. That amount of wealth is said to have accrued to her via her association with Rory Feek and especially through their divorce agreement. As for her former husband Rory, he has a net worth that is estimated at $3 million; which he has gathered from his works as a singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and blogger.


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