Darius Rucker's Three Kids Are All Grown-Up and Inherited His Voice — Meet Them

Bettina Dizon
Jul 14, 2020
12:30 P.M.
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Darius Rucker is a successful musician and doting father to three children, who might follow in his footsteps. Here’s a look at his kids and life as a dad.


Apart from being a country star, Darius Rucker is a family man and loving father to his three children, who have inherited his beautiful singing genes.


The singer has two children, a daughter Daniella and a son Jack, from his recent wife Beth, and a daughter, Caroline, from a previous relationship.


Caroline, 25, graduated college in 2018 and is fond of making music covers, which she posts on her YouTube account.

Her younger sister, Dani, 19, is also a music enthusiast, who collaborated with her dad to produce the song “I Don’t Love You Like That.”

Despite their decision to split, the pair will still remain good friends and will cheer each other on as they continue to grow apart.


The emotional song, which came out during quarantine, begins with an acoustic guitar playing and features Rucker in the backup vocals.

“Making the best of these stay at home orders & family time I decided to play around with my garage band and put on my producer hat,” the singer shared on Twitter alongside the track.


Dani is currently a college student at New York University, who is back home with her family due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ruckus’ youngest son, Jack, is a perfect mix of his parents and has been on tour with his father. In 2016, the “Come Back Song,” artist shared a photo with his son while enjoying “10 days on the road.”



Although Rucker loves performing in front of people, his top priority remains to be his family, which is why going on tours makes it difficult for the “Wagon Wheel” artist.

“My least favorite part is being away from family,” he said. “We want our kids to grow up as normal as possible. They go to public school, so when I’m on the road, and they’re in school, I really miss them.”

Darius Rucker attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images


To balance his work life and family, the father-of-three tries to make his nights away from home short, with three to four days at a time, but that doesn’t mean being away is easier.

The Hootie & the Blowfish frontman is a self-proclaimed family man who loves to spend time with his kids. “I love everything about fatherhood: school plays and basketball games, visiting my daughter in college,” he shared.

Darius Rucker attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images


The country singer credits his children for teaching him new things without even knowing it. “For me, I truly believe that’s why I’m here; to be father to those three kids, to take care of them, to get them educated,” he added.

Apart from time with his kids, Ruckus finds interest in football and getting together with his good friends, Brad Paisley and Tiger Woods.

Darius Rucker poses in the press room during the 43rd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images



Recently, Rucker and Beth announced the end of their marriage of 20 years. Through a joint statement, the former couple noted that they are on good terms and will co-parent their children.

Despite their decision to split, the pair will still remain good friends and will cheer each other on as they continue to grow apart.

Darius Rucker and Beth Leonard attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images


Rucker and Beth first crossed paths in 1998, while he was in New York for a performance and she in VH1 for work. 

It wasn’t long after their first date that the country star knew he wanted to marry her. In 2000, the pair tied the knot and later welcomed their two kids.

In 2019, the ex-couple launched their organization, Just Be You, which aims to boost the confidence in teens who will soon enter the real world.