Wanda Rogers: “Embracing Happiness: Kenny’s Encouragement for a Life Beyond His Presence”
Preserving Kenny Rogers’ Legacy: Wanda Rogers’ Commitment to Keeping His Music Alive
More than three years have passed since Kenny Rogers’ departure on March 20, 2020. However, his wife, Wanda Rogers, remains devoted to ensuring that his memory endures. Recently, she curated the album “Life Is Like a Song,” which features recordings of Kenny’s work from 2008 to 2011. This heartfelt project is now available to the public.
Wanda shared her motivation, stating, “I want to ensure that his legacy continues to grow and thrive.” In an interview with People, she expressed her belief that Kenny would be overjoyed and immensely proud of the album. Kenny’s essence was capturing in his songs what every man wished to convey and every woman longed to hear. Wanda believes this album perfectly aligns with that sentiment, embodying his unique style and charm.
Embracing New Love with Kenny Rogers’ Blessing: Wanda Rogers’ Journey
As Wanda Rogers expands Kenny Rogers’ musical legacy, she is also moving forward with her personal life, a path that Kenny himself encouraged and supported before his passing. Even amid his years-long health struggles, Kenny expressed to Wanda his desire for her happiness once he was gone. Their love story began in 1993, and they tied the knot in 1997, later welcoming twin boys in 2004. Kenny was 81 when he passed away, with Wanda being 28 years younger than the iconic “The Gambler” singer.
Wanda shared that Kenny told her, “I’m not going to be here forever. I want you to be happy,” emphasizing her youth and urging her to lead a fulfilling life beyond his presence. At the time, Wanda wasn’t ready to delve into the topic, redirecting the conversation back to their shared moments by suggesting they turn on the television.
Now, three years after Kenny’s passing, Wanda has found love again, embracing a new relationship that she believes serves as an example to their sons that life moves forward in a healthy way. Wanda expressed her gratitude for Kenny’s generosity and selflessness, stating, “Kenny gave me his very best, and he wanted me to move on and be happy. That’s a really big man to be able to say those words and mean it. I think it just shows the kind of guy he was.”
Introduced by one of Kenny’s friends, Wanda’s current love interest started as a friendship that eventually blossomed into a romantic relationship. She shared that her new partner possesses qualities reminiscent of Kenny, such as leadership and positive energy. Interestingly, some of Wanda’s friends have sensed Kenny’s presence in their connection. While acknowledging that her new partner will never replace Kenny as their father, Wanda’s love interest assures her children that he will be a lifelong friend to them.
In navigating this new chapter, Wanda honors Kenny’s memory by embracing his wish for her happiness and demonstrating to their children that life continues to unfold.