Garth Brooks Is a Grandfather!

Celebrity News Jul. 26, 2013 AT 6:00PM
Garth Brooks is a grandfather! Garth Brooks is a grandfather! Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Call him Grandpa Garth! Garth Brooks' 19-year-old daughter, August Anna Brooks, has given birth to a baby girl, Karalynn, ABC News reports.

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According to the news site, the University of Oklahoma student welcomed the baby with her boyfriend, Chance Michael Russell.

In a statement via ABC News, the "If Tomorrow Never Comes" singer, 51, thanked his fans for their support. 

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"Our family would first like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K's arrival," it read. "Our children's lives have always been extremely private and they have been endlessly encouraged to be their own people. We have always wanted them to be individuals and NOT be known as 'someone's daughters.'"

The Grammy Award-winner continued, "I now ask that respect to please continue as this young family begins the greatest days of their lives."

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Brooks is married to fellow country singer Trisha Yearwood; they wed in 2005. He was previously married to his college sweetheart, Sandy Mahl, whom he divorced in 2000 after 14 years of marriage. They have three daughters: Taylor Mayne Pearl, 21, August, and Allie Colleen, 17.

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