Country star Garth Brooks is now Grandpa Garth. His middle daughter, 19-year-old August Anna Brooks, gave birth to baby girl Karalynn earlier this week in Oklahoma.
Brooks says in a statement:
Our family would first like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K’s arrival. 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 ‘someones daughters.’ I have been amazed and grateful how the press has always respected this. I now ask that respect to please continue as this young family begins the greatest days of their lives.
August and baby daddy Chance Michael Russell announced the baby on August’s Facebook page, posting the above picture. August, along with older sister Taylor and younger sister Allie, is from Brooks’ 13-year marriage to Sandy Mahl. The two divorced in 2001 and Brooks married fellow country music star Trisha Yearwood in 2005.