Facts About Darius Rucker’s Wife, Beth Leonard Rucker

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Country music singer-songwriter Darius Rucker's wife Beth has been by his side for over two decades! Get to know her here...

Darius Rucker’s wife Beth Leonard instantly stole his heart when they first met in New York City. The pair have been married since 2000 and shocked fans by announcing their decision to divorce on July 11, 2020. Darius and Beth have two children together, 20-year-old daughter Daniella and 16-year-old son Jack.

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The couple announced their decision via mutual posts to Instagram. Beth Leonard’s post has since been removed and the Darius Rucker Instagram post remains.

“Beth and I would like to share that after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple. We remain close friends and parenting partners and continue to be each other’s biggest cheerleaders. Our priority will always be our beautiful family. We have so much love in our hearts for each other and will continue to encourage growth and expansion in one other. Please be kind as we take on this journey, and we thank you for your love and support always,” the couple shared via Instagram.

Learn more about the brunette beauty through this collection of facts below!

Facts about Darius Rucker’s Wife, Beth Leonard

1) Darius Rucker’s 2008 song “Alright” was inspired by his marriage to Beth. 

“Cause I’ve got a roof over my head,
The woman I love laying in my bed
And it’s alright, alright
I’ve got shoes under my feet
Forever in her eyes staring back at me…”

2) In addition to Daniella and Jack, Beth is also a mother figure to Darius’ oldest daughter, 26-year-old Carolyn, with former girlfriend Elizabeth Ann Phillips. 

3) Beth encouraged her husband to make the leap into the country music genre as a solo artist.

4) Beth Leonard is from New Jersey and used to work for VH1 in New York City. 

5) After being asked out by Darius multiple times and turning his down, Beth eventually invited the musician to see a Broadway play for their first date. 

6) Beth has an interest in art and enjoys painting. 

7) When she first met Darius and his Hootie & the Blowfish crew through work, Beth thought her future husband was very sincere. 

8) Daughter Daniella is attending New York University— we’re sure Beth taught her a lot about the city! 

9) Beth and the Rucker family make cameos in the touching 2009 music video for “It Won’t Be Like This For Long”…

10) Beth is the founder of Just Be You, a non-profit whose mission is to build teens confidence through self-compassion and self-love. The organization focuses on the daily challenges of life as a modern teen and provides workshops, school assemblies, and motivational speakers.

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