Toby Keith Left Behind Three Kids and Four Grandchildren — Get to Know His Family


Feb. 6 2024, Updated 11:38 a.m. ET

Toby Keith performs onstage during the 2021 iHeartCountry Festival
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In 2022, country music star Toby Keith revealed that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer a few months prior and was undergoing treatment. The musician received chemo, radiation, and surgery, and while things seemed to be going OK, fans learned his condition had taken a turn for the worst in 2024.

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On Feb. 5, 2024, Toby Keith passed away nearly two years after having been diagnosed with stomach cancer, leaving behind his loving family and millions of fans. He was 62 years old. Toby shared three kids with his wife Tricia Lucus. Here's everything to know about his children.

Who are Toby Keith's kids?

Toby Keith and Trisha Lucas at the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards.
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Toby married Tricia Lucus in 1984, and the couple had three children together. Shelley Covel Rowland, Tricia's first daughter, was born in 1980, and later adopted by Toby, Krystal "Krystal Keith" LaDawn Covel Sandubrae was born in 1985, and Stelen Keith Covel, who was born in 1997.

Toby's family tends to keep a pretty low profile, but in his initial statement announcing his battle with stomach cancer, Toby said that he would be spending time with them and his four grandchildren moving forward.

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Krystal Keith is the most prominent member of Toby's family, and she has followed her father into the world of country music. Krystal released her first music back in 2004, and has gone on to have a fairly successful career in the years since. She has yet to match her father's success, but that's a pretty high bar to clear.

While Shelley likes to keep a low profile, Stelen, who works as a real estate investor and provides management for several ventures, is more active on social media. He often posts photos of him and his wife, Haley Covel, who married in November 2021.

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What is Toby Keith's net worth?

Even as some have wondered about Toby's family, others have also been curious about the fortune that he has amassed over his decades in country stardom. Toby has become one of the richest men in country music thanks to his long career and the wise investments he's made throughout it. At his time of death, Toby had a net worth of $400 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.

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Toby Keith died during his battle against stomach cancer.

Toby had been battling stomach cancer since 2022. While he initially had received positive news from his doctors, he made it his priority to rest and focus on recovering. And it seemed to have helped. Toby performed his last show just two months before he passed, in December 2023. But as the battle continued, it seems as though it became tougher to endure.

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On Feb. 6, 2023, Toby's family shared the saddening news of Toby's passing via Twitter. “Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Toby's family.

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