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The Untold Truth Of Garth Brooks’ Ex-Wife – Sandy Mahl

Who is Garth Brooks’ ex-wife Sandy Mahl? Wiki Bio

Sandy Mahl was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA, on 16 January 1965 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. She is a songwriter, perhaps best known for being the ex-wife of Garth Brooks, a famous American singer and songwriter.

Early life and education

Sandy was raised in Tulsa alongside her sister Debbie, by their father John Mahl who was the owner of a small store, and their mother Pat Mahl who was a housewife. Sandy grew up being interested in music, as her parents had something playing most of the time they were at home.

She attended a public high school in Tulsa, where she was physically active as she played a variety of sports, and learnt how to play the guitar and the piano. Upon matriculation in 1983, Sandy enrolled at Oklahoma State University, and while there she played basketball and was a cheerleader – she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987.

Career as a songwriter and other ventures

Sandy launched her career when she began writing songs for Garth Brooks, with several of these becoming very famous, including “I’ve Got a Good Thing Going” which was a big hit in the US. She went on to write songs for other performers, but these weren’t as popular as those she wrote for Garth.

Sandy is also a wildlife rehabilitator, and co-founded the Wild Heart Ranch, which is a wildlife rescue service based in Bushyhead in Oklahoma.

Love life and marriage with Garth

Sandy and Garth Brooks met at a bar while they were both attending college, and back in those days Garth was working as a bouncer. They went out on a date just a day after meeting and two years later, they married on 24 May 1986 in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. In 1992, Sandy gave birth to their daughter Taylor Mayne Pearl, while their second daughter August Anna followed in 1994, and in 1996, they welcomed their third daughter Allie Colleen Brooks.

In March 1999, Sandy and Garth started living separately, while they filed for divorce on 6 November 2000 which was finalized on 17 December 2001. Five years later on 10 December 2005, Garth married Trisha Yearwood who is a country singer and a cook.

Since the divorce, Sandy has been keeping the details of her love life hidden, but it’s known that she hasn’t remarried.

Hobbies and other interests

Sandy has been a lover of animals since she was a teenager, and has had numerous pets including dogs, cats and monkeys, while her favorite animals are horses.

She enjoys spending her free time in nature surrounded by trees and animals and is keen on visiting national parks and climbing the mountains. She likes to travel, and has been all around the US, while she has also been to Europe on several occasions, visiting countries such as France and England.

She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Keanu Reeves, the late Robin Williams, and Angelina Jolie, while some of her favorite movies are the trilogy “The Matrix”, “Patch Adams”, and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.

Appearance and net worth

Sandy is 55 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).

Sandy Mahl and Garth Brooks

As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $120 million, most of which she received as a divorce settlement – Garth’s net worth is reputedly over $300 million.

Who is Garth Brooks? Wiki Bio

Troyal Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA, on 7 February 1962 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality. He is a popular American country singer, perhaps best known for his mixing of rock and pop style into country music.

Garth was raised in Tulsa alongside his sister Kelly and four half-siblings from his parents’ first marriages.

His father Troyal Raymond Brooks Jr. worked for an oil company – he died in 2010, and his mother Colleen McElroy Carroll was a country singer, who passed away in 1999. At their house, talent shows were organized each week, and every child had to perform, which is how Garth learned how to play the guitar and the banjo. He attended a public high school where he was very sporting as he played football, baseball, and ran track and field, and after matriculation in 1980, he enrolled at Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in advertising in 1984.

Garth launched his career as a musician in 1985, when he started performing in bars around Oklahoma – he released his eponymous debut album in 1989, which reached #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. His second album “No Fences” came out in 1990, and reputedly earned Garth around $17 million. In September 1991, Garth released his third album “Ropin’ the Wind”, and it reached #1 on the Billboard 200 which was the first time in history that a country singer topped this chart. His fourth album “The Chase” came out on 14 September 1992 but was not as successful as the three before it. He went on his first world tour in 1993, followed by his second in 1996 which lasted for two years before he came back to the USA. He released several albums while on the road, including his seventh album “Sevens” in 1997.

It was 1992 when Garth stated for the first time that he was thinking about retiring, which he repeated in 1995, but kept on performing. He became more serious about retiring in 2000, when he officially announced it on 26 October, but before which he released his final album – “Scarecrow” – on 13 November 2001. He has been on several tours since his supposed retirement, while he and his wife Trisha have been performing online on Facebook since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Garth is a philanthropist who has donated over $5 million to charity, while he is mostly focused on helping children who are interested in sports, which led to him creating the Teammates for Kids Foundation, which helps children who want to play baseball, hockey and football. He is a supporter of same-sex marriage, and in 2000 he sang with the gay singer George Michael at a concert for gay rights.

David Leigh

Joined Biography Panda in May 2020. Formerly deputy celebrity editor for Elle magazine. Studied at The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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