Caroline Smedvig

Inside Biography

Caroline Smedvig is the third and current wife of James Taylor, the renowned American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and six-time Grammy Award winner. They have been married since 2001 and have two children together. Born on May 31, 1953, Caroline Smedvig has a background in journalism and previously held a directorial position at the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

Caroline is primarily recognized for her marriage to James Taylor, whose music career boasts over 100 million records sold worldwide. Her spouse James is widely regarded as one of the best-selling music artists in history and was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Caroline Smedvig's prominence largely stems from her association with the acclaimed singer.

How Did Caroline Smedvig's Meet Her Husband?

Caroline Smedvig and James Taylor initially met in 1993 but began their relationship two years later after Taylor's separation from his second wife, Kathryn Walker. Their first date on July 3, 1995, reportedly inspired Taylor's hit song "On the 4th of July."

Caroline Smedvig and her husband James Taylor during their wedding ceremony. SOURCE: Facebook

After dating for six years, Caroline and James married on February 8, 2001, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Boston, with around 50 guests in attendance. Despite their mature ages—Taylor at 52 and Caroline at 47—they built a happy home together.

Before Caroline's marriage to Taylor, she was previously married to Rulf Thorstein Smedvig, a former principal trumpeter at BSO, which ended after a few years. James Taylor was previously married to Carly Simon, with whom he shares two musician children, Ben and Sally. This marks James Taylor's third marriage and Caroline Smedvig's second.

What Is Caroline Smedvig's Age?

Caroline Smedvig, also known as Kim Taylor, was born on May 31, 1953, in Albany, New York, under the Gemini zodiac sign. She holds American citizenship and is of Caucasian descent. As of now, she is in her early 70s.

Caroline's upbringing largely took place in Albany. Caroline's parents were Albert Hessberg II, a Yale graduate who practiced law as a senior partner at Hiscock & Barclay and served as the president of the Albany County Bar Association, and Elisabeth Fitzsimons Goold. Her father passed away in January 1995 due to cancer, while her mother, Elisabeth, also deceased in 1991.

Caroline, or Kim Taylor, has two brothers named Albert and Philip, and she shared her childhood with them. Her life before her marriage to James Taylor involved a career in journalism and a directorial role at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. However, her fame largely comes from her marriage to the renowned singer-songwriter James Taylor.

Children Details

Caroline Smedvig and James Taylor, unable to have children naturally due to Caroline's age at their marriage, opted for surrogacy, welcoming twin boys Rufus and Henry in April 2002. Now the twins are actively involved in music, contributing backup vocals for their father's performances.

Caroline Smedvig and her husband James Taylor with their children Henry and Rufus. SOURCE: Facebook

Rufus and Henry reside in Lenox, Massachusetts, and contribute to a harmonious and content household. James Taylor has expressed that parenting in their later years brings a different kind of joy compared to having children earlier in life. The couple, despite initial fertility challenges, has created a fulfilling family life together.

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Educational Qualification

Caroline Smedvig pursued higher education, graduating from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1975. However, the specific field of her studies remains undisclosed.

Speculations suggest a possible focus on journalism or related media courses due to Caroline's past work as a journalist. Preceding her university years, she attended Albany Academy for Girls, completing her high school education in 1971.

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Secret Of Caroline Smedvig & James Taylor Evergreen Marriage

Caroline Smedvig and James Taylor have enjoyed over two decades of marriage marked by growing love and a strong bond. Caroline actively supports her husband's music career, frequently accompanying him to music events and special occasions. Taylor has dedicated songs like "Caroline I See You" and "On the 4th of July" to his wife.

Caroline Smedvig and her husband, James Taylor posing for a photoshoot. SOURCE: Instagram

Despite previous divorces, Taylor attributes the endurance of their marriage to maturity. He advises men to marry later in life, suggesting that past the age of 35, men are better equipped for successful partnerships after exploring and maturing, dispelling hopes for someone better.

Career Highlights  

Caroline Smedvig graduated from Albany Academy for Girls in 1972 and later completed her studies at Smith College in 1975. Although her college major remains unverified, she ventured into journalism and began her career as a reporter for KKKnews and Springfield Daily News during her undergraduate years.

In 1980, Caroline transitioned to the entertainment industry, joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) where she became the director of public relations and marketing. After 24 years with BSO, she left in 2004 but remains connected as a trustee while residing in Lenox, Massachusetts with her husband, James Taylor.

Additionally, Caroline contributes as a backup vocalist for some of James Taylor's songs, showcasing her musical talents alongside her other professional endeavors. As of now, Caroline Smedvig's net worth is $2 Million


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by Jonathan, 20 Jan, 2024

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