Kid Rock to become first-time grandpa at 43

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Rap-rocker Kid Rock, 43, is all set to become a grandfather for the first time early next year, as his son Bobby, Jr. is expecting a child with his girlfriend.

The “Bawitdaba” singer’s son, named Robert “Bobby” Ritchie, Jr., and his girlfriend, whose name is not publicized, are expecting a daughter, multiple sources confirm to US Weekly. The girlfriend is believed to be four months along.

Bobby, Jr. is the multi-Grammy winner’s only son with ex-girlfriend Kelley South Russell, with whom he won a 10-month custody battle against in 2000, when the child was only seven years old.

As settlement, Kid Rock charged Russell with $25 a week in child support and has raised Bobby, Jr. mostly on his own.

Kid Rock’s musical abilities seemed to have rubbed off on his only son, as Bobby, Jr. has also dabbled in rap, going on his first show in 2012 at the Emerald Theater in Michigan, where he grew up.

Kid Rock, who is holding a concert in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 23, is yet to comment on his nearing grandparent-hood.

The rapper-rocker, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, had been involved with a number of women including Sheryl Crow, Jaime Pressly, and Paris Hilton. He married former Playboy model Pamela Anderson in July 2006, but divorced only five months later.

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