When you have a net worth that is estimated to be in hundreds of millions of dollars and a talk show that has the most listeners in the country, then you officially become a person worth talking about, that person is Rush Limbaugh! Apart from being a very popular radio talk show host and conservative commentator, it appears Rush has had quite an intriguing love life. Does having a successful career automatically translate to having a successful marriage? There’s so much to know about the love life of this man and we’re spilling all the tea!
Who Is Rush Limbaugh?
His full name is Rush Hudson Limbaugh III and he was born on the 12th of January, 1951 in the town of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States of America. Interestingly, the name “Rush” was given to his grandfather as an honor to a family member who bore it as her maiden name “Edna Rush”. His father’s name is Rush Hudson Limbaugh Jr. and he was a lawyer. He also served as a U.S fighter pilot in World War II (China Burma India Theater). His mother’s name is Mildred Carolyn and she was better known by her nickname “Millie”. She was a native of Arkansas City. Regarding his ethnicity, he is partly of German descent.
Rush Limbaugh’s family is one that has deep roots in politics and law. His grandfather and father were both lawyers. His younger brother David also became a notable lawyer and political commentator. In fact, his grandfather was a judge and a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1930 to 1932. He was also the president of the Missouri Historical Society.
His grandfather obviously made such a huge impact on the American justice system that the Federal Courthouse in his hometown Cape Girardeau was named for him. Rush’s uncle and cousin (Stephen N. Limbaugh Sr. and Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr.) are both judges in the United States District Court in Missouri.
Rush Limbaugh got his high school education from Missouri Central High School and graduated in 1969. During his teenage years, Rush started working in radio using the alias Rusty Sharpe in his hometown of Cape Girardeau. After high school, his parents urged him to go to the university but Rush did not want that.
However, he eventually enrolled at the Southeast Missouri State University but dropped out barely two semesters and one summer later. His parents were not surprised at this as his mother once told the press that he had never been really interested in anything except radio. The result of that passion can be seen as he went on to have The Rush Limbaugh Show which is the most listened to radio show in the United States of America.
Is He Married or Divorced? Who Is the Spouse/Wife?
Yes, Rush Limbaugh is married. In fact, it seems he is quite the lover boy as he has been married 4 times and divorced three times. His first marriage happened when he was only 26 years old and he fell hopelessly in love with a sales secretary at a radio station in Missouri. Her name is Roxy Maxine McNeely and the two love birds got married in Rush’s hometown, Cape Girardeau in 1977. Three years later, however, Roxy filed for divorce from Rush and cited “incompatibility” as the reason for their separation.
Three years later in 1983, Rush Limbaugh married a college student who was also an usherette at the Kansas City Royals stadium club. This woman’s name is Michelle Sixta and the couple got divorced seven years later in 1990. Though the reason for the divorce wasn’t publicized, Michelle got married to another man one year after her divorce from Rush.
Rush Limbaugh got married to his third wife, Marta Fitzgerald on the 27th of May, 1994. As at when they got married, Marta was 35 years old and worked as an aerobics instructor. The couple had met each other on an online service in 1990 and tied the knot at the house of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Later, Rush Limbaugh announced to his listeners that he and Marta were getting a divorce. After the divorce, in 2004, Rush entered into a romantic relationship with Daryn Kagan who was a CNN news anchor but unfortunately their relationship ended in 2006.
Now, Rush Limbaugh is married to Kathryn Rogers who works as a party planner. The two reportedly dated for three years before tying the knot in an elaborate ceremony. By elaborate, we mean Elton John performed at their wedding reception! The couple live in Palm Beach and are yet to have any children.