Robert James Ritchie Jr. is the son of Kid Rock, an American rock star, rapper, and songwriter, whose real name is Robert Ritchie. Not so much is known about Robert James Ritchie Jr. besides his obvious familial connection with the party-loving American singer.
Born on June 14, 1993, Ritchie Jr is currently 30 years old and even though his main claim to fame is his relationship with his father, he is gradually being reckoned as an entrepreneur and also as a musician – like his dad.
Summary of Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Bio
- Full name: Robert James Ritchie Jr.
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: June 14, 1993
- Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Age: 30 years old
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Married
- Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Wife: Marisa Trovato
- Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Children: Skye and Ryder James
- Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Parents: Robert Ritchie and Kelley South Russell
- Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Height in Inches: 73 inches
- Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Height in Centimetres: 183 cm
- Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Weight: 84 kg
- Famous for: Being Kid Rock’s son
- Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Instagram: @robertjames4real
Who Is Robert James Ritchie Jr.
Robert James Ritchie Jr. was born on June 14, 1993, in the United States, but his exact place of birth is not known. However, we know his dad’s hometown is Romeo, Michigan. Clearly, Ritchie Jr. is an American citizen by birth and his date of birth means he belongs to the Gemini zodiac identity.
With respect to Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s ethnicity, his dad is White American with a blend of German, Scottish, English, Dutch, and Irish roots, while his mother has African-American heritage. Talking about his mother, her name is Kelley South Russell but she wasn’t involved in his upbringing.
Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s Parents Were Never Married
Robert Ritchie Jr.’s dad and mom were together for awhile, but they were not officially married. They met in eighth grade and started off as classmates before becoming lovers. Their relationship lasted for almost a decade and they raised three children together, including Robert Ritchie Jr., however, Kid Rock never asked Kelly to marry him.
When Robert Ritchie was seven years old, his parents went their separate ways. This happened because Kid Rock found that he was not the father of one of Kelly’s children.
He Was Raised By A Single Dad
While growing up, Robert James Ritchie Jr. never experienced what it means to have a complete family. After his parents split, what followed was a heated custody battle over who would keep him, Luckily for his father, he won and was granted full custody him. His mother, Kelley Russell, was then required to pay child support of $25 to Kid Rock every week.
As a result of the separation of his parents and the full custody granted to his father, Robert Ritchie Jr. was single-handedly raised by his dad. His father’s career did not give them the opportunity to spend so much time together, but thankfully, he wasn’t affected by it so much. While his dad was about his business and frolicking with his other female partners, Robert Ritchie Jr. spent his time studying.
Unlike some celebrity kids who couldn’t complete their educational pursuits, Kid Rock’s son is a graduate. He graduated from Belmont University, Nashville, and his dad is so proud of him for completing college.
Who Is Robert Ritchie Jr.’s Mother?
Robert James Ritchie Jr.’s mom is Kelley South Russell. She is an African-American lady who is said to be an autoworker with the American automobile giant, Ford Motor Company.
As mentioned earlier, she met Kid Rock in Michigan as a young girl in 1985 while they were both in eighth grade. They fell in love and were together for quite a long time. However, they separated about seven years after Robert James Ritchie Jr. was born.
Unfortunately, Robert Ritchie Jr.’s mom was addicted to substance abuse and alcohol. There are reports that she acted violently to her family members from time to time. This may be one of the reasons why she could not win her baby father, Kid Rock, for the custody of Robert.
Meet Robert Ritchie Jr.’s Dad, Kid Rock
Kid Rock is an American singer and composer. Born on January 17,1971, Kid Rock is a native of Romeo Michigan. He started his career as a rapper and DJ way back in 1990 with his debut album titled Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast. Subsequently, he released other albums and singles like Devil Without a Cause, Cocky, Rock N Roll Jesus, Rebel Soul and Sweet Southern Sugar.
Kid Rock had his way around women, but was married only once. First, he was in an uncommitted relationship with his eighth grade sweetheart, Kelley South Russell. They nurtured three kids, but only two, including Robert Ritchie Jr., were reportedly his biological children. However, they finally parted ways a few years after Robert Ritchie Jr.’s birth.
Later in 2000, Kid rock allegedly got involved with Jaime King, then, Pamela Anderson in 2001. Robert Ritchie Jr.’s dad married Pamela Anderson in July 2006, their short lived marriage ended the same year in November 2006.
Ritchie Jr. Is An Aspiring Singer
It may not be surprising to know that the son of Kid Rock is an upcoming singer. Apart from his dad, he has been inspired by Bruno Mars and Jackie Wilson. In 2018, he released his first single titled Exstacy and then in 2022, he made a collaboration with his dad.
From the look of things, Robert hopes to build a solid career for himself in the music industry like his father has done. But aside from doing music, Kid Rock’s son has a regular job which helps him to cater for his family.
Robert James Ritchie Jr. Is A Father
Even though Robert James Ritchie Jr. seems to be following in his father’s footsteps in terms of career, he has also proven to be different from his glamorous father in many ways. Unlike his dad who is a party-lover, he is a homebody and spends most of his time with his family.
Ritchie Jr. also has a more stable relationship life as he tied the knot with his high school lover, Marisa Trovato, on October 2, 2021. Before their marriage, they already had their first child and daughter, Skye, in 2014 and one year after their wedding, they had a son named Ryder James.