Tricia Lucus Biography
Tricia Lucus is the wife of the late Toby Keith, an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.
Lucus and Toby met way before he became famous when he was working in the oil fields and playing bars at night.
Lucus is also a philanthropist. She and Keith were honored by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Alumni Association in 2019, for their donations to The Children’s Hospital and the OK Kids Korral; a lodging facility opened in 2014 by the Toby Keith Foundation for families with children in treatment for cancer.
The couple started the Toby Keith Foundation in 2006 with the mission to help children with cancer and their families.
Tricia Lucus Age
Lucus was born on December 15, 1961. She is 61 years old as of 2023.
Tricia Lucus and Toby Keith: How Did They Meet?
Lucus and Keith first met in 1979 during one of his performances at a local bar. At the time Tricia worked as an oil company secretary. Keith was working as an oil field worker while also pursuing his passion for music with his band.
“I was 19 and he was 20. He was just one of those larger-than-life guys, full of confidence,” she told PEOPLE in 2001.
Tricia Lucus and Toby Keith’s Marriage
Lucus and Toby got married in 1984 after dating for three years. In 2023, Keith celebrated the couple’s 39th wedding anniversary on Instagram.
When the oil fields dried up, Keith said he began to focus on his music. He and his band started playing regional shows full-time while his wife Tricia managed creditors and raised a family.
“Dozens of people told Tricia, ‘You need to go tell your old man to get a real job. It took a strong-hearted and loving woman to say, ‘He’s good enough at music that I’ve got to let him try. And it’ll be a great shot for both of us if he can make it work.’ ” need to go tell your old man to get a real job,’ ” Keith told Country Weekly, per The Boot.
“I absolutely love performing and writing songs, but being at home with my wife, Tricia, and my three kids is the best feeling of all.” Keith shared.
Tricia Lucus Children
Lucus and Toby had three children. She had her eldest daughter, Shelley Covel Rowland in 1980 before she started dating Keith. After the couple got married, Keith adopted Shelley.
The couple went on to have two more children, daughter Krystal in 1985 and son Stelen in 1997. Their daughter, Krystal is a musician and recording artist. Her husband is named Drew, and they have two daughters together: Kirby and Hensley.
Stelen on the other hand, is an entrepreneur, involved with numerous businesses. These include; Sellout Crowd, 405 Burger Bar, Tequila Chulos, and Hollywood Corners. He is also married. His wife is Haley, a travel advisor, and they have a Siberian Husky named Dodger.
Tricia Lucus Height
Lucus stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (160cm).
Tricia Lucus Net Worth
Lucus’ net worth is not known. However, her husband Keith, had an estimated net worth of around $400 million at the time of his death.