All About Kirk Franklin’s Marriage, Wife and Children
Who is Kirk Franklin?
Kirk Franklin is an American gospel singer, songwriter, record producer, choir director, and author. He is popularly known for leading gospel choirs such as “The Family”, “God’s Property” and “One Nation Crew”. Kirk Franklin has been dubbed the “reigning king of urban gospel” in the media and has received 16 Grammy Awards.
Kirk Franklin’s full name is Kirk Dewayne Franklin. He was born on January 26, 1970 in Dallas, Texas, United States. In September 2022, Kirk Franklin turns 52.
About Kirk Franklin’s Parents
As a child, Kirk Franklin was abandoned by his mother and thus, he was raised by his aunt, Gertrude Franklin. In order to pay for Kirk Franklin’s piano lessons, Gertrude Franklin recycled aluminum cans. When Kirk Franklin was seven, he was offered a contract that his aunt turned down. Unfortunately, Gertrude Franklin died before she could witness the success of Kirk Franklin.
In an Instagram post, Kirk Franklin showed his appreciation for Gertrude Franklin’s impact on his life while celebrating her on Mother’s Day.
“This lovely lady legally adopted me and gave me her late husband’s last name, Jack Franklin. She couldn’t live to hear my first recorded song or be swept away by the many gifts I gave her. would have filled to show him my gratitude.
The identity of Kirk Franklin’s biological mother, however, remains unknown.
About Kirk Franklin’s Siblings
Kirk Franklin’s only known sibling is his younger sister whose identity is undisclosed at this time. In 2018, Franklin revealed that her sister had been sentenced to 30 years in prison and was serving time in a Texas state prison. According to Franklin, her sister was introduced to drugs by a former boyfriend. When he was arrested for drug trafficking, Kirk Franklin’s sister was also arrested. However, she was released after serving a prison sentence. Upon his release, Kirk Franklin’s sister relapsed and then resorted to prostitution to fund her addiction. She was then sent to 30 years in prison for an unknown charge. Kirk Franklin then admitted he harbored some guilt wondering if he could have done more to help his sister.
It has been speculated that Kirk Franklin is related to legendary soul singer, Aretha Franklin and producer, DeVon Franklin. This information turned out to be false. Kirk Franklin is not related to Aretha and DeVon Franklin, despite sharing the same last name as them.
About the wedding and marriage of Kirk Franklin
Since September 2022, Kirk Franklin has been married to his wife Tammy Collins. The couple have been married since 1996 and have been together for 26+ years. However, prior to his marriage to Tammy Collins, Kirk Franklin was involved with a woman whose identity is currently unknown.
About Kirk Franklin’s marriage to Tammy Collins
Before her marriage to Kirk Franklin, Tammy Collins was a makeup artist. Later, she quit her job to support her family. At the time of their marriage, Kirk Franklin and Tammy Collins each had a child from their previous relationships. They officially married on January 20, 1996. Collins and Franklin welcomed their daughter, Kennedy in 1997. Their second child, Caziah, was born in 2000. Franklin and Collins celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary in January 2022.
On their 25th wedding anniversary last year, Kirk Franklin posted a sweet photo of himself and his wife with the caption:
“25 years of giving up, dying to yourself, living for someone else, making God smile by making YOU…Happy birthday to the undefeated champion of my heart.”
About Kirk Franklin’s Ex-Girlfriend/Mom
When Kirk Franklin was 18, he was enrolled in a youth conservatory. There he met his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his first child – Kerrion Franklin. She became pregnant and Kirk Franklin was expelled from school for misbehavior. His identity is currently unknown.
About Kirk Franklin’s Children
At the time of this article’s publication, Kirk Franklin has four children – two from his marriage to Tammy Collins, one from his previous relationship, and another from Tammy Collins’ previous relationship.
List of children of Kirk Franklin
- Kerion Franklin
- Carrington Franklin
- kennedy franklin
- Caziah Franklin
About Kirk Franklin’s Children
a. Kerion Franklin
Kerrion Franklin is Kirk Franklin’s first child. He was born in 1988 to Kirk Franklin and an unknown woman. In September 2022, Kerrion Franklin turns 34. He is an American author, producer and cinematographer. In 2021, Kerrion Franklin released a controversial clip in which Kirk Franklin was screaming and swearing.
In the clip, Kirk Franklin reportedly shouted:
“I’ll break your neck, nigga. Never disrespect me.
Kirk Franklin has since apologized for his language, saying he only got angry for a moment and is not perfect.
b. Carrington Franklin
Carrington Franklin was born on May 13, 1989 to Tammy Collins and her former lover. Following Kirk Franklin’s marriage to Tammy Collins in 1996, the singer legally adopted Carrington Franklin. In September 2022, Carrington Franklin turns 33.
Carrington Franklin has degrees in journalism, public relations and management. She currently works as CEO and Creative Director at Liz Kennedy Brand Management. She is happily married with a son. Carrington Franklin married her half-Nigerian husband Maxx Nakwaasah in 2016.
vs. kennedy franklin
Kennedy Franklin was born on May 4, 1997 to Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy Collins. When Kerrion Franklin released the audio of Kirk Franklin swearing, Kennedy Franklin sided with his father. In September 2022, Kennedy Franklin turns 25.
D. Caziah Franklin
Caziah Franklin was born on September 5, 2000 to Kirk Franklin and Tammy Collins. He is a musical artist. Caziah Franklin is currently 22 years old.