The age controversy
A reporter working for the Associated Press came across some documents that show something doesn’t add up in the story Lynn told in Coal Miner’s Daughter.
According to the AP, Lynn was actually 15, not 13, when she got married, based on her birth certificate and marriage license found online. (By the way, a similar mix-up happened with Doris Day, but it wasn’t intentional.)
The singer herself, her representative, and living family members all stonewalled the AP’s requests for comment about her real age.
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Even though some experts claim the star provided not correct information in her best-selling autobiography, it is still obvious that she got married at a very young age, and preserved her love for so many years. Lynn has a fascinating story to tell about her life!