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Family Feud: Inside George Jones’ Tumultuous Relationship With His Only Daughter Who He Publicly Criticized

Date October 11, 2019 16:48

George Jones is one of the greatest country musicians in history. However, his success didn't effectively translate into his family life as he has a nasty feud with his daughter Georgette Jones Lennon.

Georgette followed in her father's steps

The apple didn't fall far from the tree when it came to George and his daughter. Not only did she grow up with a striking resemblance to her father, but she also inherited his remarkable talent.

After taking up nursing, Georgette pursued a music career full time. It was this choice that helped her fix her estranged relationship with her father.

However, before they reconciled, they publicly criticized each other.

The Jones' family feud

Back in 2012, George publicly criticized his daughter and son-in-law and accused Georgette of spreading lies about him on the internet.

The country legend, who had just recovered from an upper respiratory infection, revealed that Georgette had spread those false rumors because she wanted money.

He said:

"None of these things are true. They are all about money. I gave and gave until I can no longer give. I will never let her go hungry, but I am tired of putting out, and I am not the person they claim I am."

Lennon then responded to her father's claim saying she did no such thing. She disclosed that all she ever wanted to do was have a relationship with her father. However, he wouldn't give her the opportunity.

She recalled that their relationship became strained when she connected with her stepbrothers from Jones' second marriage.

Georgette also alleged that her father didn't respond to her request to walk her down the aisle as he booked for a gig on her special day.

They reconciled before his demise

George passed away at the age of 81 on April 26, 2013. The singer reportedly died of hypoxic respiratory failure.

After his demise, Georgette paid several tributes to her father on social media.

It is truly wonderful that George and his only daughter were able to make up before he passed away. That must have been a relief for both of them!