Who is James Taylor’s wife? Caroline Smedvig Wiki: Children, Age

April 18, 2024
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Who is Caroline Smedvig?

Caroline ‘Kim’ Taylor (nee Smedvig) was born in the USA on 31 May 1957 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s a former journalist, but who’s perhaps known best for being the third wife of James Taylor, a famous American singer-songwriter.

Early life and education

Caroline was raised in the US by her parents about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father was a used cars salesman, and that her mother was a housewife. Because Caroline hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most people believe her to be an only child.

She became interested in journalism at a very early age, mostly because her father watched the news every day.


Caroline wrote for her high school’s newspaper, and her interest only grew stronger as the time went by; she was into a couple of other activities, as well, and played soccer, practiced acting and sang.

Upon matriculating in 1975, Caroline enrolled at college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1979.

Caroline’s career

Caroline hasn’t shared a lot about her career, but it’s known that she worked as a journalist for the newspaper “Springfield Daily News”, having previously worked for the Boston Symphony Orchestra as their director of public relations and marketing; Caroline’s today retired.

Love life and marriage with James Taylor

Caroline met James in 1995, while she was still working for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the two eventually exchanged vows on 18 February 2001, in a private ceremony performed at the Boston’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church.


Caroline gave birth to their twins Rufus and Henry in April 2001, and the family of four has since been living in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Caroline hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she might have been with, while it’s known that James was married twice prior to meeting her. In November 1972, he married the famous American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, and she gave birth to their children Sarah Maria Taylor and Ben, both of whom have followed in their parents’ footsteps and have become musicians. Carly and James divorced in 1983, and he then married the American actress Kathryn Walker on 14 December 1985, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; James credits Kathryn with helping him with his heroin addiction, but they divorced, finalized in 1996.

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As of December 2021, Caroline’s married to James Taylor, and they have twin sons together.

Hobbies and other interests

Caroline is a huge fan of books, and has apparently read dozens. Her favorite authors are Haruki Murakami and Paolo Coelho, while a couple of her favorite books are “Kafka on the Shore”, “Norwegian Wood” and “Manual of the Warrior of Light”.

She was physically highly active during her 20s and 30s, and had three to four training sessions at the gym every week, but she no longer works out.

Caroline is passionate about travelling, and has been to various US states with her husband, while the two have also visited many European countries, including Italy, Spain and Portugal.


Late at night, she enjoys watching movies starring her favorite actor and actress, Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, such as “Gran Torino”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, and “The Devil Wears Prada”.

Age, height and net worth

Caroline’s age is 64. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 125lbs (57kgs).

As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000, while her husband James’ net worth is reputedly over $80 million.

Who is her husband James Taylor?

James Vernon Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts USA, on 12 March 1948 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and has won six Grammys for his music.

James was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, alongside his brothers Alex, Livingston and Hugh, and their sister Kate, by their mother Gertrude (nee Woodard) who was an opera singer, and their father Isaac M. Taylor who was a physician; the family moved to Chapel Hill from Boston when James was three, after his father was hired to teach medicine at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine. He was eight years old when he started playing the cello, 12 when he took on the guitar, and 14 when he wrote his first song. He and his friend Danny ‘Kootch’ Kortchmar were 15 when they started performing as the duo Jamie & Kootch; both studied at Chapel Hill High School.


James became depressed in 1964, spending more than 20 hours a day sleeping, and was committed to the psychiatric hospital McLean in the following year, where he eventually started leading a healthier life. He matriculated from his hospital’s Arlington School in 1966.

His friend Kootch convinced him to leave McLean, and James thus moved with him to New York City, where they formed the band The Flying Machine; it was around that time that he started using heroin. The band disbanded after less than a year, and James fell into depression again; his father flew to his aid, and took him to a rehabilitation center where James stayed for more than half a year.

He lived in London, England in 1967, and there signed a contract with Apple Records. His self-titled debut album was released on 6 December 1968, but James was unable to promote it because he had become addicted to heroin again, and was hospitalized.

He became famous after the release of his single “Fire and Rain”, which is about his struggles with drugs; the song was featured on his second album “Sweet Baby James”, released in February 1970. Some of James’ following albums which helped him become even more popular, were his fourth album “One Man Dog”, released on 1 November 1972, his 10th album “Dad Loves His Work”, released in March 1981, and his 12th album “Never Die Young”, which was released in 1988.


He launched his acting career around that time, and voiced a character in the 1994 episode “Deep Space Homer” of the animated comedy series “The Simpsons”; he also played Lord in the 1994 musical play “Randy Newman’s Faust”.

James released his 14th album “Hourglass” in 1997, peaking at #9 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and in 2006 his Christmas album “James Taylor at Christmas”. He has since released three albums: “Covers” in 2008, “Before This World” in 2015 and “American Standard” in 2020.

Back in 2000, James was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Olivia Wilson

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