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Inside the Life of Caroline Smedvig, James Taylor’s Wife and Their Married Life

Caroline Smedvig (aka Caroline Elisabeth Hessberg) is widely known as the wife of the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor. The artist also considers one of the best-selling musicians, having sold over 100 million records throughout the world.

Besides, as for their married life, Caroline and her hubby James are leading a blissful marital relationship for several years. Besides, the two are blessed with twin boys. In the past, Smedvig was married to a late virtuoso classical trumpeter Rolf Smedvig.

Moving towards Caroline’s career, the celebrity spouse previously worked as a director of public relations and marketing for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She now serves as a trustee for BSO. In addition, let’s also know about her parents, siblings, and more.

What is James Taylor’s Wife Caroline Smedvig Doing Now?

Caroline now serves as a trustee for Boston Symphony Orchestra, a popular orchestra in Boston. She previously worked as a publicist for the company. She started working for BSO in 1980 and remained as a full-time employee until leaving the office after around twenty-four years of association in 2004. Soon after quitting her job there, Smedvig became a trusted advisor for Volpe and the in 2007, was named as a board member of its overseers.

Prior to BSO, Smedvig used to write articles for local Knickerbocker News as a college girl. She then landed the job as a writer at the Springfield Daily News, an old afternoon paper.

What is Caroline Smedvig Age? All About Her Early Life and Parents

As of 2021, Caroline is aged 68. She was born and raised in Albany, the capital city of New York State. As for her parents, Smedvig is the daughter of Elisabeth Fitzsimons Goold and Albert Hessberg. Her late father was a prominent lawyer in Albany, New York. He was later designated as a senior partner at Hiscock & Barclay and also became the president of the Albany County Bar Association. Besides, Albert, a Yale University graduate was also a college football player.

Are Her Parents Still Alive or Died?

Sadly, both of her parents passed away years ago. Her father died in Jan 1995 at the Albany Medical Center. As for the cause of death, Albert, a former active member of the Albany Medical Center died from cancer at the age of 78.

Besides, Caroline’s mom Elisabeth died four years before Albert’s passing.

Has Two Siblings

Caroline grew up with her two siblings; brothers named Philip of Atlanta and Albert of Albany.

Her Nationality

As far as her nationality is concerned, Smedvig is an American and is of Caucasian ethnicity.

Her College

As for her education, Caroline enrolled at Albany Academy for Girls, a private school in Albany. She later attended college in North Hampton.

What is Caroline Smedvig Net Worth?

Smedvig’s estimated fortune is $500,000 as of 2021. In the meantime, talking about her husband James’ fortune, the legendary artist has a guesstimated fortune of $80 million. He mainly makes money from his distinguished music career.

When Did Caroline Smedvig and Her Husband James Taylor Get Married? Their Wedding

The couple tied the knot on 18th February 2001. Caroline and her hubby organized their wedding ceremony in Lindsey Chapel, part of Boston’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church. They exchanged their vows in the presence of around fifty friends and family members. It’s been over a decade and more since they have been married and they are still going pretty strong, supporting each other through thick and thin.

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Caroline and her husband James at their wedding.
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Furthermore, the loving duo has likewise shared the same love for music and they often appear performing together on several musical stages.

When Did James and Caroline Meet? It Took Two Years to go on Date After First Encounter

The future husband and wife first came across when Taylor performed a Boston Pops show at Symphony Hall in 1993. The program was conducted by John Williams. However, because of James’ busy schedule, they didn’t start dating until the year 1995. In one of his old interviews, Taylor said recalled,

“I remember her from that time, and it was a couple of years later that I was free to see anyone.”

Furthermore, the artist also wrote a song titled,

“Caroline I See You.”

And one of the verses of the song states,

“Caroline, I love you, though I’m late to say so.”

Caroline Smedvig Shares Two Kids With Her Hubby

Along with their successful married life, the long-lasting duo is the proud parents of twins sons, Rufus and Henry Taylor, born in April 2001. They were delivered by a surrogate mother. However, the name of the surrogate mom is yet to be revealed. Apparently, sources say that the woman who gave birth to their twins is Taylor’s family friend. She underwent in vitro fertilization in 2000.

Smedvig’s First Husband Rolf Thorstein Smedvig

Prior to Taylor, Caroline was first married to Rolf Thorstein Smedvig, the late orchestra’s principal trumpeter. The former flames first came across when both of them were in Boston Symphony Orchestra.

They tied the knot back in December 1980 in Albany. Nevertheless, a few years after they were into a marital relationship, the duo went their separate ways. After their split, Caroline married his second wife Kelly Holub.

Husband Taylor’s Previous Marriages

James first married Carly Simon, an actress in November 1972. The two also have two kids, Sally and Ben. And both of them are also pretty into music. However, Taylor’s marriage with Carly dissolved in divorce in 1983.

The award-winning artist then married Kathryn Walker on 14th December 1985, at The Cathedral of St. Jhon the Divine. However, their relationship didn’t last long and they divorced in 1996.