How many children did Johnny Cash have? Were they with June Carter?

JOHNNY CASH fans are commemorating his death on September 12, which happened in 2003 - but did he have children with his wife, June Carter?

PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 09:01, Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Johnny Cash was one of the biggest stars of the American folk scene in the 1950s and 1960s. He met his wife, June Carter, while they were touring together with her family band. They were married for some time after and went through a lot together – but how many children did they have?


For both Johnny and June, there were plenty of children waiting at home, but only one of them was from their marriage.

Before meeting June, Johnny was married to Vivian Liberto, a young woman he met at a roller-skating rink in Texas in 1951.

They dated for just three weeks before he was deployed with the US Army to West Germany, then on August 7, 1954, they got married

The couple had four daughters: Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara, then in 1961 the family moved to California.

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Johnny Cash - how many children did he have?Johnny Cash - how many children did he have? (Image: Getty)

June Carter and Johnny Cash with Rosanne, Carlene and JohnJune Carter and Johnny Cash with Rosanne, Carlene and John (Image: Getty)

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This and Johnny’s skyrocketing career started to cause the family unit to break down.

Vivian filed for divorce in 1966, claiming Johnny’s constant tour, drug and alcohol abuse and run-ins with the law were behind their split, and wanted full custody of the children.

Johnny continued to tour with various acts, including

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