On February 17, 2020, Kathryn Limburg took over her husband’s show to announce his demise.
Kathryn Rogers, an event planner by profession, played a leading role in organizing a funeral fit for a “shy president”, a term she affectionately used to describe her late husband. The couple knew that death was inevitable and chose to face it head-on. Rush Limburg had announced his lung cancer diagnosis on his show back on February 3rd, 2020. It was at an advanced stage. In October, he revealed that all treatments had failed.
Kathryn’s prominent role in preparing her husband’s funeral and loving gestures towards the end of his life came to light after she took part in a commemorative radio show hosted on 25th February by Todd Herman. Here is what we know about Kathryn Adams bio:
Kathryn Limbaugh Announcement of Her Husband’s Passing
Kathryn Rogers began the announcement by stating that she was sad to share the news that her husband had passed away that very morning.
Her voice was tempered and controlled as she went on to say that it was terrible to lose a loved one and that Rush was the greatest of all time.
The Couple Met on a Golf Tournament in 2004
Kathryn Rogers met Rush Limbaugh at a celebrity golf tournament she helped prepare for South African’s pro golfer Gary Player.
At the time, Rush was rumored to be dating Daryn Kagan, an American broadcast journalist. Their affair had resulted in his split from his third wife.
Kathryn Adams Limbaugh Was Only 33 When She Married Limbaugh
Before becoming Rush Limbaugh’s spouse, Kathryn became close friends with Rush. They apparently dated for 3 years. She was only 33 when she married Limbaugh, 59 at the time. He was certainly older, but Kathryn didn’t mind. She’s quoted saying that as a result of traveling the world, she found it hard to relate to persons her own age.
Who are Rush Limbaugh’s Ex-Wives?
Roxy McNeely became Rush Limbaugh’s first wife in 1977. The duo ended the marriage three years later. His union with Michelle Sixta in 1983 lasted for five years. Marta Fitzgerald would win his heart in 1994, only for the lovebirds to split in 2004.
Kathryn Adams Wiki Fact
- Born: December 19th, 1976
- Spouse: Rush Limbaugh
- Children: None
- Parents: Penny and Richard Rogers
- Profession: Author, Event Planner
Kathryn Limbaugh Engagement Ring and Wedding
Rush Limbaugh proposed with a pricey diamond engagement ring. He apparently spent about $1 million for Elton John to perform for his guests. The performance was a bit controversial as Rush voiced homophobic views on his show. Asked about Elton John’s performance on Radio, Kathryn said that the duo kept in touch and had a “wonderful relationship.”
Details about the wedding location are not clear. Some media reports hinted that their Hawaiian-themed wedding was at Rush’s Florida beachfront mansion.
PalmBeachPost.com shared that the wedding was at Breakers Hotel. Dr. Kenneth L. Hutcherson, the Senior Pastor of Antioch Bible Church Redmond, WA, officiated the union according to marriage records. For their honeymoon, they reportedly toured Mexico, Africa, and other locations on Rush’s private jet.
The Couple Did Not Have Any Kids But Publish Children Books
Rush Limbaugh expressed that the purpose of marriage was to raise kids. However, he never sired any children with any of his wives. The couple worked on “Adventures of Rush Revere,” a series of children’s books meant to impact American history patriotism.
Kathryn Rogers Marriage Life & Rumored Divorce
The couple did not have any public scandals throughout their marriage. There was only one incident in 2012, where the couple reportedly received a package with wires at their Palm Beach home. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigated the bomb scare and found it to be harmless.
While the couple enjoyed a sheltered life from the public eye, there were rumors of scandals. In March 2020, an article on Magzer.com alleged that Rush Limbaugh was in a rush to cut Katherine Rogers from his massive $600m fortune.
Family insiders reportedly said that he had hired investigators to look into evidence of cheating. It was further alleged that Rush spent his time in Florida, with Kathryn away in New York. Other rumors revolved around Kathryn Limbaugh’s illness. She was said to be suffering from extreme fatigue.
What We Know About Kathryn Adams Family, Parents & Siblings
Kathryn Rogers was born on December 19th, 1976 to Richard Rodgers and his wife Penny Rogers, who worked with the state department. Kathy Adams’ parents took the family across multiple continents. Kathryn has three other siblings, Richard Jr, Jonathan, and Wendy Hazel.
Father’s Day, in June 2017, was a sad day for the family following the passing of Rogers from pancreatic cancer at age 81 in Honolulu, Hawaii. On Monday, Rush returned to the airwaves to pay tribute to his father-in-law, stating that he was a brilliant individual and international businessman. He joked that the family did not know who he worked for or what exactly he did as he took the family around the world.
Kathryn Adams Speaks at CPAC 2021
She is a Direct Descendant of John Adams
Rogers is apparently a direct descendant of John Adams, the first vice president and the second American president. Her father attended the Naval Academy in Maryland around the time that John McCain was a student. Wendy, Kathyrn’s sister, also attended the same school as President Obama in Hawaii.
Kathryn Wears Many Hats, V.I.P liaison, Event Planner, & Author
Kathryn was the main author of their children’s book series, but Rush refused to take any credit without having her mentioned as a co-author. Previously, she worked as a VIP liaison and event planner for the National Football League events, including the South Florida Super Bowl.
Kathryn Adams Limbaugh Net Worth
Rush Limbaugh was passionate about philanthropy, and much of his $600 million estate may be going to charitable contributions. Kathryn is still set to inherit his $50 million property in Palm Beach.
He had bought it for $3.98 million in 1992 and expanded it by building three more structures around the home. His salary amounted to about $70 million each year.