Where Is Lenedra Carroll Now? Untold Details of Atz Kilcher Ex-Wife

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Lenedra Carroll is a singer and a published author. She is best known as the ex-wife of Atz Kilcher, the patriarch of the Kilcher clan. Her former husband Atz came into the limelight for his appearance on the discovery channel Alaska: The Last Frontier.

Moving towards their love life, Lenedra and Atz were in a marital relationship for several years before they went their separate ways. Besides, the two are also the parents of Jewel, one of the renowned artists in the music world. Jewel has got four Grammy award nominations and has sold more than 30 million albums around the world to date.

Well, today we’re going to find out more about Atz Kilcher’s ex-wife Lenedra Carroll. Let’s know about her parents and other details in the following article!

Lenedra Carroll Wiki and Early Life

Carroll was born in Alaska, in the United States. She grew up in the Alaskan wilderness with her four siblings; a sister named Mary and three brothers, J.J., Glen, and Al.

Besides, she holds an American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Lenedra Carroll’s Parents Are No More

Carroll is the daughter of Jay J. Carroll, a longtime Alaskan & Homer resident, and Arva Barton Carroll. Sadly, both of her parents are dead; her father Jay passed away at 72 in June 1993 and her mother Arva died at 88, on 20th December 2009. They both died at South Peninsula Hospital.

Atz Kilcher wife Lenedra.
Carroll is from Alaska.
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Talking more about her parents, Jay was born on 24th June 1921 in Kanab, Utah while her late mom was from St. George, Utah. The couple married in 1940 and moved to Alaska after some time of their marriage.

They initially lived in the Fairbanks area for over a decade and spent their next seven years in Seward. At that time, Jay used to work at telephone and utility companies. He also became the head of the power and water company located in Seward. On the other hand, his spouse was a  switchboard operator.

The two went to Homer in 1958. There Jay started Homer Air Service and ran it for 13 years. He later became the owner of a fuel dock in Homer Harbor.

Meanwhile, Arva spent 15 years working as a cook and administrator of meals for Homer’s government schools. She was also part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her hobbies were reading, cooking, and gardening as well.

Further, Lenedra’s grandparents were Almon Carroll and Minnie Henderson.

Lenedra Carroll Married Husband Atz Kilcher Marriage: Are They Still Married?

As per sources, the two first met in Alaska. They dated for a while before tying the knot. As for the date of their wedding, it is, however, still out of the media.

The couple spent the first few years of their marriage very well but later it started falling apart. They divorced in the early 1980s. The duo never revealed how their long-term marriage dissolved into a divorce.

How Many Children Do They Share?

Lenedra Carroll and her ex-hubby Atz welcomed their first child, a son named Shane Kilcher in 1971. He is a reality TV star who rose to stardom following his work in the Discovery Channel series Alaska: The Last Frontier.

Jewel with her siblings.
Lenedra has three children with her first husband.
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They became parents for the second time when their daughter Jewel was born on 23rd May 1974. Atz Kilcher’s wife gave birth to their third child Atz Lee Kilcher, a TV personality, on 26th August 1977 in Homer, Alaska. He used to play guitar as a child.

All her kids are well-established. In fact, her daughter Jewel is a popular American singer and songwriter.

What About Lenedra Current Relationship Status? Is She Dating Anyone?

Jewel’s mother Lenedra Carroll isn’t in any kind of romantic relationship at present. Since her divorce from her first spouse Atz, she has kept every detail of her love life out of the public eye. So no more updates have been made on her private life for the past several years. The former celebrity spouse probably relishes a single life at this moment.


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Besides, her ex-partner Atz is happily married to Bonnie Dupree for years now. They often go out for beautiful vacations. They were recently in Boston.

Lenedra Carroll Was Once Sued by Her Daughter Jewel’s Ex-Manager

Back in 1998, Inga Vainshtein, a former manager of Jewel filed a $10 million lawsuit against the songstress and her mother Lenedra in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In the lawsuit, Vainshtein claimed she was fired without any valid reasons and Jewel owes the manager millions of dollars in commissions.

The lawsuit also claimed that there was a written contract breach and interference with contractual relations as well.

Details on Lenedra Carroll’s Career

Alaska-born Lenedra is a singer who has released a few albums including two with her ex-hubby and two solo Beyond Worlds, released in 2007, and Daybreak Song, in 2009. Besides, the artist also sang songs like Into You, Ah Chante, and Breath of Fire as well.

Furthermore, she also shared the stage with her daughter Jewel a few times. She appeared performing with her girl in the video uploaded in December 2014.

Here is the clip,

Apart from these, Lenedra is an author who has published a memoir titled, The Architecture of All Abundance: Seven Foundations of Prosperity, in Feb 2003. It chronicles her life navigating the shark-infested waters of the entertainment business, major health issues including recovery from life-threatening health problems, and more. It is available on Amazon with a price of $9.99 for Kindle, $30.68 for Hardcover, and $26.24 for Paperback.

In addition, Lenedra Carroll once also worked as the manager of her daughter.

Who Is Lenedra Carroll’s Ex-Husband Atz Kilcher?

As we mentioned above Atz Kilcher is one of the renowned reality TV stars. The oldest son of the late American homesteader Yule F. Kilcher gained worldwide recognition following his role on the acclaimed Discovery show Alaska: The Last Frontier. The show mostly starred Kilcher family members.

Besides, Lenedra Carroll’s ex-spouse is also a singer-songwriter.

Where Is Lenedra Carroll Now?

Lenedra has become a sort of recluse ever since her divorce from her ex-spouse. For years now, she has not made any public appearance. As per the reports, she lives a solitary life and occasionally spends her time with her children.

What Is Lenedra Carroll’s Net Worth?

Her fortune is $300,000 as of 2022. On the other hand, her former husband Atz has a $5 million net worth. He has earned such good money from his various works.

In the meantime, their daughter Jewel’s wealth stands at $14 million. She predominantly makes money from her successful music career. She gained early coaching in music from her musician father. The then-budding artist studied operatic voice at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

Jewel has been active in the industry for several years and has also released a number of hard-hit albums such as Pieces of You (1995), Spirit (1998, This Way (2001), & more. Additionally, the singer also has appeared in a few on-screen projects such as Ride with the Devil (1999).


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