There was more than one marriage of Jerry Lee Lewis that shocked the audience. But the last one took the cake.
His marriage to his young cousin was nothing less than a pitchfork to his career and a shock to a large audience.
Jerry Lee Lewis’ Marriages
Jerry Lee Lewis seemed to always get into trouble when it came to marriage. As he went on to marry the second time, shockingly, his divorce hadn’t been finalized yet.
Rather, he married 23 days prior to getting the divorce finalized.
While people thought this was surprising, the third marriage turned out to be a much larger one for them.
Lewis went on to marry his far younger cousin, J.W. Brown’s 13-year old daughter.
While she was not his first cousin, but the fact that she was so much younger than him is what aroused all the talk.
However, according to them, there was nothing wrong with being married to a 13-year-old as other big players such as Elvis had also done the same thing. So, for them, it was entirely normal to be married to someone so young.
Myra’s Thought Process
The cousin, Myra Gale Brown, was brought up in a way that she assumed it to be not bothersome that her 23 years cousin had married her.
She felt the possibility come naturally to her as she believes she was ready for this marriage.
Her thinking was off almost every other girl during the time- marrying someone, having their babies, and living a fulfilling life.
It was no surprise that she had no problems when it came to this marriage. It was the other way round.
She was quite happy with her situation and would spend her time alongside Lewis all the time.
This came to the point that she toured with Lewis and became his constant support system as well.
The Trip To Britain
Things started to take a major turn when they were required to take a tour to England.
During this time, Elvis had been drafted, so Lewis had to take the center stage and go out on the tour.
This is when he decided that he would take Myra along with him.
Even though many suggested that this isn’t the ideal situation given that people in England would make things difficult for them, he persisted that he would only go if he could take her with him.