Granger Smith Shares Touching Tribute For His Wife's 40th Birthday
By Megan Stinson
November 16, 2021
Granger Smith's wife, Amber Emily Smith, is celebrating her 40th birthday, and the country singer has taken to Instagram to share a touching tribute. With a big celebration to celebrate this milestone year, Smith announced that they are donating to that the couple is seeking donations for the River Kelly Fund, which honors the couple's late son, River Kelly Smith.
"It's her birthday!" Granger Smith wrote. "@amberemilysmith has influenced, inspired, and encouraged so many, many people and none more than me!"
The River Kelly Fund is "committed to spreading joy, love & light by helping those in need," according to the foundation's official Instagram page.
The couple welcomed their fourth child, Maverick Beckham, last August. The couple wanted Maverick's name to include "Riv" in order to honor River, who passed away several years ago in a tragic accident. "It has the letters R-I-V, which he'll forever be connected to his brother, his big brother Riv," Granger Smith said when he adn Amber announced Maverick's name. "So, he'll forever be connected to that, so it's important that his name is too. So Beckham, his middle name, means essentially, home by the river. 'Ham' means home and Beck means creek or stream or river."
Following their loss, Granger and Amber Smith have been open about seeking therapy to help them work through their mourning process, and Granger revealed that he found catharsis while walking in the woods. The couple shares two other children, another son, Lincoln (7), and a daughter, London (9). Earlier this year, the couple shared a Halloween skit to get into the haunting spirit of the holiday.