Annie Martell's Love Story With John Denver Still Echos Through the Celebrated Ballad 'Annie's Song'

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Annie Martell who once was the talk of the town for her relationship now leads a secretive life. Dive in to get a scoop on where she is today & her net worth
Annie Martell's Love Story With John Denver Still Echos Through the Celebrated Ballad 'Annie's Song'

“Come, let me love you, Let me give my life to you, Let me drown in your laughter, Let me die in your arms,” were few lines from the song sung by Annie Martell’s late ex-husband, John Denver, in his song titled Annie’s Song.

Those simple yet emotional words from Denver’s chart smashing hit still echos the unconditional love Annie and the legendary singer-songwriter Denver once had for each other.

But, one of the most loved ballads of all time that Denver penned down after his turbulent relationship with Annie was not enough to save their love in the end.

Today, though Denver has already left the world and Annie is at her old age, the couple’s unsettling end of their relationship has many wondering what their story would be like if they had made it till the end together.

Annie Martell’s Could-Have-Been-A-Fairy-Tale Love Story

Annie’s late former husband, Denver, is undoubtedly one of the most heard names in the music industry, known for his massive hits and whopping net worth.

But fame does not always come with perks. For Denver and Annie, it came with a great price to pay.

To begin with, their epic romance started when the two first encountered each other in 1966 at a concert in Minnesota when the Annie’s Song singer was yet to become a global phenomenon.

After the two married, Denver's career rose to the point where his fame outweighed their love.

Annie, unable to handle the pressure of excessive spotlight, once said,

How am I going to compete with this? It was very threatening for me. I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t have an identity.

Annie Martell and John Denver appearing on the cover page of People weekly in 1979

Annie Martell and John Denver appearing on the cover page of People weekly in 1979 (Source: People)

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While their relationship was gradually deteriorating, Denver wrote Annie’s Song dedicating to his then-wife, Annie. Since the song's release in 1974, their marriage survived for a few years but ended with divorce in 1982.

Annie is a mother to two adopted children, Zachary John, and Anna Kate, from her relationship with Denver.

Though their marriage ended, Denver as a proud father and a husband, once commented,

When I die, if they say I was Annie’s husband and Zachary John and Anna Kate’s father, boy, that’s enough for me to be remembered by

What Happened To Annie Martell Denver?

After Annie, Denver found love again, which soon ended in another divorce, and on the other hand, Annie is not known to have remarried.

Since the divorce, Annie has led a low-key life, not letting her whereabouts come to public attention, while Denver, unfortunately, lost his life in a plane crash in 1997.

As for their children, Zachary, the oldest one of their kids, is happily married to his wife Jennifer and is a father to a son. With a career in politics, Zachary lives in Colorado with his family of three.

But, Anna leads a notoriously private life who was publicly spotted only while attaining her father’s Music Hall of Fame induction. Currently, she remains married to Jamie Hutter and resides in Wanaka.

Unlike the musician father, his kids picked up a different career but are well-settled now with their own families.

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Wiki On Annie Martell's Net Worth

Annie, being a private person, has concealed the amount of fortune she is entitled to. But, her late former husband’s net worth is estimated to be 60 million dollars from his acclaimed musical journey.

Although based on Annie’s association with the legendary artist, many suppose her net worth to be in millions. 

Moreover, in 2019, the listing of the Aspen house shared by Annie and Denver while they were together made several headlines. According to Bizhournals, the house, spread in around seven thousand square feet, was priced at 11 million dollars after major remodeling.