Caleb Kennedy wasn’t as old as you thought he was on American Idol
Caleb Kennedy was arrested in South Carolina on Tuesday, February 8, and charged with felony DUI, according to The Sun.
“The driver of the pickup has been charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death. The drive has been identified as Caleb Kennedy,” The South Carolina highway patrol told the outlet.
You may remember Caleb from the singing reality show Amerian Idol, where he made it to the Top 5.
But, a controversial video resulted in his early departure from the competition.
His journey on the show is a memorable one and viewers were mostly surprised by his age, as the country singer wasn’t as old as many thought he was.
Here’s how old Caleb Kennedy is in 2022.
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How old is Caleb Kennedy?
Caleb was born on October 21, 2004, which makes him 17 years old now.
He entered Americal Idol in October 2020, when he was just 16 years old. Are you surprised too?
Although the fame he achieved was commendable, the singer underestimated the pressure that came with it.
“You think it’s all going to be fun, and a lot of it is, but it will slap you in the face really quickly. I wasn’t ready for it. There’s no way to emotionally prepare for ‘Idol.’ Because no one is ready for it, no matter how you prepare,” he told USA Today.
However, he cherishes his memories from the show. Caleb continued to write music, including songs on his experience on the television program.
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What is the former American Idol star doing now?
Caleb is making his own music while traveling around for tours and festivals.
His last post on his Instagram shows that he performed at a New Year’s Eve Fest.
In a long post in May, he addressed his exit from American Idol and apologized to his fans.
“I wanna say sorry to all my fans and everyone who I have let down. I’ll be taking a little time off social media to better myself, but saying that, I know this has hurt and disappointed a lot of people and made people lose respect for me.”
Everything we know about his personal life
On October 10, 2021, Caleb shared a couple of pictures on Instagram with his partner. The woman in the picture and the country star have posed cozily and the caption reads: “My forever girl.”
He was born in South Carolina and is said to have attended Dorman High School, where he played junior varsity football.
During his audition for American Idol, Caleb revealed his parents’ divorce affected him while growing up and that’s when he turned to music.
His Instagram posts consist of a picture alongside his mother on the occasion of mother’s day.
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