Kelly Dale Anderson is Joni Mitchell’s Daughter: Get To Know Her

Kelly Dale Anderson (born on 19th February 1965; Age: 57 years old) is the biological daughter of Joni Mitchell, a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and painter. Kelly was, however, adopted at birth and raised by David and Ida Gibb.

Kelly is popular as a result of her birth mother’s fame and accomplishments in the music industry. Joni Mitchell, whose real name is Roberta Joan Mitchell (née Anderson), is well known for her work in pop, rock, jazz, and classical music. Her songs often reflect her feelings about romance, disillusionment, womanhood, and joy. This post reveals everything you should know about her daughter Kelly and the relationship they share.

Summary of Kelly Dale Anderson’s Bio

  • Full name: Kelly Dale Anderson
  • Nickname: Kilauren Gibb
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 19th February 1965
  • Kelly Dale Anderson’s Age: 57 years old
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Kelly Dale Anderson’s Children: 2 (Daisy Joan and Marlin)
  • Kelly Dale Anderson’s Parents: Joni Mitchell and Brad MacMath
  • Kelly Dale Anderson’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Kelly Dale Anderson’s Height in Centimetres: 168 cm
  • Kelly Dale Anderson’s Weight: 68 kg
  • Famous for: Being Mitchell’s daughter
  • Kelly Dale Anderson’s Instagram: @killerkilauren

How Old is Kelly Dale Anderson?

Kelly Dale Anderson is presently 57 years old. She was born on the 19th day of February 1965 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Kelly was biologically born to her singer mother, Joni Mitchell, and photographer father, Brad MacMath, but they gave her up for adoption just after birth.

Kelly is a Canadian citizen from a white ethnic background and a follower of the Christian faith. While her mother is famous, nothing much is known about Kelly’s father.

Kelly Dale Anderson’s Birth Parents Gave Her Up For Adoption

Upon birth, Kelly’s mother, Joni Mitchell, decided to give her up for adoption as a result of hardship and poverty. For the record, Joni got pregnant in 1964 while she was still studying art at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary.

So, in addition to hardship, the stigma of a young lady getting pregnant outside wedlock and the hesitance of the biological father to take responsibility as a parent made her give Kelly up for adoption immediately after her birth.

Speaking in an interview on the reasons she gave Kelly out, Joni Mitchell further said that she literally became destitute at the time she was pregnant with her.

“At the time, I was destitute with no job and no roof over my head. There weren’t even foster homes available at that time, because there was such a glut of unwed children”. Joni explained. So, to survive as well as continue with her education, she gave Kelly up for adoption.

Who Are Kelly’s Adoptive Parents?

Kelly Dale Anderson was adopted by a Toronto-based couple, David and Ida Gibb, who are retired school teachers living in Don Mills, a suburb of Toronto. Kelly’s adoptive parents renamed her Kilauren Gibb.

Growing up in Don Mills, Kelly Anderson received a quality education in good private schools in the area. She attended The Bishop Strachan School and George Brown College for her elementary and high school education, respectively. After that, she proceeded to Harvard University in Boston and the University of Toronto, from where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. However, the courses she studied are not disclosed.

How Did Kelly Dale Anderson and Joni Mitchell Reunite?

Joni denies the allegation and criticisms that she gave her daughter up for adoption in order to pursue her musical career. In her words, “There was no career… I was just a folk singer you know… I had a nice voice, I guess. I played okay you know, but there was no real gift…” Also notable is that Joni Mitchell’s parents claimed that they did not have any idea of Joni’s pregnancy. They said they would have assisted her if they had known.

Kelly Dale Anderson was unaware of who her birth parents were until she was 27. Also, the search would prove frustrating because she was only given scanty details about her original identity and nothing definite. However, Kelly eventually began to seek information that is behind her being given up for adoption when the internet came up with the news.

Kelly Dale Anderson and her mother Joni Mitchell
Kelly Dale Anderson and her mother Joni Mitchell, image source

In 1992, Joni Mitchell’s fans posted some pieces of information online regarding the circumstances that surrounded her at the time she gave up her daughter for adoption. Then, Kelly stumbled on the information and was able to piece their relationship together. Also, with the help of her medical and adoption records, she was able to make a progress in the search.

Joni Mitchell’s reunion with her daughter Kelly happened in 1997 in Los Angeles, and at that time, Kelly was 32 while her mother, Joni, was 54. The mother and daughter met for the first time in Joni’s kitchen. They hugged so passionately, and Joni Mitchell said, “It feels like I had gone away on a trip for a couple of months and I was coming home.”

Is Kelly Dale Anderson Married?

Kelly Anderson’s first relationship was with Edward Barrington. The two met in 1979, but after a while, they split and went their separate ways. Then, she met and dated Paul Kohler for two years, and they got married in 1992. Paul is a Toronto-based talent agent. Their marriage lasted for three years, and they would split in 1995.

Following their separation, Kelly’s ex-boyfriend Edward came on board again, and they would have an on and off again relationship. However, he eventually proposed to her in 1997, at the time she reunited with her mother. Kelly became pregnant in 1998 and gave birth to their daughter Daisy Joan in 1999.

Kelly Anderson and her son Marlin
Kelly Anderson and her son Marlin, image source

Details of their current relationship status are not clear, but there is no record that they ever got officially married. Furthermore, Kelly Anderson has another child, a son named Marlin, but information about who she had him with is not revealed.

What is Kelly’s Current Relationship With Her Mother Like?

Unfortunately, the joy of the mother and daughter’s reunion eventually turned sour. Kelly and Joni didn’t have a good relationship for long, owing to the fact that they argued a lot. According to the singer, her daughter suffered from abandonment issues, and that affected their relationship afterward.

In January 2000, Mitchell reportedly slapped Kelly during an argument, and Kelly called the Police for help. As of recently, it is hard to say exactly how things are going on in their relationship because the two seem to have been keeping their personal lives much more private.

Meanwhile, Kelly started modeling as a teenager, and in November 1983, she was featured on the cover of Chatelaine magazine. However, it is not clear what she currently does for a living. Regarding social media, Kelly Anderson has a presence on a few social media platforms but is not reasonably active in any of them.

She has an Instagram account, but she kept it private. Similarly, she has a presence on both Facebook and Twitter but does not usually make posts.


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