Who Are Kyle Rittenhouse Parents?

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December 11, 2022 by Marjorie R. Rogers, MA (English), Certified Consultant

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, who is accused of shooting three people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night, comes from a family with a history of violence. His father was convicted of battery in 2012 and his mother has been accused of domestic abuse. Rittenhouse’s parents are divorced and he lives with his mother.

Rittenhouse’s father, Joseph Rittenhouse, was convicted of misdemeanor battery in 2012 after he punched a man who was trying to break up a fight between Joseph and Kyle’s mother, Laurie Rittenhouse. The victim told police that Joseph had been drinking before the incident. Laurie filed for divorce from Joseph shortly after the incident.

Laurie has also been accused of domestic abuse by her ex-husband. In 2016,Joseph filed for an order of protection against Laurie, alleging that she had assaulted him on multiple occasions and had threatened to kill him.

When it comes to the parents of Kyle Rittenhouse, there is a lot that we don’t know. What we do know is that his father, Joseph Rittenhouse, is a registered sex offender. His mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, has been charged with child neglect in the past.

Both of his parents have had run-ins with the law. We also know that Kyle Rittenhouse’s parents were not supportive of his decision to go to Kenosha on the night of August 25th. In fact, his mother even told him not to go.

But he went anyway and ended up shooting three people, two of them fatally. Now, both of Kyle Rittenhouse’s parents are facing scrutiny for their role in this tragedy. And many are wondering how they could have let their son go out armed with an AR-15 rifle when they knew there was potential for violence.

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Who Are Kyle Rittenhouse Parents?

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-Who are Kyle Rittenhouse’S Parents

Kyle Rittenhouse is the 17-year-old man who was arrested and charged with fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. His parents are Wade and Lori Rittenhouse. His father is a former Marine who served in Iraq, and his mother is a nurse.

He has two sisters, one older and one younger. Rittenhouse was born in Antioch, Illinois, and lived there until he was about eight years old when his family moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin. He attended school in Kenosha until he dropped out of high school last year.

In 2018, Rittenhouse’s mother filed for divorce from his father after more than 20 years of marriage; the divorce was finalized earlier this year.


The blog post is about Kyle Rittenhouse and his parents. Kyle’s father, Joseph, is a former Marine who served in Iraq. His mother, Tina, is a nurse.

They live in Antioch, Illinois. Kyle has two sisters. One of them is a student at Northern Illinois University.

The other one is in high school.

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