Adarnase was married to "Bevreli", a daughter of the Abasgian king Bagrat I. At some point, she was forced by Adarnase into retirement to a monastery where she lived and died as Anastasia. After Adarnase's death c. 870, his possessions were equally divided among his sons: Gurgen obtained Tao, while Sumbat received Klarjeti. Adarnase's second son, Ashot known by his moniker Kekela ("the Fair"), died in 867. This must have occurred in Adarnase's lifetime as Ashot is not listed among his heirs.Toumanoff, Cyril (1967). Studies in Christian Caucasian History, p. 453. Georgetown University Press.