Smokey Robinson is an 80 years old American, former R&B and pop singer and songwriter, producer, and record executive. He is famous for being the frontman for his group ‘The Miracles’ which released top chart tracks between 1955 and 1972.
He also ran a successful solo career after leaving the group, winning several awards. Smokey Robinson retired from music to focus on wanting to be the vice president of Motown. He later emerged as a solo artist before hanging his boots. In this article, we will focus on Smokey Robinson’s net worth and current wife Frances Glandney.
Smokey Robinson’s First Wife, Claudette Rogers Robinson.
Claudette Rogers Robinson, 78 years old, is currently an American singer and songwriter. She is mostly known for being a member of the ‘The Miracles where she replaced her brother, one of the founders of the group who joined the US army.
She is also known for being the first wife of Smokey Robinson, the lead singer of the group. The two got married on 7th November 1959 with hopes of having a family.
However, due to an active music career, things did not go as planned. Claudette had seven miscarriages due to a hectic schedule. However, she bore him two children named Berry and Tamla, a boy and a girl.
In 1986, after 27 years of marriage, Smokey and Claudette terminated their relationship. This divorce later brought controversy between the two years after Smokey claimed possession of some of the songs they co-wrote and sang with his former wife. This matter had to be settled before the jury.
Smokey Robinson is now married to Frances Glandney.
More than fifteen years later, Smokey decided to settle down with another woman. He was 62 years old when he married his second wife, Frances Glandney, in 2002. There are no fine details about their wedding details or how long they dated before getting married.
Also, the two have not had any child since they got together. They have lived a peaceful life in their home in Pittsburg. They now have a wine collection in their home. There have never been any controversies in their marriage. The two are growing old in love.
Frances Glandney Bio.
Frances Glandney is a professional fashion designer. She is primarily known for being the second wife of Smokey, but her career has also earned her a name and a living. There are no fine details about her and does not have any wiki about her, but it is clear that she has been a good wife to her husband.
Smokey Robinson Children.
Berry William Borope.
Berry William is the firstborn son of Smokey. He had him from his first marriage. There are no fine details about him other than he was born in 1968.
It is important to note that he has a pretty impressive name, he was named after the owner of Motown, Berry Gordy Jr. His second name belongs to his grandfather, and his third name is a combination of three names belonging to three of his parent’s crew members, Bobby, Ronnie, and Pete.
Smokey had an affair with another unknown woman who bore him a son in 1984. He was named Trey, and after admitting to infidelity, this cost him his marriage that ended two years after his second son was born.
Tamla was the second and last born daughter of Claudette, Born in 1971, around two years after the firstborn. Like his brother, there are no fine details of her.
However, she also has a new name that followed the same pattern as his brothers, her first name, Tamla, was the name of Motown’s original record label, and her second name belonged to her grandmother.
Smokey Robinson Net Worth.
As of 2020, Smokey’s net worth is estimated to be 100 million; some sources give a higher value of up to 120 million US dollars.
He started to build his wealth back in 1960 when he first released 26 of the top forty hit songs in the chart with his group ‘The Miracles’ as the frontman and songwriter. This trend went on for a decade. In 1988, he won the Grammy Award for his single track, which he produced as a solo artist.
Like Michael Jackson, whose wealth continued to grow after his death, Smokey’s net worth continued to get bigger even though he retired from an active music career. He continued to sell millions of his albums worldwide.
Apart from music, Smokey is also a businessman, and he started a food company named Smokey Robinson Foods that sells ready to eat meals.
This venture was very successful since he moved with it on his several music tours, where he met huge crowds. He also owns stocks for Cover Girl cosmetics and has a fashion line named Smokey Robinson Seduction.
Smokey has lived a luxurious life, and he had an elaborate retirement plan. On his properties, he owned a mansion in Hollywood Hills that was worth 8.75 million. This information came out only after the house was listed for bidding. It was also revealed that he had not lived in the house for close to a decade.
The mansion is a high-end mansion with a swimming pool and spa, spacious gazebo, designer furnished, with well-done lawns and lies on roughly 1.5 acres of land. There are no details about his other properties like cars, but he has not denied himself anything he can afford from the look of things.
Quick Facts about Smokey Robinson.
He was born on 19th Feb 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. His real name is William Smokey Robinson Jr. Other singing, his ca play guitar and piano.
Smokey lived drug-free life till he got to his twenties when he started to smoke marijuana and also used cocaine.
He has never taken meat since 1972 for health issues. He also does yoga and keeps fit by sleeping a lot. No wonder he is still strong at 80.
Smokey’s Wiki and Facts.
|Full name||William Smokey Robinson Jr|
|Date of Birth||19th February|
|Place of Birth||1940 Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, and Producer|
|Net worth||USD 100 million|
|Kids||Berry, Trey, and Tamla|