Most of the time people don’t think that celebrities and their wives are not comparable as their husbands are famous celebrities are but not in the case of Frances Gladney.
Frances is the wife of popular American singer Smokey Robinson but even if she’s the wife of a renowned singer it has not made her any less than her husband as she has made herself known to others through her work and that too on her own.
She is a well-known fashion designer and people started noticing her even more after she got married to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Smokey Robinson. Let’s get to know more about her life, her relationship with Smokey, and a few other stuff related to her.
Short Biography of Frances Gladney
According to the reports, Frances was born around the 1970s in California, United States. As she was born in the United States, she is American by nationality and she also holds American citizenship.
Even though Frances is a pretty successful fashion designer and wife of a renowned singer there is not much information available on the internet about her because she is quite a private person who wants everyone to respect her privacy.
As she has not revealed much about her personal life we don’t have any information regarding her parents and her privacy is to the point that we don’t even know what her parents’ names are.
So do we have information on her educational background? No, we don’t know what her educational background is but wait, that does not mean we can’t use our logic. As mentioned she is a successful fashion designer so did she become one without studying anything? that can’t be the case here she must have studied fashion designing and there are even reports that suggest she has strong academics.
Smokey’s Second Marriage with Frances
I am feeling really awkward writing this as we don’t know much about their love story as well. We don’t know how or when they met, the only thing we know about them is that Frances is the second wife of Smokey.
There got married in May 2002 and as per the reports, their wedding was private were only a few friends and family members were present. This May they will be celebrating their 20 years marriage anniversary. They really seem to be made for each other as unlike many celebrities their bond is still strong and they just seem to love each other more and more.
Her Husband’s Ex-Wife
As mentioned Frances is Smokey’s second wife which has left a question, who is Smokey’s first wife? Let’s get to know a few things about Frances’ husband’s first wife.
Before Smokey married Frances he was already married to a popular American singer Claudette Rogers Robinson. Smokey and Claudette were married on November 7, 1959, and they were together for more than 27 years before calling it quits.
They were separated even before calling it quits in 1974 because Smokey was involved with another woman which also led him to write “The Agony & The Ecstasy”.
So what was the reason for their divorce? The main reason for their divorce was Smokey’s son. You might think what kind of bulls*** is this right? you guys need to hear me out first before passing any judgments man XD. If it were Claudette and Smokey’s son then it would not have been a problem but unfortunately, even when they were married, Smokey had a child with another woman.
Now let’s talk about how their love story began. Both Smokey and Claudette were members of a music band The Miracles and that’s when their love story began and soon their relationship turned into marriage.
Frances is the Mother of Three
Frances is indeed the mother of three children but they are not her biological children. As a matter of fact, she does not have any children of her own. So who are those two children? were they adopted? No, they were not adopted they are her step-children.
All of them are from her husband’s previous relationship. While his two children Tamla Claudette Robinson and Berry William Borope Robinson from his first wife Claudette Rogers Robinson and his son Trey from another relationship.
Trey is the youngest among them, he was born in 1984. Berry was born in 1968 and Tamla in 1971.
While there is no information on how she got into fashion designing but it’s clear that she is successful in what she does as she has been professionally maintaining her fame and career.
According to reports, she has even worked with various artists and she has done many successful projects. There is not much detail about her career but it is certain that she is one of the professional designers.
She Loves Being with Her Husband in Public
Even though she is a pretty private person, she still loves to be with her husband in public and she has made appearances with Smokey in several events.
For example, we can take the 2018 4th Primary Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards where this couple was seen together. Likewise, they were also seen together in the launch of The Saint For St. Jude Charity Event. They were also together at the Wave Grammy Party in 2019.
How Much Does She Earn? (Her Net Worth)
Just like I said above she is a very private person and she has not revealed anything regarding her income or net worth but as she is a successful fashion designer I think it’s safe to assume that she has a good income but since we don’t know exactly what her income is so we can’t estimate her net worth as it may be in hundreds, thousands or even in millions.
On the other hand, her husband Smokey is a pretty popular American singer who has also been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has been awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his contribution to music.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Smokey has a total net worth of $150 million.