Who Is Frances Glandney? All About Her Career, Marriage, Husband, Children

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Who Is Frances Glandney? All About Her Career, Marriage, Husband, Children

There are many celebrity wives who are overshadowed by the fame of their celebrity husbands. But when it comes to Frances Glandney, the case is a little different. Despite being the wife of a famous singer Smokey Robinson, Glandney has maintained an identity of her own.

Frances is a fashion designer by profession, but she is also famous as Smokey’s wife. Well, how is her marital relationship? Does she have any children? Here are every detail about her including her career, marriage, parents, and a lot more.

Continue reading to find it out.

Frances Glandney Bio: Family, Parents

A successful fashion designer Frances Glandney was born in California in an American family. She is an American in terms of nationality and comes from a mixed ethnic background.

Unfortunately, Glandney has not revealed much about her parents. But if reports are to be believed, she shared a great relationship with both her father and mother.

Talking about her education, she has pretty strong academics but she has not revealed much about her educational background.

Frances Glandney Is The Second Wife Of Smokey Robinson

As we said earlier, Frances is the second wife of American singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson. The couple married in May 2002 and has been together ever since. Their wedding ceremony was a very closed affair and very close friends and family members attended the wedding.

Frances Glandney With Her Husband Smokey
Frances Glandney With Her Husband Smokey

Well, as of 2021, Glandney and Robinson are married for over 19 years and their relationship seems as strong as ever. The couple’s decision to marry was not an instantaneous decision. The couple rather dated for a while before they finally took the decision to get married.

Over the years, they have maintained a proper balance in their marital relationship. Apart from all the conflicts and controversies, the duo has been living in their home in Pittsburg.

Who Is Frances Glandney’s Husband Smokey Robinson?

Well, Glandney’s husband is a successful singer and songwriter. He made his debut in the music industry with a single in Got A Job in 1958, as a part of The Miracles. Since then, he has come a long way and has been in the industry for over 6 decades.

While with the Miracles, he came up with another single I Need Some Money, which was followed by I Need A Change in 1959. Over the years, he has released numerous albums like Time Flies When You’re Having Fun, The Fabulous Miracles, I Like It Like That, What Love Has…Joined Together,  and numerous others.

Apart from songs and successful albums, Robinson is also a recording producer and record executive. Well, as a record producer, he has worked with several other artists like Aretha Franklin, Mary Wells, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye, Timothy Bloom, and numerous others.

As a musician, he has also received several awards including the 1987’s Hollywood Walk of Fame. Later, in 1993, he also won the National Medal of Arts award. Most recently in 2016, he received an award in the category of Popular Song in the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize.

Her Husband Is Married Twice

Frances is not the only wife of Smokey. Prior to her, he was married to his first wife Claudette Rogers Robinson. They were married in 1959 and were in a marital relationship for over 27 years before they divorced in 1986.

Well, Claudette was also a member of The Miracles from 1957 to 1972 and it was when they began dating. As band members, they soon began dating and their love affair eventually turned into a marital relationship.

Smokey Robinson and His First Wife Claudette Rogers
Smokey Robinson and His First Wife Claudette Rogers

Unfortunately, the couple is no more together. They filed for divorce after Frances Glandney’s husband Robinson had a son with a woman other than his wife. The couple had also separated earlier back in 1974 when Robinson was involved in an extramarital relationship. His brief separation also inspired a song named “The Agony & The Ecstasy”.

Frances Glandney Does Not Have Biological Child

Despite being married to her husband Smokey for around 2 decades, she has not welcomed any child with him. However, she is the mother of two step-children of Smokey, Berry Robinson and Tamla Robinson, who were born from his previous marriage.

While Berry was born in 1968, Tamla was born in 1971. Besides, Robinson also has a son named Trey, from his extramarital relationship. His youngest child Trey was reportedly born in 1984.

Glandney Loves Making Public Appearances With Her Husband

As a famous wife of a famous husband, Glandney does not shy away from making a public appearance with her husband. She attends almost every event with Smokey.

She along with Robinson was seen at the 2019 Primary Wave Grammy Party. Likewise, they also attended the launch of The Saint For St. Jude Charity Event. Besides, she also made her appearance at the 4th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards back in 2018.

Needless to say, their togetherness at several events is only possible because of the compatibility they share. We wish them years of togetherness.

She Is a Fashion Designer By Profession

Maintaining fame and identity as a celebrity spouse is not easy. But Frances has achieved decently as a professional. She is a successful fashion designer and has achieved decent fame as a professional.

Over the years, she has been part of several successful projects. Not only this, but she has also worked for several artists as well. Hopefully, she continues to achieve fame and success as a professional.

How Much Is Frances Glandney’s Net Worth?

As a fashion designer, Glandney earns a decent amount of salary. However, when it comes to her net worth, she has not so far revealed the exact sum she has amassed.

On the other hand, her husband is pretty much wealthy. As of 2021, he has a net worth of $150 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.