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Frankie Gaye


Facts of Frankie Gaye

Full NameFrankie Gaye
First NameFrankie
Last NameGaye
ProfessionCelebrity Child
Birth CityLos Angeles, California
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameMarvin Gaye
Father Professionsinger, songwriter and record producer
Mother NameJan Gaye
Mother Professionactress
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual Orientationstraight
SibilingsNona Gaye and Marvin Gaye III
Date of BirthNovember 16,1975
Age46 years

Frankie Gaye is the son of Marvin Gaye. Originally, he belongs to Los Angeles, California. Moreover, he was born to parents Marvin and Jan Gaye and raised along with two siblings. 

Marvin professionally served as a singer, songwriter and record producer. He belongs to Washington, D.C. United States

Though he was raised in a Jewish/Christian fundamentalist home, the artist was religiously equivocal.

Young Frankie Gaye with his late father Marvin Gaye.
Young Frankie Gaye with his late father Marvin Gaye. Source: Facebook

Both his parents are famous artists

Frankie was born to parents who belonged to the entertainment industry. Starting on with his dad Marvin, he had earned the name and fame worldwide. 

He has achieved numerous titles in his name, starring Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Hall of Fame, NAACP image award for outstanding album, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single and many more. 

On the other hand, Jan Gaye, his mother, is also an actress. The lady is seen acting in the movies like Lobster Man from Mars, Tavis Smiley and Marvin Gaye.

Blessed with two siblings

Young Frankie Gaye with his sister Nona and late father Marvin Gaye.
Young Frankie Gaye with his sister Nona and late father Marvin Gaye. Source: Pinterest

If you are thinking Frankie is a single child of his parents, then you are mistaken. He is surrounded by his biological sister Nona and Marvin Gaye III, half-siblings. 

Marvin III isn't his blood but was adopted by his father with his first spouse Anna. He is a producer, businessman and recording artist. 

Coming to his sister, Nona's real name is Nona Aisha Gaye professionally is a singer, an actress and a former fashion model.

Well, the lady debuted as a vocalist in the 90s. In an acting career, she is recognized for her work in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions

How many times did Frankie's father marry?

Frankie Gaye father Marvin Gaye with his first wife.
Frankie Gaye father Marvin Gaye with his first wife. Source: Pinterest

Frankie's father had married twice. The artist first married a lady named Anna Gordy Gaye in 1963

She has a strong personality as the lady serves as a businesswoman, composer and songwriter. Marvin and Anna had a huge age gap of 17 years

It's been stated that the artist felt restless being with her. Due to which they departed in 1977. Then later, he met Jan; second spouse. 

They tied the knot in 1977 but departed in 1981. Their relationship has been described as a sensual one. 

The lady herself mentioned that the former couple was addicted to s*x. Lastly, the song by Marvin, "I want you," was influenced by Jan.

Frankie Gaye father Marvin Gaye with his second wife at an event.
Frankie Gaye father Marvin Gaye with his second wife at an event. Source: Pinterest

The murder of Marvin Gaye

Marvin is no more in this world. He was murdered by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. The two of them were in their house in the West Adams district in Los Angeles, California

On the first date of April back in 1984, the father-son had a quarrel on the topic of his parent's opinion. 

After which, his biological dad shot him not once but twice. The first shot passed towards his right side chest, which damaged his right lung, liver, stomach, diaphragm etc. Marvin Sr. then shot him one more time at point-blank range. 

The artist was declared dead at California Hospital Medical Center.

What was the reason behind Frankie's mom visiting Marvin's first wife's house? 

Frankie's mom Jan visited Marvin's first wife's place despite her warning. 

Well, Jan visited Anna to make a documentary about Marvin. Jan, herself was not sure of going, but later she added Anna was very welcoming. 

She mentioned how both of them privately had conversations; Jan apologized to Anna for hurting her, whereas Anna replied; she didn't think she hurt her. 

All those talks had made her cry, Jan added. Lastly, Jan said it was the last time she saw her.

Net worth

Since Frankie's income is not publicly given, we will rely on his late father, Marvin, who had a total net worth of $9 million.

Net worth$9 million
Income sourceRecord producer, Singer-songwriter. musician, composer, keyboard player and film score composer


  1. He is 45 years old.

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