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Facts of Freddie Garland

Full NameFreddie William Garland
First NameFreddie
Middle NameWilliam
Last NameGarland
ProfessionCelebrity Step-father
Birth CityToms River, New Jersey
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseCissy Houston
No Of Children1
Date of BirthOctober 23,1939
Age84 years

Freddie Garland is the stepfather of Whitney Houston. Professionally, he was known as an African-American media personality. 

Whitney, real name Whitney Elizabeth Houston, served as a singer and actress. Whitney is recognized for being the best-selling recording artist of the whole time. 

Originally, she belonged to Newark, New Jersey, United States

Who is Freddie’s ex-wife?

Freddie Garland former wife and daughter Whitney Houston.
Freddie Garland former wife and daughter Whitney Houston. Source: Pinterest

Freddie’s former wife is Cissy Houston. Cissy is a popular singer who has worked with iconic artists. 

Moreover, the lady has achieved a title of an award-winning gospel along with being a soul singer. 

She is recognized as a backup singer who is best known for giving performances for artists like Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, and Dionne Warwick

The lady being successful in the role of a backup singer led her to step to the next level as a solo artist. 

She has published numerous albums and also achieved two Grammy awards

Why did Freddie get a divorce?

The reason behind their separation is not mentioned, but Cissy was just 21 years old when she married Freddie

There is no information regarding how they met and fell in love. But the two of them tied the knot in the year 1954

However, their official relationship only lasted for two years, i.e., up to the year 1956

Together the former pair has a child named Gary Garland too. Nevertheless, Cissy moved on with her life and again tied the knot with a man named John Russell Houston

They exchanged wedding vows in the year 1959.

Freddie’s son is popular like his mom?

Like mother, like son. Cissy isn’t the mom of only a single kid but is the mother of three children.

She had kids named Whitney Houston and Michael Houston from her second marriage.

However, her first child Gary Joseph Houston is professionally recognized as a former professional basketball player who played for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA

Gary has been to tour several times as a background singer and an occasional duet partner with his half-sister Whitney in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.

Whitney married for nearly 15 years

Whitney tied the knot with Bobby Brown on July 18, 1992. They changed their relationship officially just after three years of meeting each other. 

The duos met at the 1989 Soul Train Music Awards for the very first time. Just after a year of marriage, they became parents to Bobbi Kristina

Shortly after, rumors spread of d*ug use, infidelity, and domestic violence allegations. 

However, in the year 2005, their relationship was shown in their family’s short-lived reality series titled “Being Bobby Brown,” which created even more strain on their relationship. 

Also, Bobby has claimed the last few years of their togetherness as a Terrible one. 

All about Whitney Houston’s death

Freddie Garland former wife and daughter Whitney Houston during an event.
Freddie Garland former wife and daughter Whitney Houston during an event. Source: Pinterest

Sadly, Whitney died on February 11, 2012, at Beverly Hilton. Her assistant Mary Jones found her body. 

Mary said that she was with Whitney all day but left her alone just for a few minutes to pick up her dress to wear at the pre-Grammy party. 

The lady stated that there was someone in the room with Whitney, who had provided her with d*ugs, drowned her in the bath, switched off all the taps, and left the hotel room.

After a lot of investigation, it’s said that her demise was ruled an accident. On February 19, 2012, Whitney was buried next to her dad at the Fairview Cemetery situated in Westfield, New Jersey

Net worth

Since Freddie’s information is rare, so late. Whitney’s net worth is said to be -$20 million.

Net worth-$20 million
Income sourceSinger, record producer, model, songwriter, film producer, actor, music artist, musician, and artist.


  1. Whitney was 48 years old at her last breath.

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Updated On Sun May 08 2022 Published On Sun May 08 2022 By Smity

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