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Marvin Gaye III


Facts of Marvin Gaye III

Full NameMarvin Gaye III
First NameMarvin
Last NameGaye III
ProfessionCelebrity Kid
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameMarvin Gaye
Father Professionsinger-songwriter
Mother NameDenise Gordy/Wendy Gaye
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseWendy Gaye
SibilingsNona Gaye and Frankie Gaye
Date of BirthNovember 17,1965
Age55 years

Marvin Gaye III is the son of singer-songwriter and musician, Marvin Gaye

His father was such a great musician that he was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Is He Married?

He is married to his partner Wendy Gaye

The details related to his wedding date and venue has not yet been disclosed. 

His father, Marvin Gaye, has been married twice. First, he was married to Anna Gordy Gaye

The husband and wife were together for 13 years from 1963 to 1977.

Marvin Gaye III’s father, Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy.
Marvin Gaye III’s father, Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy. (Source:

After his divorce, he tied the wedding knot with Jan Gaye in 1977. The husband and wife were blessed with two children

Their relationship did not last forever as they got separated in 1981

The reason behind their separation was open marriage, domestic abuse, and drug dependence

Marvin Gaye III’s father, Marvin, with his second wife.
Marvin Gaye III’s father, Marvin, with his second wife. (Source:

His Siblings

He has two siblings, namely Nona Gaye and Frankie Gaye

Nona is the daughter of Marvin Gaye and his second wife, Jan Gaye. She is a well-known celebrity now. 

She is a singer and an actress. She has appeared in T.V. shows like Law & Order and Criminal Intent.

Marvin Gaye III’s sister, Nona.
Marvin Gaye III’s sister, Nona. (Source:

Just like Nona, Frankie, too, was born to parents Marvin Gaye and Jan Gaye

However, he is not as famous as his sister. 

Is He Adopted? Who Is His Mother?

He was adopted by Marvin Gaye and his first wife, Anna

His birth mother is Denise Gordy, the niece of Anna Gordy.  

At the time of his birth, his mother was only 15 years old

His father could have been jailed for statutory rape if anyone had found out that Marvin was the father. 

Marvin Gaye III’s real mother, Denise.
Marvin Gaye III’s real mother, Denise.  (Source:

Later it was reported that Marvin and Anna arranged the whole thing because Anna could not conceive at that time. 

Anna faked her pregnancy the entire time and claimed that she had given birth to Marvin Gaye III. 

The truth was later revealed by Marvin Gaye in his biography, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye

It was mentioned in the book that their son was adopted. 

Marvin Gaye III came to know about his true identity after the release of the book in 1985

Net Worth

Marvin Gaye had a net worth in the minus figure at the time of his death. He had a net worth of -$9 million

How Did He Lose His Money?

He filed for bankruptcy after his divorce with his first wife, Anna. He owed $600000 in alimony payments to his wife. 

To cover the amount, he gave her the rights to his album “Here, My Dear.”

Despite giving continuity to recording albums, he could not get away from his financial problems. 

He had to sell his music royalty rights to Motown Records. He owed most of his debt to IRS for unpaid taxes

After his death, IRS received around $1 million per year from his royalties earned by his estate

Marvin is not the only person who lost all his money. There are other celebrities, too, who lost their money. 

Below is the list of those celebrities and their respective net worth:

NameNet Worth
Kim Basinger$40 million
Meat Loaf$45 million
Willie Nelson $25 million
Dennis Rodman$500 thousand 
Cyndi Lauper$50 million


  1. His music video titled Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, which was released in 2013, resurfaced the social media in 2019.
  2. Marvin Gaye was shot by his father after a heated argument.

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Updated On Fri Feb 19 2021 Published On Tue Jun 23 2020 By shaumya

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