Facts of Marvin Gaye III
|Full Name||Marvin Gaye III|
|Last Name||Gaye III|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Marvin Gaye|
|Mother Name||Denise Gordy/Wendy Gaye|
|Sibilings||Nona Gaye and Frankie Gaye|
|Date of Birth||November 17,1965|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
|1||Kim Basinger||$40 million|
|2||Meat Loaf||$45 million|
|3||Willie Nelson||$25 million|
|4||Dennis Rodman||$500 thousand|
|5||Cyndi Lauper||$50 million|
- His music video titled Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, which was released in 2013, resurfaced the social media in 2019.
- Marvin Gaye was shot by his father after a heated argument.
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