News of the death of legendary rockstar Meat Loaf made headlines so attention shifted towards his wife Deborah Gillespie and their two daughters. Here you’ll learn about her age, nationality, job, and other related details.
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Meet Deborah Gillespie, Meat Loaf Wife
Rock legend, Meat Loaf (real name Michael Lee Aday) has tragically died at the age of 74 on 20 January 2022. The news of his death was confirmed by his family via Facebook. The Obituary read, “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda, and close friends.”
“His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including “Fight Club”, “Focus”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World.” “Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time. We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man. We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time.”
“From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!”.
Deborah Gillespie and Meat Loaf tied the knots in 2007. However, Architectural Digest did an article on Meat Loaf and Deborah when they lived in a Mediterranean-style house in Calabasas, California, and they addressed her as his fiancee in 2008.
Deborah and Meat Loaf bought a 5,200 square feet, 4 bedroom, 5.5 bathrooms property in Texas in mid-March 2012 worth $1,475,000.
So you know, they were married for 14 years until Meat Loaf’s tragic death. Together Deborah and Meat Loaf didn’t have kids of their own. But, she was stepmother to two of the rockstar’s daughters Pearl Aday and Amanda Aday.
Talking about their daughter, Pearl Aday attended Joel Barlow High School and graduated in 1993. She earned her undergraduate degree Arts in Creative Writing at Emerson College. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Pearl is married to her husband Scott Ian, also a musician. Whereas Amanda Aday currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky. After the news of her father’s death, she wrote, “My father was truly larger than life. I will have so much more to say and many stories to tell in the coming days I love you forever and always Daddy. I know that you will be here with us every moment for the rest of my love. Rest easy now in your mama’s arms.”
Besides their kids, Meat Loaf and Deborah were also dog-parents. They had two West Highland Terriers: Angus and McKenna.
Meat Loaf had his two daughters from his marriage with his ex-wife Leslie Aday. He and his ex-wife met when she was working as a secretary at Bearsville Studios. Leslie had her daughter Pearl with an unnamed man who was a drummer in singer Janis Joplin’s group.
They stayed married from 1978 to 2001. (Learn more about Meat Loaf’s ex-wife, Leslie, her fling with Mick Jagger and Jimmy Hendrix here.)
In 2016, Meat Loaf performed a concert for his wife Deborah in Edmonton, the hometown of Deborah. He told BANG Showbiz, “I don’t know why anyone talked about it. It was dehydration. I had the flu I missed two shows before. My wife is from Edmonton and she said if you cancel this show I’m going to kill you.”
Deborah Gillespie Age
As of 2022, Deborah Gillespie should be over the age of 70.
Deborah Gillespie Job
Deborah Gillespie had reportedly worked as a management consultant. She accompanied her husband in 2004 for ‘Meat Loaf: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’, but they might not have started dating each other at the time. She often accompanied him to showbiz events, such as Bette Midler’s ‘The Showgirl Must Go On’ Opening Night.
According to her IMDB, she was also credited for “Meat Loaf: In Search of a Paradise” (2007) and “Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise” (2007).
Before that, Deborah was also a personal assistant to hockey players for the (Edmonton) Oilers.
Deborah appears to be a food lover. She shared her Glazed Meatloaf II recipe with TfRecipes.com, which was her husband’s favorite. She added, “This meatloaf is great! It’s my husband’s favorite. The glaze makes it delicious and moist.”
In January 2020, Meat Loaf and his wife Deborah made headlines after they sued a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and organizers of a horror convention held there, blaming them for negligence when he fell from a stage while answering questions from convention-goers last May.
They filed the suit in a state district court in Fort Worth, Texas.
What Is Deborah Gillespie Nationality?
Deborah Gillespie is Canadian by nationality. She hailed from Edmonton, Canada. Her parents and two brothers lived in the city for at least till 2010 according to Edmonton Journal. Meat Loaf shared, “I don’t have a family. I have an aunt in Dallas who I don’t talk to enough, and that’s a shame. I have two daughters, who I don’t talk to enough.”
He added, “But my wife and her family, they have that real family dynamic. It’s really fun to watch. They all get along really well, then all of a sudden, they’ll explode, and then they make up. I’ve never had a family dynamic, so I get the fun in watching that.”
In March 2007, speaking with Edmonton Sun, Meat Loaf had revealed “Edmonton is sort of like my home now” while revealing to his marriage, or impending marriage to Edmonton’s own Deborah Gillespie.
How Tall Is Deborah Gillespie?
Deborah stands tall to the height of 5 nearly feet 10 inches.
Is Deborah Gillespie On Instagram?
No, Deborah Gillespie doesn’t seem to be on any of the social media platforms.