Gloria Gaynor husband

Legendary singer Gloria Gaynor has been unmarried since her divorce from ex-husband Linwood Simon back in 2005.

Gloria Fowles, also known as Gloria Gaynor, is an American singer-songwriter. Her music primarily includes genres like R&B, disco, soul, and gospel.

She is best known for the disco era hits I Will SurviveLet Me Know, and I Am What I Am.

Gloria recently appeared in the American reality singing competition The Masked Singer. After Mermaid was eliminated, she unmasked herself and revealed herself as the legendary singer of I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor.

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Who Is Gloria Gaynor Husband? She Is Divorced And Unmarried

Gloria Gaynor is single and unmarried as of October 2022.

Gloria previously married Linwood Simon in 1979. Linwood, whose full name is Linwood Maxwell Simon, is a talent manager by profession and has previously managed Gloria. He is also a former New York City Transit Police officer.

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Gloria Gaynor with her former husband Linwood Simon. (Source: Chic Magazine)

After 26 years of marriage, Gloria filed for divorce on June 24, 2004, and after a lot of back and forth, the couple divorced in 2005. 

Gloria says that despite her divorce, she has not given up on the concept of marriage. She further believes the future holds nothing but possibilities. While she feels she might meet that special someone one day, she thinks you don’t find love when looking for it.

The Let Me Know hitmaker has no children, which she has attributed to her former husband’s disinterest in kids. Gloria, who grew up a tomboy, has six siblings: five brothers and one sister.

Besides her marriage with Linwood, she has had no other relationships, at least not open or official.

Meet Gloria Gaynor Family

Gloria Gaynor’s parents, Queenie Mae Proctor and Daniel Fowles gave birth to her as Gloria Fowles. She was born & raised in Newark, New Jersey.

In her autobiography, I Will Survive, Gloria wrote that there was always music in her House. Her Father played the guitar and ukulele and sang professionally in nightclubs with a band called Step ‘n’ Fetchit.

Gloria grew up in a big family with five brothers and a sister. Her brothers sang gospel in a quartet with a friend. 

Her younger brother, Arthur, later acted as her tour manager. Gloria and Arthur were not allowed to sing with the all-male group of their brothers because Gloria was a girl, and Arthur was too young.

The Fowles family was relatively poor, but Gloria recalls her House filled with laughter and happiness. She enjoyed listening to the radio, especially to records by Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughan.

Born on September 7, 1943, Gloria is currently 79. It is no surprise that her family is Christian, given all the gospel music she has released and received a Grammy. Her ethnicity is African-American.

What Is Gloria Gaynor Net Worth?

Gloria Gaynor has a net worth of $20 million per Celebrity Net Worth. Her earnings are largely credited to her decades of hard work and dedication to singing and music.

Gloria, who had been interested in singing since childhood, began singing in a nightclub in Newark. After several years of performing in local clubs and along the East Coast, she began her professional recording career with Columbia Records in 1971.

As Gloria’s music career was gaining a new wind in the late 90s, she began acting in guest roles on various television shows. Her credits include the sitcoms The Wayans Bros and That ’70s Show and the legal dramedy series Ally McBeal.

Furthermore, she appeared as a flight attendant in a television commercial for Capital One where Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, and Charles Barkley sang her I Will Survive.

The legendary singer is the winner of two Grammys and many honors over the years. Among them, she was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame and received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Dowling College in New York.

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Gloria Gaynor accepts the Grammy Award for best roots/gospel album for “Testimony” during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. (Source: NJ)

Even after almost six decades of career, Gloria is still active and has many upcoming tours.

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