- Smokey Robinson is ‘The King of Motown’ with tons of hits.
- He’s been married twice. His first wife was Claudette Rogers Robinson from 1959 to 1986. He married his second wife Frances Glandney in 2002.
- Frances Glandney joined Smokey Robinson on the red carpet for the 2023 Grammys.
Smokey Robinson, 82, is known as Motown's King, but who is his queen? A member of The Miracles band has been married twice. One marriage resulted in a divorce, while the other remains happily intact. The Miracles is well-known for its hits "The Tracks of My Tears," "Shop Around," "I Second That Emotion," and "Baby Baby Don't Cry."
Smokey will perform three songs at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2023. Smokey's wife Frances Glandney wore a stunning sparkling outfit for the occasion.
Smokey became a music executive while working on his own solo career. He has also written songs for well-known musicians such as Mary Wells and The Temptations.
Robinson, Claudette, is a British author.
Claudette Rogers Robinson was a member of The Miracles along with her husband. She has her own title as the First Lady of Motown. Her brother Sonny Rogers was a member of the Matadors until he left the group to serve in the military. She became a member of The Miracles when she met Smokey.
Smokey and Claudette wed in 1959 and had two children. Berry Robinson, named after Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, was born in 1968. His younger sister Tamla Robinson was born a year later in 1969. All of which inspired his song "The Agony & The Ecstasy." Claudette first discovered Smokey cheating in 1974 and separated the couple in 1984.
Frances Glandney is an artist.
Frances Glandney isn't a Motown legend, but she has certainly made a difference on the internet. She also co-founded a skincare line with Smokey in collaboration with Skinphonic. The collections are called The Get Ready and My Girl, named after him in The Temptations, and were created for people of color.
Frances and Smokey dated for a while before they decided to wed in May 2002. They have been married for 19 years and seem to be continuing to thrive as life partners and business partners. The two currently reside peacefully together at their Pittsburgh home.