Who is Meat Loaf's wife? Singer married Deborah Gillespie post divorcing wife of 25 years

Deborah Gillespie did not have any kids together but she is the stepmother of his two daughters from his previous marriage


                            Who is Meat Loaf's wife? Singer married Deborah Gillespie post divorcing wife of 25 years
Meat Loaf (L) and Deborah Gillespie arrive at the after party for the premiere of Bette Midler's new show 'The Showgirl Must Go On' in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for AEG Live/Concerts West)

Singer Meat Loaf died at the age of 74 on Thursday, January 20 and the rockstar's wife, Deborah Gillespie, who had been with him for the last 14 years, was by the rock singer’s side when he passed away.

A statement released by the family on the death of Meat Loaf, also known as Michael Lee Aday, read: "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours. 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.' 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!" Before Gillespie, the 'Bat Out of Hell' singer was married to Leslie Aday. Some of the other singers who recently passed away include Johnny Ventura, Lil Meri, and Greg Gilbert

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Who is Deborah Gillespie?

Singer Meat Loaf and his fiancee Deborah Gillespie arrive at the Legendary Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

 

Gillespie is from Canada and she is his second wife of Meat Loaf. They were married in 2007 and stayed together till his death. They did not have any kids together but she is the stepmother of his two daughters from his previous marriage. The couple split their time between LA and Texas, where the rock star was from. 

Her IMDB profile reveals that she starred in two of Meat Loaf’s documentaries, 'Meat Loaf: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra' (2004) and 'Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise' (2007). Not much is known about her as she has been a private person, not choosing to publicly share details of their relationship. 

Who is Leslie Aday?



 

 

Leslie was a secretary at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York, which is where he was recording 'Bat Out of Hell.' The album's producer, Todd Rundgren, said that "Meat Loaf kind of fell for" Leslie, who was then Leslie G Edmonds. The pair started dating in 1975 and married four years later on February 23, 1979 at Todd Rundgren’s house.

Talking about how Meat Loaf proposed to Leslie, Rundgren said that instead of asking her out to dinner or a movie, Meat Loaf made what Rundgren called "his first big move" in the Bear Cafe. Meat Loaf "had a package that he had brought up from New York and presented it to her, and it was a giant whole salmon. And it was as if a bear had proposed to his mate. Instead of a ring, a salmon," he said. 

Leslie already had one daughter, Pearl, who Meat Loaf adopted. They then went on to have another child, Amanda before divorcing in 2001 after 25 years of marriage. Amanda Aday is best known for her role as Dora Mae Dreifuss on the TV show 'Carnivale.' Pearl went on to become a singer herself.