Phil Spector passed away in Jail on Saturday, 16 January, after COVID-19 complications. But who was Phil married to?
Phil was jailed in 2009 after he was found guilty was killing actress Lana Clarkson. He got a minimum sentence of 19 years. Phil had tested positive for coronavirus four weeks ago. He had managed to recover and was brought back. However, he suffered a relapse, and that led to his death.
Who was Phil Spector married to?
Phil was married to Annette Merar. Annette was a lead vocalist of the Spectors Three. Since Phil had produced the band in the 1960s, their relationship blossomed from there. However, it did not last long.
Phil was reportedly having an affair with Ronnie Spector. Ronnie was the lead singer of The Ronettes. Phil played a crucial role in building the band. Their interaction on the set soon turned into an affair. Phil finally divorced Annette in 1966. He ended up marrying Ronnie in 1968.
The pair adopted three children together, Donté Phillip Spector and twins Louis Phillip Spector and Gary Phillip Spector. Their relationship ended in 1974.
Ronnie revealed she was under emotional distress while being married to him. In her memoir, Ronnie wrote about how she escaped their home with the help of her mother. Phil ended up marrying again in 2016. He married his girlfriend Rachelle Short.
The pair got a divorce in 2016 as they cited irreconcilable differences” as the reason for divorce. Phil also has two other children from Janis Zavala. Janis and Phil used to date in the 1980s. They had a son and a daughter named Nicole Audrey Spector and Phillip Spector Jr.
Ronnie breaks her silence on Phil’s death:
Ronnie broke her silence on Instagram as she wrote, “It’s a sad day for music and a sad day for me. When I was working with Phil Spector, watching him create in the recording studio, I knew I was working with the very best. He was in complete control, directing everyone. So much to love about those days.”
She also wrote in her post, “Unfortunately Phil was not able to live and function outside of the recording studio. Darkness set in, many lives were damaged. I still smile whenever I hear the music we made together, and always will. The music will be forever.”