Barbaranne Wylde is a wife, mother, manager, and philanthropist. She is popular for being the wife of American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Zachary Phillip Wielandt popularly known as Zakk Wylde. Barbaranne Wylde has been married to Zack since the 1990s but their love story started way before then.
She has been in the media eye for a while now, not just because of her relationship with her husband but thanks to the mark she has made in the entertainment scene.
The Love Story Between Barbaranne Wylde And Zakk Wylde
Barbaranne Wylde and Zakk Wylde knew each other since the 6th grade. In fact, Zakk tells whoever cares to listen that their romance started from the 6th grade. However, the love story between them started in the 8th grade.
Barbaranne was the class flirt while she was in the 8th grade. A title she won again as a senior in high school. However, this title did not deter Zakk who asked her out then. She agreed and their date turned out to be a one-time thing because it ended on a rather bad note.
Mrs. Wylde recanted that after the date, Zakk tried to ‘get up her skirt’ and she didn’t let him so he broke up with her the next Monday. She on the other hand referred to him as a jerk and ended up having no fondness for him till their senior days. They rekindled a friendship during their senior year in high school. This friendship reoccurred because Zakk was dating a friend of Barbaranne’s and she on the other hand dated a member of his band.
Moving on, Zakk never really got over his love for his wife from the 6th grade. Even while dating another, he let her know that he still wanted something special and long-lasting with her. Zakk explicitly told Barbaranne while they were still in high school that he planned on marrying her.
At this time, Barbaranne had already developed a soft spot for brunette guys. Although she had a brief romance with blond Zakk in the 8th grade. When it ended, she grew her love for brunette guys.
At the age of 16, the brunette lover cut her English class and the class teacher’s only condition for passing her was if she would go out with Zakk. The teacher told her that Zakk was crazy about her and although she protested, she ended up yielding to his condition.
They eventually started dating and by 1992, they got married. Their wedding took place on the 14th of December 1992 and have since birthed 4 kids.
Babaranne and Zakk’s kids are Hayley Rae born in 1992, Jesse born in 1993, Hendrix born in 2002, and Sabbath Page born in July 2012. In addition to their kids, the family has five dogs who they also consider part of them.
Zakk and Barbaranne have been together since the 1980s, got married in the 1990s, and have invariably been together for about 30 years. During this period, they have shared a lot of ups and downs, as well as beautiful struggles and successes alike.
Interesting Facts About Barbaranne Wylde
1. She Studied To Be A Manager
Barbaranne attended the University of California, Los Angeles from 1988 to 1990. Here, she studied Music Management. After that, she went on to Ocean County College and got an associate degree.
She has the knowledge and experience of music and production management, music merchandising, and licensing. She is also good at publicity and event planning.
Given, she now works as her husband’s manager alongside Blasco, Zakk’s other manager. She is currently the president of the Black Label Society, formed by her husband.
2. Before Barbaranne’s Move To California, She Worked In The Music Industry
Prior to Barbaranne’s move to California, she was in New Jersey where she worked for a while. She previously worked with photographer Mark Weiss who discovered Zack Frazi. She was around a lot of musicians then as a teenager and she got enchanted by the world.
Moving away from New Jersey, she decided to be part of the music industry there. She believed she had the business mind and brains needed in their industry. She eventually got the connection to meet with people which got her a gig at the then A and M records.
3. Her Philanthropy Works
Zakk Wylde’s manager and wife, Barbaranne has always been drawn to philanthropy and charity works. From a young age, she was introduced to philanthropy by her mother. Though they didn’t have much, Barbaranne learned to give to the cause of St. Jude’s.
As a mother and wife, she still keeps up with the same energy and hasn’t relented. She is totally committed to giving and aiding St Jude’s in whatever ways she can.
Also, her kids have learned the act of being charitable. Her youngest child, Sabbath, once donated his hair to the Children with Hair Loss Organization.
4. Babaranne’s Has A Mother-Daughter Relationship With Sharon Osbourne
Given how close the Wylde and Osbourne families are, Sharon and Barbaranne’s relationship is past the friendship level. Sharon was the one who helped Mrs. Wylde with the connections that set her up in California.
Also, Sharon’s husband happens to be the godfather of Barbaranne’s first son, Jesse Wylde. Sharon has also referred to herself as Barbaranne’s mother but given how young she is, Mrs. Wylde prefers to see her as an older sister.
5. Barbaranne Is Involved In Her Children’s Love-lives
The mother of Zakk Wylde’s 4 kids is heavily involved in her kids’ lives even down to their relationships. Her first child, Hayley walked down the aisle in 2019 and she was fully committed to the wedding process.
She also knows about Jesse’s relationship and the woman he is head over heels in love with. Jesse always said that he wanted to marry a traditional lady just like his mum. However, Barbaranne knows that his love interest was a career type of lady. She also indicated how much she liked her and prayed that her son ends up marrying her.