- Judy Bayne is the wife of Trinidad-born British singer, Billy Oceans since 1978.
- The 71 years old has 3 children with her husband whom she met while she was 13 years old.
- her 73 years old Grammy award-winning singer husband, Billy took a hiatus from music to help work on his marriage with Judy before making a comeback and becoming a Member of The Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2020.
While it is no surprise that there’s always the news of breaking up among celebrities, Gold and Platinum earning singer Billy Ocean has a different tale to tell about his marriage to Judy Bayne. They’ve lasted 45 years, had 4 children with 1 deceased, and still found a way to balance with the thriving career of Ocean who is famous for songs such as Suddenly (1985) and There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) (1986).
As much fame and attention that Grammy award-winning black British from the 1960s has made, Judy prefers to keep her life at a distance from the public. However, this has not stopped questions such as who is Billy Ocean’s wife from coming up every now and then. As such, here’s every detail about her to know.
Who is Billy Ocean Wife Judy Bayne?
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Judith “Judy” Bayne was born in 1952 and is 2 years younger than her husband Billy Ocean who was born on January 21, 1950, and is currently 73 years old. At birth, he was named Leslie Sebastian Charles.
Ocean started his life in Trinidad and Tobago where he was born to a Grenadian musician Hainsley Charles (father) and Violet (mother). At the age of 10 and in 1960, the singer and husband of Judy relocated to England where he further gained exposure in music and would later start performing at clubs.
Judy Bayne Was 13 Years Old When She Met Billy Ocean Who Was 15
While Ocean was growing up and still trying to find a better footing in the music industry at the age of 15, he met Judy who was then 13. The 2 became friends and later headed to become lovers.
In 1978, they settled for a union that would last 45 years.
His marriage has drawn attention, especially because many celebrity marriages have become a cliched divorce arena. Questions have been asked as to how he has been able to dabble between being famous as a soul sex god, musician, and husband.
According to the Suddenly crooner, he and Judy have worked towards being patient, having understanding, and making deliberate efforts towards making it work. Also, the singer also took a career break, focused on his marriage before returning.
The Couple Has 3 Children
Cherie Charles is a Singer of The Eldest Child of Judy Bayn and Billy Ocean
Cherie Charles is a musician whose career would lead to performing with her father Ocean, and other notable people as Peter Andre, Chaka Khan, 411, and Sugarbabes among others. She is also credited with the composing of Breathe by Kenny Thomas.
Cherie also developed to start music on her own and became signed to Jive Record A&R. With the record, she became label mates with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. Along the line in her career, she released songs such as No. 1 which was released in 2004 when she was 16.
- Girl of My Dream
- My Universe
They Lost a Child Before Antony Bayne-Charles Who is a Rugby Player and Producer
Billy Ocean fans this is his son Anthony Bayne-Charles playing for Barbados in Commi Games sevens at Ibrox. pic.twitter.com/O89kY0ISJB
— Rob Robertson (@SDM_Robertson) July 26, 2014
Billy had Opened up how his family lost a child, a son before the birth of their current and only son, Antony Bayne-Charles who was born in 1982 and is 41 years old.
He joined music as a music producer who mixes RnB, soul, and hip-hop. However, much of the fame he gathered himself is through rugby. He played during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Rachel Charles is Her Last Child
She is one of the 3 children of Billy and Judy. However, she maintains a low profile as compared to her siblings.
Her Husband is a Member of The Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Judy’s husband of 45 years has been exposed to music since his childhood. His contributions in art became massive and eventually led to his appointment as a Member of The Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2020.
His music career traces to his childhood where he first gained exposure through his parents and would later perform at different clubs. He would later be discovered by John Morphew, his first manager.
He joined The Shadows of Midnight and later joined Scorched Earth. In 1971, he released his first single, Sun in the Midnight. This was accompanied by the release of his first album Billy Ocean (1976) with its first single release Love Really Hurts Without You becoming a global hit topping charts in the UK and the US.
The 1980s and the 1990s came with another success in the career of the husband of Judy Bayne whom she married in the 1970s. The artist maintained his greatness and excelled among many musicians of the 2000s.
Some of The Greatest Hits of Billy Oceans
- Suddenly (1985)
- There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) (1986)
- When The Going Gets Tough (1986)
- Caribean Queen (No More Love on the Run) (1984)
- Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car (1988)
- Loverboy (1984)
- Love is Forever (1986)
Studio Albums of The English Singer
- One World (2020)
- Here You Are (2013)
- Because I Love You (2009)
- Time to Move On (1993)
- Billy Ocean (1976)
- Tear Down These Walls (1988)
- Love Zone (1986)
- Suddenly (1984)
- Inner Feelings (1982)
- Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (1981)
- City Limit (1980)
The Husband of Judy Bayne Has Won Several Awards
- Ivor Novello Awards for International Achievement (2018)
- 2 Grammy Nominations For Best R&B & Song (1985) and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (1987)
- Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (1985)
- ASCAP Pop Music Awards for Most Performed Songs for 4 consecutive times (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989)
- 2x Billboard Music Awards for Top Hot 100 Artist – Male and Top Adult Contemporary Artist (1986)
The Net Worth of Judy Bayne
The celebrity wife shields herself from the public, hence her career remains vague. As such, her net worth is not known. Nonetheless, she is married to one of the most celebrated R&B, pop, and soul singers, Billy Ocean whose net worth is estimated at $12 million.
Tracing the making of his wealth, Billy remains one of the biggest black Britons to sell millions of their records. At present, he has sold over 30 million records and in 2010, he sold 72,000 copies of his The Very Best of Billy Ocean.
In addition, Billy has received a number of Golds and Platinum; and has sold millions of his tickets to add up to his net worth.
Where is She Now?
Bayne continues to maintain a low profile. On the other hand, her husband continues with his music career releasing songs and making tours.
Although there is no certainty about the religion of the celebrity wife, he husband has opened up to being a Rastafarian. The couple are also grandparents