- Gabriella Wesberry is an Austrian art dealer
- She is the wife of English singer and member of Simply Red, Mick Hucknall
- She has a daughter with the Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) winner
The fame of Gabriella Wesberry is associated with her being married to a famous English music act, Mick Hucknall. Her husband has since the 1970s been in the spotlight for showcasing his talent through music as a singer and songwriter who is also the lead vocalist of pop band Simply Red. On her own, however, she is a businesswoman and an art dealer.
Unknown Interesting Facts About Gabriella Wesberry
1. How old is she?
Gabriella Wesberry is a guarding woman as far as details about her real age and childhood are concerned. She is however reportedly about 10 years younger than her 63 years old husband.
Her spouse was born Michael James Hucknall in Manchester, England on June 8, 1960.
As much as his life may be picture-perfect, this is not entirely the case of his childhood where he was first of all born as an only child. His mother Maureen Taylor left him at the age of 3 with his father, Reg Hucknall who was a barber in Stockport, England.
2. Her husband had no social skills and could barely accept who he was
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His name may have been heard across countries and his songs may have turned eyes to him. However, this does not seem to be the exact story of Wesberry’s husband’s story from the start.
As a young boy with ginger hair, he got badly bullied and although he would be defensive, it didn’t stop the harshness he got. To make it even more difficult, he only had his father who didn’t talk much and the singer did not have social graces. He was also not so good with people.
3. Her 63 years old husband allegedly slept with a thousand women in search of love
According to Mick, he was robbed of a mother’s love and had to deal with the pain of it for most of his life. This is because of his mother’s walking out on him and his father, and his father’s decision to not be married again.
In search of love, he reportedly slept with a thousand women. Rumor also added that he was sleeping with 3 women a day at the height of his career but the singer claimed to be unaware of that sort of incident.
In any case, the multi-award-winning pop and blue-eyed soul singer has been linked to women such as Martine McCutcheon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Helena Christensen.
Womanizing is also not the only thing her husband has been associated with. His life at a point was said to be hedonistic. He sampled alcohol, drugs and almost destroyed himself in the course of it.
4. How did Gabriella Wesberry meet Hucknall?
Gabriella Wesberry and Mick Hucknal met in Milan. In 1992, they had a fling before falling apart as a result of Mick’s womanizing. However, after about a decade, they met, picked up the pieces of their intimate lives, moved in together in South West London, and became married in 2010 when Hucknall was 50.
5. Gabriella Wesberry has a daughter with Mick Hucknall
In 2007, the couple had their first child, a daughter named Romy 3 years before they got married and when Hucknall was 47. She is 16 years old and at a young age, she had already started exhibiting a keen interest in showbiz.
6. Her husband claims to not fancy being called a rich tax dodger
Gabriella Wesberry’s husband of 13 years has called himself a proud British taxpayer who has been paying his taxes since 1985. He would go on to add that he didn’t like to be labeled a rich tax dodger.
7. She lost her father-in-law in 2009 and he became the subject of one of her husband’s music
The first memory that Mick has of his father was how he saw him in tears after his mother had left them. She would reportedly go on again to walk out on her other children from another relationship and married several other times.
Anyway, he later built other memories of his father who was all he had. He would refer to his father, Reg as his world. The singer recalls how reg had to take a full-time job and still parent him. While some of Reg’s friends advised that he took Wesberry’s husband and the then young boy in a home, the older Hucknall would rather have his son around. He stuck with his son through the thicks and thins of life even though they didn’t get along well sometimes, especially when Mick was a teenager.
In 2009 when Gabriella Wesberry was still dating Mick, his father who happens to be her father-in-law died of a heart attack in his home in Manchester.
Prior to his death and in 1985, the song Holding Back The Years was written by Mick Hucknall at the age of 17 and remains one of the greatest songs of Simply Red. The theme of the Grammy-nominated song surrounded his life, his mother walking away, his relationship with his father, and his trying to leave home, amidst others.
That is not however the only song that the singer wrote about his father. In 2015 when he was 55 years old and about 6 years after the death of the older Hucknall, Mick wrote the song, Dad.
8. She spends a lot of her time with her husband and daughter
The businesswoman lives her life making her family at the center of it. Like her, her musician husband who although took a hiatus from music with his Simply Red Band is back to performing but still makes time to be with their only child and together.
9. Net Worth of Gabriella Wesberry
The Austrian is both a businesswoman and a dealer of arts. Digging deep into her career, there is seem to be barely any information about her income and net worth.
Looking at the side of her musician husband, however, he has been enjoying both a life of fame and wealth that majorly come from his career as a singer and songwriter who also has the ability to play different musical instruments. His net worth has been estimated at $60 million.
The singer has garnered wealth chiefly from selling more than 50 million copies of his albums with Simply Red. He also had a career with a band, Frantic Elevators.
In addition, the ginger was one of the founders of the Blood and Fire reggae record label and the Simplyred.com label. He is also a co-owner of Ask Property Development.
10. Is her 63 years old husband still touring?
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Mick Hucknall although took a break from touring, he currently returns to different places in the name of music. His band started in 1985, disbanded in 2010, and made a comeback in 2015.
Following their return, they released an album, Big Love (2015) which was certified gold and accompanied by the Big Love Tour 2015.
In 2019, the band released another album, Blue Eyed Soul, and still with Gabriella Wesberry’s husband as the lead vocalist. The album was also met by several tours.