Who were Phil Spector’s ex-wives?

MUSICIAN Phil Spector exchanged vows three times and gave birth to five children in his life.


A rock and roll producer died on January 16, 2021 from complications from Covid-19 after testing positive for the virus four weeks earlier.

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Phil Spector passed away on January 16, reportedly due to complications from the coronavirus.Credit: AP: Associated Press

Who were Phil Spector’s ex-wives?

Phil Spector, 81, married for the first time to Annette Merar, the lead vocalist of Spectors Three.


The group was formed and produced by Spector in the 1960s.

During his marriage, he allegedly had an affair with a woman named Veronica Bennett, later known as Ronnie Spector.


Bennett was the lead singer of The Ronettes, another group that Spector curated and produced.

Veronica Bennett (Ronnie Spector) was the lead singer of The Ronettes.

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Veronica Bennett (Ronnie Spector) was the lead singer of The Ronettes.Photo: 2018 Bravo Media LLC

Spector divorced Merar in 1966 and married Bennett in 1968.

Together they adopted three children: Donte Phillip and twins Louis Phillip and Gary Phillip.


Bennett claimed in her memoir, Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, that Spector controlled her every movement and subjected her to emotional distress while she was married.

Bennett and Spector adopted three children together: Donte Phillip Spector and twins Louis Phillip Spector and Gary Phillip Spector.

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Bennett and Spector adopted three children together: Donte Phillip Spector and twins Louis Phillip Spector and Gary Phillip Spector.Credit: Getty Images

She noted that she escaped from their house barefoot and with the help of her mother back in 1972.

The couple divorced in 1974 and Bennett reportedly lost all future record earnings because she claimed that Spector had threatened her with a “hitman.”


In a dedication posted on Instagram, Bennett said, “This is a sad day for music and a sad day for me.

“When I worked with Phil Spector, watching him in the recording studio, I knew I was working with the very best.

“He was in complete control of the situation, in charge of everyone. So much love in those days. “

Spector was an established musician and producer in the 1960s.

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Spector was an established musician and producer in the 1960s.Credit: Rex Features

She said that falling in love with the producer was a “fairy tale” and the music they created was “inspired by their love.”

She added: “I loved him madly and gave him my heart and soul.”

In September 2006, Spector married his girlfriend Rachelle Short.

After a decade of marriage, they divorced in April 2016, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

On January 12, 2022, Bennett was pronounced dead at the age of 78.

“Ronnie has lived her life with a twinkle in her eyes, an ardent character, a wicked sense of humor and a smile on her face,” said her relatives.

The statement also said, “She was filled with love and gratitude.”

“In the future, there will be a celebration of Ronnie’s life and music.”

Phil Spector and ex-wife Rachel Short

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Phil Spector and ex-wife Rachel ShortCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Who was his girlfriend Janis Zavala?

In the 1980s, Spector began dating a woman named Janis Zavala.

In 1982, the couple had twins.

They had a son and daughter, Nicole Audrey Spector and Philippe Spector Jr., who passed away in 1991 from leukemia.

Spector was in jail for the murder of Lana Clarkson

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Spector was in jail for the murder of Lana ClarksonCredit: Handout

When did Phil Spector die?

This was reported by his daughter Nicole Audrey Spector. New York Times that he died of complications from Covid-19.

She told the publication that her father was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital on New Years Eve and was intubated in January 2021.

Sources said TMZ an imprisoned producer died of complications from Covid.

However California The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said the cause of death was being investigated.

Spector served in prison from 19 years to life in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson.

In a statement, the CDCR said, “80-year-old California Medical Institution inmate Philip Spector was pronounced dead of natural causes at 6:35 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2021, in a hospital outside the hospital.”

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