David Byrne Married Status, Wife, Daughter, Net Worth & More

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David Byrne Married Status, Wife, Daughter, Net Worth & More

David Byrne is a composer, songwriter, and singer, best known as the frontman and lead singer of the New Wave/punk band Talking Heads (1975-1991). He is known for hits like Psycho Killer, Burning Down the House, and Heaven.

Further, the Talking Head's singer is also the proud winner of an Oscar (1988), Golden Globes (1988), and two Grammys (2010 & 2019).

Read on to know more about the talented musician's personal life.

David Byrne Married Status/ Wife

David Byrne was once married to actress and costume designer Adelle Lutz. The couple had tied the knot on 18th July 1987. The couple had met when David was visiting Japan in 1982.

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But, their relationship eventually fizzled, and the couple got divorced in 2004. 

After his divorce with Adelle, he was linked with an art curator named Louise Neri. Later, he also dated an artist named Cindy Sherman from 2007 to 2011.

His Daughter

David Byrne has a daughter named Malu Abeni Valentine Byrne with his ex-wife Adelle. Malu is a glass sculptor and jewelry maker, who has her designer line- Abeni.

David Byrne with daughter Malu Byrne (Photo: gettyimages) 

Further, she also has a son named Bo Wyly Ford, born in August 2018, which makes David a grandfather to little Bo.

Short Wiki-Like Bio

David was born on 14th May 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland, to parents Tom Byrne and Emma Byrne. He grew up alongside his sister, Celia Byrne. 

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His family moved to Canada when he was two years old, and later they shifted to Maryland, U.S. when he was nine.

David had a passion for music from a very young age. He could play guitar, accordion, and violin with perfection, even before joining high school. He attended Lansdowne High School in southwest Baltimore County, and that was where he started his musical career.

After high school, David attended the Rhode Island School of Design and later the Maryland Institute College of Art. But, eventually, he dropped out of college to pursue a career in music, and the rest is history.

Net Worth 

According to celebrity net worth.com, David's four decades-long career as a musician has rendered him an estimated net worth of $40 million. 

Some Other Facts

  • David Byrne stands at the height of 6 feet (1.83m).
  • He is left-handed but uses his right hand to play guitar.
  • His band Talking Heads was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • David's ex-wife Adelle is the older sister of 80's fashion icon Tina Chow, who died in 1992.
  • David does not own a car and uses a cycle for his transportation.
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