Smokey Robinson Wife, Married & Divorce gossip

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William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American R&B/Pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive for his major profession till the date. Prior to his profession startup Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he also served as the group's chief songwriter and producer for quality of time. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the stage to focus on his role as Motown's vice president. He has been married for two times till the date with first unsuccessful marriage.

74 years old Smokey was born into a poor family in the North End area of Detroit on February 19, 1940. Passion towards the music erupted in him at very young age after hearing the groups Nolan Strong & the Diablos and Billy.

Turning to his personal life, he had married his fellow Miracles member Claudette Rogers in 1959. The couple had two children, son Berry Robinson born in 1968, named after Motown's first label founder Berry Gordy, and daughter Tamla Robinson (b. 1969), respectively. Robinson has another son, Trey (b. 1984), with another woman, during his marriage to Claudette. After Robinson admitted this, he filed for legal separation and, later, divorce, which was granted in 1986. The Robinsons had separated once before, in 1974, and Robinson conducted an extramarital affair that became the concept of the song, "The Agony & The Ecstasy", later featured on A Quiet Storm.

Main reason behind his divorce was his extramarital affair with another lady. For a long time he remained single and then in 2004, he again married to his second wife, Frances Robinson. At present they are living happily in Los Angeles. Till the date there has no any issue related to his marriage. It seems he has learnt his lesson from first marriage and has been paying full dedication to his combined life.