- Ringo Starr is the second surviving member of The Beatles, besides Sir Paul McCartney.
- He is the father of three of his own children, and two stepchildren.
- Ringo has been married to actress Barbara Bach since 1981.
- On October 13, 2022, the “Let It Be” drummer contracted COVID-19 for the second time since coming down with the disease on October 3.
Ringo Starr is one of the most famous drummers in the world. He joined The Beatles in 1962 and remained a member of the iconic rock group until they broke up in 1970. As a Beatle, he also sang lead vocals on a number of iconic songs, including “Yellow Submarine” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.” After The Beatles broke up, Ringo began a very successful solo career, starting with his album Sentimental journey. The 82-year-old drummer has recorded 20 solo albums, with his most recent what is my name in 2019. He married his first wife, Maureen Cox, in 1962, and the couple were married until 1975. The couple had three children. Maureen sadly died aged 48 in 1994 after facing complications with leukemia. After he and Maureen divorced, Ringo married an actress Barbara Bach,75, in 1981. She already has two children from her first marriage with Count Augusto Gregorini from 1966 to 1975.
The successful musician unfortunately came down with COVID-19 twice during the month of October 2022. First, on October 3, he took to Instagram to postpone his tour and inform fans of his illness. “A message to Ringo’s fans: It has been confirmed today that Ringo has Covid and his current All Starr tour will be on hold while he recovers,” he captioned the photo of him on a plane. Then, a week later, he thought everything was good to go and announced that he was well again. “On the road I will see you again in Seattle on Tuesday the 11th Portland Wednesday. I am negative peace and love everyone, thanks for waiting. Ringo,” read the October 10 headline. But unfortunately Ringo again came down with the terrible disease on October 13th. “I’m sure you will be as surprised as I was, I tested positive for Covid again the rest of the tour is off. Sending you peace and love Ringo,” the 82-year-old wrote. Apart from his recent health issues, the British rock n’ roll icon remains a proud father and spends time with his family. Find out more about all three of Ringo’s children and his two stepchildren here.
Ringo’s eldest son bag, 57, was born in 1965. The Beatle’s eldest son started drumming as a child after The Who’s drummer Keith Moon gave him a kit. Early in his career, he made guest appearances on his father’s Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band’s tours. Zak was a very successful drummer in his own ritual. He started drumming for The Who in 1996 and has been a touring member of the band ever since. Apart from The Who, Zak was also a member of British rock icons Oasis from 2004 to 2009, and he also collaborated with The Smiths’ Johnny Marr on his 2003 album boom snake, which was his only album under the name Johnny Mar and the Healers. Zak has two daughters: Tatia Jayne, from a previous marriage; and Lunawith his partner of 17 years, Sharna ‘Sshh’ Liguz.
Maureen gave birth to her second son Jason,55, in August 1967. Just like his father and big brother, Jason is also a drummer. His career was a little more modest than his brother and father’s. He drummed for Musty Jack Sponge And The Exploding Nudists, according to Daily mail. He also had some legal issues during the late 1980s, including being fined for theft and drug charges. Jason is married to Flora Evans since 2010, and the couple have three sons Rock, 13, Sonny, 20, and Louie, 23.
Maureen gave birth to her and Ringo’s only biological daughter Lee, 51, in November 1970. Lee works as a makeup artist via DM. She also briefly owned a Los Angeles clothing boutique, according to her IMDb. Lee was also diagnosed with a brain tumor in August 1995. She had surgery to remove the tumor, but unfortunately it returned in 2001, but she beat it. She gave birth to triplets in 2009, which she had with her boyfriend, Jay Mehler.
Countess Francesca Gregorini
Ringo married his second wife, Barbara, in 1981 and she already had two children of her own. Her eldest daughter Francesca Gregorini, 54. Francesca followed in her mother’s footsteps and pursued a career in entertainment. While her mother is an actress, Francesca mostly stayed behind the camera. She directed episodes of the TV shows Death to Eve, people, and others. She also directed the 2013 film, The truth about Emmanuel.
Ringo’s other stepson Gianni, 50, was born in 1972, and seems to remain relatively private. Gianni worked for his father’s company and became a businessman, according to Daily mail.