Joe Walsh Deems Current Spouse Marjorie Bach As A Missing Part of Him | Know His Ex-wives
Eagles legendary musician Joe Walsh was appointed by U.S. President Joe Biden to serve on the U.S. President's Arts Committee in April 2023.
Walsh is best known for his involvement in the three famous bands, The James Gang, the Eagles, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
In his personal life, Walsh is married to his soulmate he met after four failed marriages and rampant health struggles.
The Wichita native feels he has finally found his perfect partner in his fifth wife, Marjorie Bach, who is the founder of the digital media management company, bitMax.
She currently functions as an advisory board member at the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. She was previously working as Senior V.P. of Sales and Marketing in the high-tech industry.
Although Joe and Marjorie haven't revealed how they met, it is believed that they met through his friend, Beatles legend Ringo Starr, who is the husband of Marjorie's sister, American actress Barbara Bach.
After their marriage, Joe regarded Marjorie's son Christian as his own. He doesn't have any biological children with her.
Previously, the veteran rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, 75, was briefly married to his first wife Margie Walsh in the 1960s.
He then married his second wife Stefany Rhodes from 1971 to 1978, followed by marriages to actress Juanita Boyer from 1980 to 1988 and Denise Driscoll from 1999 to 2006.
Joe had a daughter, Emma Kristen, with his second Stefany Rhodes, Boyer, but unfortunately, his daughter passed away in 1974, at the age of 3. She was born in 1971.
She died because of the injuries she suffered in an automobile accident on her way to nursery school.
Read the full article to know about Joe Walsh's marriage with his spouse Marjorie and info about his ex-wives.
We have also covered his net worth and age.
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How many Children does Joe Walsh have?
Altogether, Joe has had four children: actress and singer Lucy Walsh (@thelucywalsh), Emerson Walsh, Emma Kristen Walsh, and Alden Walsh.
After the death of Emma, Lucy Walsh is Joe's oldest living daughter. She is married to musician Will Sweeny.
Lucy's mother is Joe Walsh's second wife, Juanita Boyer, and his two sons, Emmerson and Alden, were born out of Joe's marriage with Denise Driscoll.
Joe Walsh’s Fifth Wife Is His Missing Part
Speaking to Interview magazine in October 2012, the veteran rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter talked about his personal family life and especially opened up on his special bond with his fifth wife, Bach.
When the interviewer asked if his current wife was the one for him during the interview, he responded to the question, by saying, "Oh, yes. Absolutely."
He continued to share that he felt Bach was the part of him that was missing from his life for the longest time. "I guess when you find the right partner, you realize that this is the part of you that was missing," the singer explained.
Walsh further praised her for showing him the right path in life, expressing, "So what I’m doing now, I didn’t know how to do before I was with her. She made it possible."
In the interview, Walsh also revealed that he had been sober for 18 years. He said,
I’ve been sober for 18 years now. It wasn’t like you flick a switch, and you’re sober. It takes a while. You have to learn how to do everything all over again. You can measure how long that takes in terms of years. What I didn’t know at the time was how to write music and do rock-‘n’-roll and live rock-‘n’-roll and record sober. I didn’t try to do that at first. I learned how to take care of myself and then play in front of people. I didn’t tackle going back to rock-‘n’-roll until I had some sobriety under my belt.
Indeed, Walsh didn't become drug-free in a day. It was a gradual process aided by his willpower and rock-solid conviction for stability in his life.
Still, Walsh felt lonely having juggled his fight against the addiction to alcohol and drugs and his rising career simultaneously.
But after he met and came to know his future wife Marjorie, he realized that she made her life complete. With her in his life, he also got the love and support of her extended family he never had.
"And I got that whole family that came along with her in the deal. It's an extended family, and they're very close, and it's a dynamic that's never been around me before. I've been pretty much all alone, or isolating heavily, in the dark days," he shared in Chicago Tribune in June 2012.
Not only that, she forced him to kickstart his stagnant career as he hadn't released any solo album since his ninth album Songs for a Dying Planet, released in 1992.
At the time, he had left his drug addiction behind but was still relying on alcohol to cater to his cravings.
"The other thing is that in 1994, I had to get sober. I was hitting bottom and I ran out of options, so I had to stop everything and rebuild Joe from the bottom up. I had to relearn how to do everything without vodka. That took a while. Vodka was my best friend for a while there," Joe revealed to Rollingstone, as reported by Contact Music.
"For a while I just couldn't really go into the studio or around that kind of environment. Working on music when it started to get late... There were just too many triggers. I just had to learn to do it sober. "I got married three-and-a-half years ago and she's (wife) really the part of me that was missing. I really found a partner," he added.
With his wife behind his back, Joe finally released Analog Man (2012) after a decade after his last solo release. Sharing about his wife's support, he said to Tribune,
She said, 'Hey, I really believe in this, and I think it's time you focused on it and put out an album, and by the way, here's (producer) Jeff Lynne's number.' When I really did make my solo album my first priority and got a work ethic and got into it, it came together really quick.
He also shared with Stone about how his wife Marjorie pushed him to get his acts together. "She said to me, 'You ought to get off your a** and put this record together... By the way, here is Jeff Lynne's number."
Joe's wife Marjorie herself was addicted to drugs for a long time in her life but she beat her addiction and has been now sober for around three decades.
That's why the pair's own addiction battles have brought them to each other's lives. And they have also helped others on their journey to becoming sober.
In 2018, Joe and Marjorie were honored for their efforts in creating awareness around issues involving drug and alcohol addictions on the occasion of the 'Annual Benefit Gala for Facing Addiction with NCADD.'
During the event, he — who has been sober for over 27 years now — even shared his story of alcohol and drug dependence.
In 2013, Marjorie was diagnosed with cancer but she beat it with the constant support of her husband Joe.
Who is Joe Walsh’s Wife, Marjorie Bach?
Walsh's wife, Bach, is an advisory board member at The Simms/Mann, an UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology.
Her bio on the Simms/Mann website states that she attended John Cabot International University in Rome, Italy, and U.C.L.A.
The profile further revealed she recently retired from her career as Senior V.P. of Sales and Marketing in the high-tech industry. Her most recent professional successes included founding bitMAX, an encoding, aggregating, and streaming service for global media clients.
She also expanded its footprint across the United States as well as Europe and Southeast Asia.
Since retirement, Bach has been making time for various philanthropic and progressive political causes that range from animal welfare to public broadcasting.
How old is Joe Walsh?
Born on 20 November 1947 (age 75) in Wichita, Kansas, U.S., Joe Fiddler Walsh's father Lt. Robert Newton Fidler, a flight instructor in the United States Air Force, died during the service in a plane crash in Okinawa on 22 July 1949 when Joe was still a toddler.
As a tribute to his father, Joe opened a nonprofit organization called VestAid to aid people working to better the lives of returning war veterans. Both his wife Marjorie and his stepson Christian (Marjorie's son) assist him in the cause.
If you didn't know, Joe Walsh derives his last name from his stepfather who adopted him at the age of five.
Joe was first introduced to music because of his music-enthusiast mother, Dora Jay Newton, who played piano.
She was classicly trained in piano and was of German and Scottish ancestry.
He also has a godson named Roy Orbison III, grandson of the later Roy Orbison.
Young Rory got to play guitar during the perfomance of the 1972 song, 'Roky Mountain Way,' in Nashville.
The Couple jas Dedicated Themselves to Veterans
The Eagles guitarist, his wife, and their son Christian decided to dedicate their weekend to veterans and their families in the VetsAid event.
Walsh announced the decision in a December 2020 Instagram post, posting a snap with his beloved wife along with a lengthy caption to explain the details.
"Marjorie and I, and our son Christian, have been working overtime for the 4th annual VetsAid," he wrote in the caption. "This is our way of bringing some joy and raising funds, and letting our Veterans and their families know we are here for them."
What is Joe Walsh's Net Worth?
Walsh's estimated net worth is $75 million, according to Celebritynetworth.