Billy Ocean & His Wife Judy Have Been Married for 42 Years — Glimpse inside Their Relationship
Trinidadian-British recording artist and songwriter Billy Ocean and his wife Judy Bayne have been married for 42 years. Here is a detailed insight into their life as a couple.
Legendary English singer Billy Ocean and his wife Judy Bayne tied the knot in 1979 and have been married for 42 years. The love birds went on to have three children, Anthony, Rachel, and Cherie.
In an interview, the 70-year-old opened up about love, family, and sacrifice. He revealed that when he was at the peak of his career, he had to take some time away to raise his kids with his wife.
The singer buttressed that kids only came once, and if one misses that period, it never comes back again. He explained that Bayne was having a tough time balancing the three children by herself, and he had to lend a helping hand.
The singer also opened up about how he and his wife once lost a baby boy. He admitted that he sometimes thought about the boy, but perhaps he came back again since they had another. Though it was sad, he added that nothing happened without reason.
The star then alluded to his Rastafarian roots, explaining that they were all Christians, and walking on that path was a personal decision. He also added that he based his family life on the Rasta doctrine despite being a man in show business.
He admitted that though he was not perfect, he did not undermine the importance of building family values and keeping it strong. The singer also opined that a family is one’s responsibility.
In the 70s, he changed his moniker, choosing the stage name inspired by the area where he lived at Ocean Estate.
Earlier this year, Ocean opened up about his deep fear of his marriage coming apart. He admitted that he would be terrified if his marriage broke, but he added that marriage was something one had to work on every day, come what may.
In an interview, the legend also revealed he had known Bayne since he was 15. They were friends and “started sweethearting” when they left school. He further divulged that the secret to a long relationship is patience.
The singer was born on January 21, 1950, as Leslie Sebastian Charles in Trinidad and Tobago. When he was ten, his family eventually moved to Romford in London in search of greener pastures.
His father was a calypso singer. Though he was not very successful, he inspired Ocean to take on the passion for music. In the 70s, he changed his moniker, choosing the stage name inspired by the area where he lived at Ocean Estate.
The star got jettisoned into the limelight when he finally signed to GTO records, where he released his second single, “Motown-ish Love Really Hurts Without You,” which immediately topped the charts. Over the years, his music continued to make the rounds worldwide.
After a successful career, Ocean eventually took a break to spend time at home with his beautiful family. However, in 2007, he staged a comeback with his daughter Cherie. Clearly, the love for music runs through the blood.