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Inside Alice Cooper & Sheryl Goddard's Love-Filled 46-Year Marriage - They Once Made a 'Death Pact'

Oyin Balogun
Feb 14, 2021
05:20 A.M.

Alice Cooper has kept the entertainment industry steaming for over 50 years. At almost 74, the pop star is growing in his craft and basking in his love life with his wife.


Alice Cooper is one music legend whose style kept fans in a state of frenzy for years. With his raspy voice and stage performances that involved numerous props and illusions, Cooper is considered "The Godfather of Shock Rock."

Some of his hit tracks include "School's Out," "Feed My Frankenstein," and "I Never Cry." Cooper's remarkable works over the years have kept him on top of the tabloids. However, this music legend is not only in the news for his career success but also his love life.

Images of Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl Goddard | Photo: Getty Images

Images of Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl Goddard | Photo: Getty Images


Sheryl Goddard had been Cooper's wife for decades. She was born in the 1950s in Altoona, Iowa, United States. She is a professional choreographer and ballerina. She is also a ballerina instructor.


Although Goddard keeps a low profile, she has made headlines a couple of times when she appears alongside her husband, who always gushes about her personality.


Cooper's eerie appearances and fondness for snakes may make it difficult for many to imagine him as a family man but, the singer-songwriter had been happily married for decades.

Alice Cooper and wife Sheryl Cooper at the after party for the premiere of "Super Duper Alice Cooper" during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Alice Cooper and wife Sheryl Cooper at the after party for the premiere of "Super Duper Alice Cooper" during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City | Source: Getty Images

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer tied the knot with dancer and choreographer Goddard in 1976, shortly after she started dancing on his show. The couple has been married for over 44 years, and they are parents to children Calico, Dashiell, and Sonora.


Cooper, 73, and Goddard, 65, first crossed paths after the latter got a job as a dancer in Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare." A few months later, the music star and Goddard struck up a conversation that ended with their first kiss at a late-night party.

They soon started dating and eventually got married in Acapulco. After marriage, the couple continued touring together until the birth of their first child, daughter Calico in 1981.

Alice Cooper in concert in 1972 | Source: Getty Images

Alice Cooper in concert in 1972 | Source: Getty Images

This resulted in Goddard taking a break from work. The two performers lived in absolute bliss until the marriage almost went down the drain following Calico's birth.



Two years after Goddard gave birth to Calico, she filed for divorce. News reports revealed that Goddard wanted out of their marriage because Cooper's drinking habits were out of control.

However, the fear of losing his family appeared to have gotten the rock star back on track as he changed his ways and managed to win Goddard back. Shortly after the two settled, they welcomed their second child, Dashiell, in 1985.

Alice Cooper and Sheryl Goddard at the Kenny Rogers Golden Nugget celebrity softball game in 1977 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Source: Getty Images

Alice Cooper and Sheryl Goddard at the Kenny Rogers Golden Nugget celebrity softball game in 1977 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Source: Getty Images

They gave birth to their last child, daughter Sonora when Calico was 11 and Dashiell was 6. As their kids grew older, Goddard resumed work, dancing on her husband's show.



Cooper and Goddard have one of the longest surviving marriages in the world of rock, and the music legend has been quite open about the secret to his successful marriage. Once speaking on his private life and romance, Cooper said:

"Women want romance beforehand, or they feel they're not appreciated. Once in a while, you have to whisk your wife off to a motel for ridiculous sex."


Cooper revealed that keeping things fresh and surprising is how he managed to keep his marriage spicy for over 44 years. He also confirmed that he had never been unfaithful to Goddard nor she to him.

The music star advised men to be romantic, create time for their wives, and make them feel loved and desirable. He noted that he often whisks his wife away to a romantic weekend or a crazy night at a motel.


Cooper and Goddard have not only been on the headlines for their perfect love life but different speculations. The rock star once sparked rumors on social media when he said he and Goddard would probably die together.


The singer-songwriter got fans worried when he said he couldn't live without his wife, adding that they have always talked about when one of them will mourn each other, and if that time does come, they will "go together."

His words led to fans believing the famous couple had a death pact, and the rumors continued spreading like wildfire. However, Cooper later addressed the issue.


Cooper explained that he and Goddard have no such thing as a "death pact," and he was trying to say he could not imagine life without Goddard. He also corrected rumors saying what he and Goddard had was a life pact, as he explained:

"What I was meaning was that because we're almost always together, at home and on the road, that if something did happen to either of us, we'd most likely be together at the time. But neither of us has a suicide pact. We have a life pact."



Cooper and Goddard share religious beliefs aside from touring the world and their love for music. Once speaking in an interview, the rock star revealed that he and his wife are Christians.

Cooper's father was a pastor, and his grandfather was an evangelist. The "Poison" singer grew up in a Christian home and tried to turn away from the religion. However, he returned and has since remained a Christian.

The 73-year-old notorious shock rocker and Goddard are undoubtedly inspiring many young couples. The two have been able to withstand the test of time and grow stronger after over 44 years of marriage.


Their daughter Calico is an actress, singer, and director. Calico was hired by her father at age 18 to choreograph his wildly theatrical stage show "Brutal Planet." She has acting credits in movies including "Family Time" and "Dakota Skye."

Cooper and Goddard's son Dashiell, otherwise known as Dash, also followed his parents' career path. He works as a singer and songwriter in the rock and roll band CO-OP. On the other hand, their youngest daughter Sonora keeps a low profile. She is married to Diego Diaz.

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