Claudette Robinson, the former wife of singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, stunned fans with her age-defying beauty while rocking an eye-catching ensemble. See the blonde beauty's radiant look.
At 78, singer Claudette Robinson, who was previously married to former The Miracles bandmate Smokey Robinson 35 years ago, continues to mesmerize fans with her beauty.
Smokey's ex-wife recently flaunted her age-defying look in a picture she recently posted on Instagram. In the stunning photo, Claudette wore a bright red outfit and sported perfect blonde hair.
Smokey Robinson performs onstage at the Summer Night Concerts on August 23, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. | Photo: Getty Images
Claudette's sensational ensemble resembled that of a regal queen. Beside her in the snap is Chubby Checker, an acclaimed rock and roll singer and dancer. Claudette wrote in the caption:
"Twisting into the weekend. With @officialchubbychecker."
The youthful singer's stunning outfit featured tiny, red beads at its center and a red belt around her slim waist. Her long, side bangs covered her left eye.
While Claudette's blonde hair covered half of her face, she still dazzled fans with her striking red lip and bright smile. Hundreds of her followers reacted with awe.
His cocaine addiction led Claudette to end their marriage.
"Looking GOOD," a fan commented about Claudette's ageless beauty and gorgeous style. Other followers left nostalgic remarks regarding Checker's timeless songs, such as "The Twist."
Like Checker, Claudette left a permanent mark on her fans through her incredible music career. One of the famous singers of the band The Miracles, she was dubbed the "First Lady of Motown."
The R&B band, who previously failed to cut an audition, rose to prominence in late 1950, after Berry Gordy Jr., a successful singer-songwriter, discovered the group's unique sound.
"We played original songs [at the audition], and I think that's what caught Mr. Gordy's ear," Claudette revealed in a recent interview with uDiscover music. She was a member of the group from 1957 until 1972.
Fans remember Claudette by the band's chart-topping songs, The "Got A Job," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," and "The Tears of a Clown."
Besides these iconic songs, she was also known for her relationship with Smokey, one of the co-founders of The Miracles. While in the band, Claudette was married to the 81-year-old singer in 1959.
But a seemingly happy union turned sour, leading the couple to separate. Claudette initially requested Smokey to reconsider their marriage, but the latter's love for her had fizzled out.
When Smokey realized his relationship with Claudette was crumbling, he began using cocaine. His cocaine addiction led Claudette to end their marriage.
In 1986, Claudette divorced Smokey. The former couple shares two adult children living independent lives: 52-year-old Tamla Claudette and Berry William, 53.
Three years after their divorce, the former couple settled a legal case over song rights. But they would meet in court more than 20 years later over recaptured copyrights.
When the former couple entered into a stipulated judgment over song rights back in 1989, they reportedly did not address what would happen once the rights to the compositions are regained.
As of December 2014, it was reported that the former couple's legal dispute, which concerned termination rights under the 1976 Copyright Act, was nearing resolution. Both parties reportedly informed a judge they had, in principle, reached an agreement.
She is presently working on an autobiography and a pictorial cocktail book for her ex-husband. For his part, Smokey has been happily married to Frances Robinson since 2002.