- Ringo Starr is the second remaining member of The Beatles that is still alive, aside from Sir Paul McCartney.
- He is the father to three of his own children, and two stepkids.
- Ringo has been married to actress Barbara Bach since 1981.
- On Oct. 13, 2022, the “Let It Be” drummer contracted COVID-19 for a second time since he came down with the illness on Oct. 3.
Ringo Starr is one of the most well-known 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 split, Ringo began a very successful solo career, beginning with his album Sentimental Journey. The 82-year-old drummer has gone on to record 20 solo albums, with his most recent being What’s My Name in 2019. He married his first wife, Maureen Cox, in 1962, and the pair were married until 1975. The pair had three children. Maureen sadly died at age 48 in 1994 after facing complications with leukemia. After he and Maureen divorced, Ringo married actress Barbara Bach,75, in 1981. She already had two children from her first marriage to Count Augusto Gregorini from 1966 to 1975.
The successful musician unfortunately came down with COVID-19 two times during the month of Oct. 2022. First, on Oct. 3 he took to Instagram to postpone his tour and inform the 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 recuperates,” he captioned the photo of him in an airplane. Then, one week later, he thought all was good to go and announced he was healthy again. “On the road again I will see you in Seattle on Tuesday the 11th Portland Wednesday I am negative peace and love everybody thanks for waiting. Ringo,” the Oct. 10 caption read. But sadly, Ringo had come down with the terrible illness again on Oct. 13. “I’m sure you’ll be as surprised as I was I tested positive again for Covid the rest of the tour is off I send you peace and love Ringo,” the 82-year-old wrote. Aside from his recent health issues, the British rock n’ roll icon continues to be a proud dad and spend time with his family. Find out more about all three of Ringo’s kids and his two step-children here.
Ringo’s oldest son Zak, 57, was born in 1965. The Beatle’s eldest son began drumming as a child after The Who’s drummer Keith Moon gifted him a kit. Early on in his career, he made guest appearances on his dad’s Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band’s tours. Zak has gone on to be a very successful drummer in his own rite. He began drumming for The Who in 1996 and has been a touring member of the band ever since. Other than The Who, Zak was also a member of British rock icons Oasis from 2004 to 2009, and he also performed with The Smiths’ Johnny Marr on his 2003 album Boomslang, which was his only album under the moniker Johnny Mar and the Healers. Zak has two daughters: Tatia Jayne, from a previous marriage; and Luna, with his partner of 17 years, Sharna ‘Sshh’ Liguz.
Maureen gave birth to her second son Jason,55, in August 1967. Just like his dad and big brother, Jason is also a drummer. His career has been a bit more modest than his brother and father’s. He drummed for Musty Jack Sponge And The Exploding Nudists, according to DailyMail. He also had a few legal issues during the late 1980s, including being fined for theft and facing drug charges. Jason has been married to Flora Evans since 2010, and the pair 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 an operation to remove the tumor, but it, unfortunately, returned in 2001, but she beat it. She gave birth to triplets in 2009, whom 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 mom’s footsteps and pursued a career in entertainment. While her mom is an actress, Francesca has mostly stayed behind the camera. She’s directed episodes of the TV shows Killing Eve, Humans, and others. She also directed the 2013 film, The Truth About Emmanuel.
Ringo’s other step-son Gianni, 50, was born in 1972, and he seems to keep relatively private. Gianni worked for his dad’s company and became a businessman, according to DailyMail.