Glodean-White
Glodean White | Biography

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  • Full Name Glodean Beverly James
  • Nickname Glodean White
  • Occupation Recording Artist
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Long Beach, California, USA
  • Birth Date Oct 16, 1946
  • Age 75 Years, 3 Months
Wife Of Late 'Grammy Awarded' Singer Barry White.

Glodean White | Biography

Member of 1960s Band Love Unlimited

White got married to Barry White, as his second wife in July 1974. She first met him during one of their recording sessions for Andrea Sprewell. At that time, Barry was working as a record producer. White's group worked for him for a long time and assisted him on many albums. And, even after the group broke up, White continued to provide background vocals for Barry. The couple recorded their first duet album 'Barry & Glodean', in 1981.


White is an American R&B singer. She is best known as the wife of 'Grammy Award ' winning late singer Barry White.

Who is Glodean White?

Glodean White, also known as Glodean Beverly White, is a singer and member of the female trio band Love Unlimited, formed in 1969. The band consisted of Glodean's sister Linda James and Diane Taylor, their late cousin. They primarily helped singer Barry White on his musical concerts and served as background vocalists for his albums.

Besides, White and her Love Unlimited band were successful in the USA and also in the UK. To date, they have launched albums like From a Girl's Point of View We Give to You (1972), In Heat (1974), He's All I've Got (1977), Love is Back (1979), etc. Moreover, the trio has released singles like 'Is it Really True Boy-Is It Really Me,' 'Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It,' 'I Belong to You,' 'I Did it For Love,' 'If You Want Me, Say It,' etc.

White and her sisters terminated the Love Unlimited band in the late 1970s. After going separate ways, James got married, while Taylor passed away in 1985 because of cancer. However, White continued to provide background vocals to Barry's songs and albums. 

Early Age

In Long Beach, California, USA, White took birth as Glodean Beverly James on 16 October 1946. She grew up with sister Linda. Although born in Long Beach, her parents raised her in San Pedro, where she and her sister were part of a church choir. Then they met Taylor in the school choir and formed a female singing trio Love Unlimited.

Personal Life

White got married to Barry White, as his second wife in July 1974. She first met him during one of their recording sessions for Andrea Sprewell. At that time, Barry was working as a record producer. White's group worked for him for a long time and assisted him on many albums. And, even after the group broke up, White continued to provide background vocals for Barry. The couple recorded their first duet album Barry & Glodean, in 1981.

They stayed together until Barry's demise in 2003. From marriage with him, White is the mother of their four children. After Barry's death, White inherited an estate and a Los Angeles complex, which she shared with him. Reportedly the estate consisted of a pool, waterfall, and a landscaped garden.

Net Worth

As of 2021, there is no authentic report about Glodean White's exact net worth. However, she inherited her late husband Barry's properties which were worth around $20 million.

Later many legal issues arose in the matter of her inheritance against Barry's girlfriend and his children from another wife. Yet, her settlements and estimated worth after the settlement has not been formally disclosed.

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