Is Debbie Gibson married? No, she isn’t. Talking about her relationships, Gibson previously dated Jonathan Kanterman with whom she got engaged in 2003. However, the couple couldn’t continue their love life which ended their engaged life.
Since 2008, Gibson is in a serious long-term relationship with Rutledge Taylor. However, the duo hasn’t confirmed their wedding plans which they might arrange soon. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Gibson:
Who is Debbie Gibson?
Born as Deborah Ann Gibson, she landed the planet on August 31, 1970, which makes her age be 50 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer as well. She is in the limelight since the release of her debut album called Out of the Blue which was released in 1987.
From the first album, she received a triple Platinum certification by the RIAA. She became the youngest female artist from her single named “Foolish Beat” to become the part of the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single as a writer, producer and performer. Continuing her musical career, she released her second studio album Electric Youth in 1989 which includes the .S. number-one hit titled Lost in Your Eyes. ASCAP recognized her alongside Bruce Springsteen as the Songwriter of the Year in 1989. In addition to her successful music career, she has also turned as an established actor where Gibson has been starred in multiple independent film and television works.
Early Life and Education
Gibson was born in 1970 and her place of birth is in Brooklyn, New York. She was born to the parents named Joseph Gibson (father) and Diane Pustizzi Gibson (mother) as their third daughter out of four children. Talking more about her family background, her father was orphaned as a boy and was originally named Joseph Schultz. Debbie’s paternal grandmother married a man with surname Gibson and later Joseph was sent to live in an orphanage.
Debbie spent her childhood days in suburban Merrick, New York with her parents and siblings. Her nationality is American and regarding her ethnicity, she describes herself to carry Italian/Sicilian, German and possibly Russian descent. She developed an interest in music being inspired by her father who had a great passion for singing. Thus, she went to study piano under pianist Morton Estrin.
Career and Professional Life
At the beginning of her career, Gibson used to write and produce her own materials. Finally, her works were able to impress the Atlantic Records which made her conduct a developmental deal which might be considered as a big breakthrough in her professional career. She was seen active in the promotional tours of various club venues.
She was dedicated to songwriting in the year 1986 alongside continuing her promotional tour. At that time, she used to get enrolled at Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York. Her parents were very supportive where her mother Diana used to serve her as a manager helping her on many of these track dates. Her single Only in My Dreams successfully entered the Billboard Hot 100 and this made the Atlantic Records sign with Gibson to a recording contract.
Gibson worked hard to release her first studio album called Out of the Blue which was written, recorded and produced within four weeks and the special credit goes to producer Fred Zarr as well. Her successful single Only in My Dreams was selected as the album’s first single which later became able to reach No. 4 on the Hot 100 chart. Her follow-up single entitled Shake Your Love was released later which entered the Billboard Top 5.
The video of the single was choreographed by Paula Abdul. Her single called Foolish Beat made Gibson set a record for being the youngest artist ever to become the performer, producer and writer for a Billboard number-one single which made her become mention in the 1988 Guinness Book of World Records. She went for various Out of the Blue tour which was widely appreciated in the United Kingdom and some countries in Southeast Asia. Following her success, she sang the national anthem in October 1998 at the Major League Baseball World Series.
Gibson second’s studio album named Electric Youth was released in 1989 which was successful to remain at No. 1 on the Top 200 Album chart for five weeks. The album’s first single was Lost in Your Eyes which peaked the Hot 100 at No.1 for three weeks. The next singles for the album were Electric Youth, No More Rhyme and We Could Be Together which reached at No. 11, No. 17 and No. 71 respectively. This album received 2x platinum certification from the RIAA. Working with Atlantic Records, Gibson released two more albums named Anything Is Possible and Body Mind Soul which were released in 1990 and 1993 respectively. Anything Is Possible was able to enter the Billboard’s Hot 100 at No. 26 in 1991 which was co-written with Lamont Dozier.
Gibson signed with EMI’s SBK Records division in 1995 which made her record an album called Think With Your Heart which is an Adult contemporary-heavy album and produced by Niko Bolas. She turned as the singer of the song named I Do which was later the part of the movie called The Naked Man. She decided to form her own record label named Espiritu after the termination of the deal with EMI.
From her own record label, she released her sixth album called Deborah in 1997 which includes the popular singles like Only Words and Naturally. Her seventh studio album named M.Y.O.B. (Mind Your Own Business) was released in March 2001 from her new record label called Golden Egg. This album features singles like What You Want, Your Secret and M.Y.O.B. She served as the co-writer the O’Neill Brothers for the song titled Someone You Love in 2005. She released an Emmy-nominated PBS special named Lost in Your Eyes, an acoustic version in 2005. She also went for the tour with The O’Neill Brothers.
For her official website, Gibson released a song entitled Famous which was co-written with Tiziano Lugli and released on November 14, 2006. Her ninth studio album named Ms. Vocalist was released on November 3, 2010. This album was released in Japan by Sony Music Japan and includes tracks like Tsunami, Say Yes, Roman Hikō, True Love, Sakura Zaka, Robinso, However and so on.
In addition to her successful musical career, Gibson has appeared in numerous films like 1994 fantasy comedy film Ghostbusters, 1998 screwball comedy film My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, 1999 comedy film My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding Reception, 2001 television film Soulkeeper, 2009 monster disaster film Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus, 2012 musical comedy-drama film Rock of Ages and 2014 monster disaster film Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark.
Further, she has also been featured in numerous television programs like Beverly Hills, 90210, That ’80s Show, Skating with Celebrities, Sing Your Face Off (as a judge), Summer of Dreams, Celeste in the City, Dancing with the Stars and much more.
American singer Debbie Gibson isn’t married although she is in a deep relationship with Rutledge Taylor since 2008 who could be her future husband. Previously, she was also linked with Jonathan Kanterman with whom she was even engaged. Talking more about her personal life, she was troubled by stalker Robert Bardo (born on January 2, 1970) who was later convicted for murdering American model/ actress Rebecca Schaeffer and thus has been serving life imprisonment. She was also stalked by a Spanish taxi driver Jorge Puigdollers since 2002 and filed a case against him only in 2008. The case in the court was dismissed when she was unable to show up for the hearing.
Debbie Gibson Children
Singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson has no children in her life although she has a dream of being a mother. This is because; she has been diagnosed with Lyme disease since early 2013. That might also be the reason why she isn’t having a husband in her life. However, she is blessed with 10 nieces and nephews,
Moving towards her body measurement, Debbie Gibson has an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches or 168 cm. She has done her best to maintain her body figure which is 34-23.5-35 inches or 86-60-89 cm. Her dress size and feet sizes are 4 and 8 respectively whereas her cup size and bra size are B and 34B respectively. She is physically fit but has been battling Lyme disease.
Salary and Net worth
Debbie Gibson has an estimated net worth of 5 million USD. The singer is active in the industry since 1986 and has already released nine studio albums. Apart from her musical journey, Gibson’s net worth is also contributed by her acting roles as well as her television appearances. She has gained huge success, fame and popularity from her career alongside a number of awards in her name.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of record holder singer Debbie Gibson is available on most of the popular wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Find her on Facebook @DebbieGibsonOfficial and on Instagram @debbiegibson where she has amassed over 326k and 77k followers respectively. You can also join her on Twitter @DebbieGibson where she is active with more than 118k followers now.