Roberta Joan “Joni” Mitchell CC is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Mitchell’s songs have factors of folk, pop, rock, classical, and jazz, and they often reflect on social and philosophical ideas as well as her feelings about love, womanhood, disappointment, and happiness.
She has won many awards, including ten Grammys, and in 1997, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone said she was “one of the greatest songwriters ever.”
Talking about Mitchell’s personal life, she has been married twice. In this post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about Joni MItchell’s personal life.
Joni Mitchell Has Been Married Twice: Know About Her Ex-Husbands
Joni Mitchell got a job at the Toronto folk club, Penny Farthing, in the spring of 1965. There, she became familiar with Michigan-born American folk singer Charles Scott ‘Chuck’ Mitchell. Chuck was supposedly an expert at making Mitchell feel less-than. He was older and smarter than them, so he would recommend books and edit their lyrics in a condescending way.
In April, Joni and Chuck began performing music together throughout the United States, her first trip outside of Canada. In June of 1965, when she was just 21 years old, she legally wed Chuck in his hometown.
Joni said: “Both my dress and the dresses for the bridesmaids were hand-made by me.
As soon as she and him divorced at the beginning of 1967, she moved to New York City to pursue her artistic career separately.
Joni Mitchell began working with Larry Klein, a bassist, and sound engineer, in the early 1980s; they eventually got married. But after being married for 12 years, they split up.
In an interview for the documentary “Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind,” Klein said that he and his ex-wife maintained friendly contact long after their divorce. In the beginning, we were just friends, and that’s what kept us together for a good many years. The musician claimed that after the breakup, the two were once again friendly.
Joni Mitchell Finally Got to Meet Her Daughter After 30 Years
In late 1964, Joni Mitchell found out that she was pregnant by her ex-boyfriend Brad MacMath.
She later told: “He left me three months pregnant in an attic room with no money, as winter was coming and there was only a fireplace for heat. The spindles of the bannister had holes in them, which gave the people who lived there last winter something to eat.”
In February 1965, she gave birth to a girl. But she wasn’t able to care for the baby, so she gave her daughter, Kelly Dale Anderson, up for adoption. This information was kept secret for most of her career, but she did make references to it in some of her songs, like “Little Green” and “Chinese Cafe.”
The public didn’t find out about her child until 1993, when a roommate from art school in the 1960s sold the story of the adoption to a tabloid magazine.
Her daughter, who was now called Kilauren Gibb, had already tried to find her biological parents. They finally met in 1997, along with Joni’s grandson.
Joni Mitchell’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Joni Mitchell is a famous singer and songwriter with a $100 million net worth. Most people agree that Joni Mitchell is one of the best musicians and songwriters ever. Joni sold a lot of albums over the course of her career.
Over through the course of her 40-year career, she has released seventeen original albums, won nine Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She is recognised to be among the most significant and influential female musicians during the latter half of the twentieth century.