Spoiled Children of Divorce


Exemplary Children of Divorce – Aretha Franklin
February 1, 2008, 9:46 pm
Filed under: Abandonment, Exemplary Children of Divorce

The Queen of Soul, I’m both sad and happy to say, is a Child of D.

Aretha’s parents separated when she was 6 years old when her Mother left the family. Her Mother passed away when she was 10 years old. Her Father was a well known Minister and Aretha grew up as a child prodigy singing in his Church. He was shot in the head during a burglery much later on and laid in a coma for 5 years before passing. Aretha had two sons while still in her teens who were raised in part by her Grandmother so she could pursue her career. She has a total of 4 boys. I believe she’s been married twice but am not real clear on that. I seem to remember hearing somewhere that she has suffered from serious Depression at points in her life. No wonder.

Franklin was the first woman to be admitted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has received countless other honors and awards.


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