Teri DeBarge (Bobby DeBarge’s wife) Age/ Sons/ Husband’s death/ Career/ Net worth and Facts

Teri Debarge
Teri Debarge (Image -Getty Images)

Teri DeBarge is famous as the wife of an American Late singer Bobby DeBarge. She is the producer of the movie The Bobby DeBarge Story and TV program Unsung.

Teri DeBarge Wiki/ Bio

Teri DeBarge was born Teri Lee Gayle. She came into the limelight in the 90s when she got married to a renowned singer Bobby DeBarge. Soon after his death, she went away from the limelight.

Details regarding her educational qualification on not revealed.

Teri DeBarge Height/ Weight/ Age

Her height and weight measures are not known. She was born in the United States of America. Her exact date of birth is not known. Teri DeBarge’s age cannot be calculated.

Teri DeBarge Net worth

Her professional details are not known. But she turned out to be a producer after her husband’s death. With this profession, she has earned a fortune for herself. Her exact net worth is not revealed but according to some sources she has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

On the other hand her husband Bobby DeBarge net worth was $1000 at the time of his death in 1995.

Teri DeBarge Boyfriend/ Husband/ Family

She is a private person and has not shared any details about her early life.

Her father and mother name is not known. Also, there is no information available about her siblings.

Teri and Bobby met each other in the mid-80s when Teri was just 15 years old and Bobby was already in his 30s. They dated one another for some time and finally got married on 10 December 1990.

Teri Debarge with her late husband Bobby Debarge
Teri Debarge with her late husband Bobby Debarge

There were rumors that El DeBarge’s ex-wife Monique DeBarge had helped them to get together but nothing is confirmed.

The couple shares two sons named Christian DeBarge and Bobby DeBarge jr. Christian is involved in drawing cartoons and is married and also has a daughter.

Teri Debarge with her sons Bobby DeBarge Jr. and Christian DeBarge
Teri Debarge with her sons Bobby DeBarge Jr. and Christian DeBarge

Bobby DeBarge junior is associated with music and follows his father’s footsteps. He is involved in the DeBarge family’s music along with his cousins Andrew (Tommy’s son), Kristina (James’s daughter), and Eldra (El’s son). They are together taking their family’s legacy to the next generation.

Teri’s marriage lasted for only six years as her husband Bobby died of AIDS in the year 1995. Since then she is staying in Los Angeles as his widow and not engaged in any new relationships.

Teri DeBarge’s husband Bobby DeBarge

Bobby DeBarge was the lead singer of the Motown R&B vocal group named Switch. He had falsetto vocals. His father’s name is Robert Louis DeBarge senior and his mother’s name is Etterlene DeBarge.

He was born on 5 March 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, the USA as Robert Louis DeBarge junior. They were 10 children in all.

Bobby DeBarge’s siblings include Etterlene (Bunny), Thomas (Tommy), William (Randy), Mark (Marty), Eldra (El), James, Jonathan Arthur (Chico), and Twins Darryl (Young) and Carol (Peaches).

He also had five half-siblings from his father’s extra marital relationship.

Bobby DeBarge jr. was in a relationship with LaToya Yvonne Jackson who was Michael Jackson’s sister and she was his inspiration for one of his songs for Switch titled I Call Your Name.

There were news that he was bisexual and was in a relationship with a gay man who also died of AIDS.

He was sentenced to imprisonment of five years for drug trafficking charges as he was addicted to it from an early age. While in prison he revealed having contracted HIV and died on 16 August 1995 at the age of 39 of AIDS. He is buried in Garfield Park Cemetery in Grand Rapids.

NameTeri DeBarge
Date of BirthNot Known
AgeNot Known
Zodiac SignNot Known
HometownNot Known
Net worth$5 million US Dollars
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
HeightNot Known
WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Eye ColorBlack
Hair colorBrown
Shoe sizeNot Known
Father nameNot Known
Mother nameNot Known
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
BoyfriendNot Known
Marital statusMarried
HusbandLate Bobby DeBarge
ChildrenChristian DeBarge and Bobby DeBarge Jr.


Teri DeBarge now is a producer and after her husband’s death, she has told her husband’s story in the form of movies. In the year 2008, the TV program Unsung showcase the influential R&B Soul Gospel singers.

Recently in the year 2019, she produced a movie named The Bobby DeBarge Story talking about her husband’s life, and this movie premiered on 29 June 2019. The actress who played the role of Teri DeBarge was Laila Odom.

At the end of the movie, the sounds are given by Bobbie DeBarge’s son Bobby DeBarge jr. which reminds his father’s falsetto.

Facts/ Trivia

  • Teri DeBarge is a producer and popular as the widow of Late Singer Bobby DeBarge.
  • She got married to Bobby on 10 December 1995.
  • She has two sons Christian and Bobby DeBarge jr.
  • Before marriage, her name was Teri Lee Gayle.
  • Unfortunately, she stayed in marital bliss for only six years as her husband died in 1995.
  • Her husband’s death took place on 16 August 1995 due to HIV AIDS.
  • She stayed as his widow and did not get into any new relationship.
  • She is not active on any social media platform but has her Facebook account.
  • There were rumors that she was with Randy before marrying Bobby and had an affair with El after her husband’s death. But nothing is confirmed.
  • It was believed that Bobby died of AIDS as he got contracted the disease because of several relationships with men but he got the virus from intravenous needles from his drug use.