Who Is Toyah Willcox Husband, Robert Fripp? A Look At Her Family's Role In Her Life

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox are making days better for everyone as the couple performed  Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 hit ‘Crazy Train’.
Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox are making days better for everyone as the couple performed Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 hit ‘Crazy Train’.( Source : hitc )

Punk Icon Toyah Willcox has been married to Robert Fripp, a British musician, songwriter, and record producer. Audiences are curious about their married life after making several YouTube videos and having managed to get people hooked on their content.

Between 1977 and 1983, Toyah fronted the band before embarking on a solo career in the mid-1980s. The singer got nominated for British Breakthrough Act and Best Female Solo Artist for the BPI/Brit Awards in 1982.

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Willcox has had eight top 40 singles, released over 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays and ten feature films, and voiced and presented numerous television shows.

After appearing as an extra in a drama made by the BBC Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham, an opportunity came to take a role in Glitter (1976), a play in the BBC "Second City Firsts" series, alongside Noel Edmonds and Phil Daniels.

Quick Facts

Name Toyah Willcox
Net Worth: $15 Million
Date of Birth: May 18, 1958 (64 years old)
Husband  Robert Fripp
Height: 5 ft (1.54 m)
Profession: Singer, Actor, Musician, Songwriter, Author, Record producer
Nationality: England
Years active 1977–present
Updated August 2022

Who Is Toyah Willcox's Husband, Robert Fripp?

Toyah Willcox is married to Robert Fripp, a British musician, songwriter, and record producer.

Her husband is famed as one of the best guitarists, founders, and longest-lasting members of the progressive rock band King Crimson. In 1986, he released the first of two collaborations with his wife, Toyah Willcox.

In collaboration with Tucker Martine and Steve Ball, Robert has composed the startup sound of the Windows Vista operating system. His compositions often feature unusual asymmetric rhythms, influenced by classical and folk traditions.

Toyah Willcox with her husband Robert Fripp (Image: Rex)
Toyah Willcox with her husband Robert Fripp (Image: Rex)( Source : co )

In 1984, Fripp was offered a teaching position at the American Society for Continuous Education (ASCE) in Claymont Court, West Virginia. 

Her husband is involved with the ASCE since 1978, eventually serving on its board of directors, and had long been considering the idea of teaching guitar.

His course, Guitar Craft, was begun in 1985, an offshoot of which was a performance group, "The League of Crafty Guitarists," which has released several albums.

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Toyah Willcox's Children

Despite being married to musician Robert Fripp since 1986, the couple has no children and has set up their wills to leave their entire fortune to the establishment of a musical educational trust for children.

In 1987, Willcox was invited to make a speech at the Women of the Year ceremony in the presence of Diana, Princess of Wales, expressing her views on the subject of how being disabled incites creativity and a craving for a fuller life experience.

She decided to move her mother into a hospice to ensure she spent her last days in as much comfort as possible.

In 2002, she became a prominent opponent of planned accommodation centers for asylum seekers near the Worcestershire village of Throckmorton, protesting together with more than a thousand villagers.

Toyah Willcox's Net Worth In 2022

According to celebritynetworth.com, Toyah Willcox is an English singer and actress who has a net worth of $15 million.

In November 2007, Willcox took on the role of sponsoring the Black Country Urban Park for the People's £50 million Big Lottery Fund. In April 2008, she took part in the Great Walk to Beijing alongside other celebrities, to raise money for Olivia Newton-John's cancer charity.

As an actress, Willcox debuted in 1976 in the TV series Second City Firsts. She starred in the 1980 TV series A Question of Guilt as Alice Fulcher.

Toyah and her husband Robert Fripp became a hit on YouTube during lockdown (Picture: Adrian Sherratt/Shutterstock)
Toyah and her husband Robert Fripp became a hit on YouTube during lockdown (Picture: Adrian Sherratt/Shutterstock)( Source : co )

Toyah later starred as "Dog" in the TV series "The Ink Thief" in 1994. From 1999 to 2000, she played the role of Aunt Boomerang in the series Barmy Aunt Boomerang.

Where Is Toyah Willcox Now?

The English musician and TV presenter resided in England with her legendary guitarist husband, Robert Fripp.

Toyah, 64, was born on May 18th, 1958 in Kings Heath, Birmingham, England. The Punk icon enjoyed a financially comfortable childhood, attending a private girls' school, but was bullied.

Her father, Beric Willcox, ran a successful joinery business and owned three factories. Her mother, Barbara Joy, née Rollinson, was a professional dancer, with whom he fell in love after seeing her on stage in Weston-super-Mare with Flanagan and Allen, and they married in 1949.

Barbara had to give up her career after giving birth to Nicola (born 1950) and Kim (born 1953), Willcox's elder sister and brother, respectively.

Willcox has suggested her first name could be about Toyah, Texas, or to a Native American word "Toyah" meaning "water," although she notes her parents deny both origins.

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