|Real Name:||Randy Clohessy|
|Occupation:||Former Wife of Randy Clohessy|
There are thousands of celebrities in Hollywood. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is a celebrity in his/her own way. Many people in Hollywood become celebrities because of their careers. But then there are those who become celebrities because of their marital status. Such is the case with Randy Clohessy, the third wife of Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli.
Randy and Frankie were married for 20 years, from July 1984 until 2004. They had three children together. Franki was her first love and first husband. After the divorce, Randy vanished from the media spotlight.
Today, we will look back at their relationship.
Who Is Her Famous Ex-husband?
Born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio in May 1934, Frankie was an American singer, known as the frontman of the Four Seasons band. Frankie Valli rose to stardom thanks to his unusually powerful lead falsetto voice.
Born to an Italian family in Newark, New Jersey, Francesco was the eldest of three sons. His father worked as a barber and display designer for Lionel model trains, while his mother Mary Rinaldi was a homemaker and beer company employee.
At the age of even, his mother took him to see young Frank Sinatra at the Paramount Theater in Manhattan, New York City. That inspired Francesco to begin a singing career. He loved listening to Texas Jean Valli, from whom he adopted his stage name.
Initially, Frankie worked as a barber to support his singing career. He began his professional singing career in the early 1950s with the Variety Trio, alongside Nickie DeVito, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Macioci. The group offered him a guest spot when they performed after hearing him sing.
Yet, the trio disbanded in late 1952, and Frankie and Tommy DeVito became part of the house band at The Stand in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
On his first single, My Mother’s Eyes, he was signed as Frankie Valley, a variation on a name he adopted from Texas Jean Valli. Tommy and Frankie left the house band and formed The Variatones with Hank Majewski, Frank Cottone, and Billy Thompson. They impressed New York record man Peter Paul in 1956, who renamed them the Four Lovers.
The group went through several roster changes and eventually was renamed The Four Seasons in 1960. Their name was a tribute to a bowling alley in Union, New Jersey, where they auditioned at the cocktail lounge.
As the lead singer of the band, Frankie had several hits, beginning with his first number Sherry in 1962.
During the 1960s, Frankie also worked with producer Bob Crewe to make some solo recordings. He had various degrees of success. But what is important to note is that the concept of a major recording artist performing solo in opposition to his/her group was rare in the world at the time. The only exceptions were Buddy Holly and the Crickets.
But the potential to dominate the charts with group and solo recordings was great, and Frankie made it possible.
During his career, Frankie had 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, and 9 Top 40 Hits as a solo artist.
His fame as a singer allowed him to try himself in other ventures. For example, he appeared as an actor in Miami Vice, Full House, Witness to the Mob, The Sopranos, and Hawaii Five-0.
Now let’s talk about Frankie’s third wife, and arguably his biggest love, Randy Clohessy. The exact birth date of his ex-wife is not known, but many believe she was born sometime in the early 1960s. Many people believe she was born in 1960. Why? Because she got married at 24 and that was in 1984.
Randy rose to prominence as the wife of the famous American singer Frankie Vallie. Despite being a celebrity, she managed to keep her life a mystery to the public.
And while some people rose to prominence thanks to their careers, others rose from their association with celebrities.
Her existence was merely noticed until she married the famous singer. And with that, her life before Frankie is unknown.
There is no info about her early life, childhood, educational background, or professional career.
And following her divorce, she left the media spotlight the same way she entered it. Quickly and efficiently.
Marriage To Frankie
Unlike Randy Clohessy, Frankie was married two times before her. He married his first wife Mary when he was in his early twenties. Mary already had a two-year-old daughter when they got married. They divorced 13 years later in 1971.
Then, in 1974, Franky got married to Mary Ann Hannagan, but that marriage lasted even less, for eight years.
Randy and Frankie first met in the early 1980s. At the time, he was going through a divorce with his second wife. Soon after their first meeting, they began dating and were together for two years before they tied the knot.
Frankie and Randy Clohessy got married in 1984 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. She was 24 years old at the time. Her husband, Frankie, was 50 years old. The ceremony was a big one, with more than 100 guests in attendance.
Randy gave birth to three children during their time together. Their first child is Francesco Valli, a successful actor who has appeared in several movies. Then, she gave birth to twins, Emilio Vallie and Brando Valli, seven years after the birth of her first child.
Randy also was a stepmother to Frankie’s children from his previous marriages, including Celia Valli, Francine Valli, and Antonia Valli.
Yet, 20 years after their marriage, things went downhill. Despite continuous efforts to mend their differences, the couple filed for divorce in 2004 citing irreconcilable differences.
Where Is She Now?
After her divorce from American singer Frankie Valli, Randy disappeared from the public and went low-key. She dedicated her time to her children. As we said before, she has three children from her marriage to Frankie. The celebrity spouse didn’t marry again.
Her first child, Francesco Valli is a successful actor, who has appeared in several movies. One of his biggest roles was in Reach Me and Full House.
Emilio Valli, her second son, is an independent self-starter and Calabasas native. He works and lives in Malibu. Her third son, Brando Valli, Emilio’s twin brother, followed in his father’s footsteps. He took the stage name SNSE and spent more than a decade trying to develop a music album.
Is Randy Clohessy Alive?
Due to her mysterious and secretive nature, there were often rumors about the well-being of Randy. But no, despite rumors, there is no information about her eventual death.
Rumors like that can spread on social media like wildfire. But as of June 2023, Randy is alive and well and dedicated to her family.
Is She On Social Media?
Everything about Randy is mysterious and secretive. The celebrity wife doesn’t want to be part of the limelight. She hated it during her time with Frankie and quickly disappeared from the media spotlight following their divorce.
She is nowhere to be found on social media. On the other hand, her former husband, Frankie, has an Instagram profile with more than 27k followers. That is the official profile of Frankie and the Four Seasons band.
When Frankie and Randy got divorced, she got $100,000 as divorce alimony. Since then, her earnings remain a mystery. We do not know anything about her professional career and earnings.
With that in mind, we cannot talk about her net worth. Her former husband, on the other hand, is a successful singer who has a net worth of more than $10 million. He earned it as a salary for his singing career as the frontman of The Four Seasons band.