Cindy Millican is an American actress and dance choreographer popularly known as the wife of legendary musician and co-founder of the Eagles band Glenn Frey. She became a widow after the unfortunate death of her husband, who died in 2016 from complications such as ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and pneumonia. She currently lives alone with her children.
Cindy Millican Biography/Age
Cindy Millican, also known as Cindy Millican Frey and Cindy Frey, was born in the United States in 1967. Her exact date of birth is not known. She belongs to the white ethnic group and has American citizenship.
Cindy Millican Career/Ailment
Millican began her career as a dancer and choreographer. She was finally approved to appear as a dancer in the 1987 film The Running Man. The film is a science fiction film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger was cast as Ben Richards. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser, it is based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Stephen King.
Cindy has a disease called lupus – a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system starts attacking its own tissues and organs. Lupus can affect many different body systems, including the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. Since then, it has been working to raise awareness of the disease and to help people who suffer from the disease to fight it. Together with her husband Glenn, she has also raised money for the charity Lupus LA, founded by her doctor Dr. Daniel Wallace.
Cindy acknowledged Dr. Wallace’s efforts in 2013 with the words
“I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT HE HAS HELPED ME NAVIGATE THROUGH THIS DEVASTATING DISEASE.”
In collaboration with fashion designer Donna Karan, she organized several events and shows in Los Angeles to raise money for Lupus LA. Her husband Glenn also gives benefit concerts for the charity.
“LUPUS IS RAGING IN OUR POPULATION OF YOUNG WOMEN AND SHORTENS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. OFTEN THE TARGETS THE VERY COMMITTED WOMAN WHO HAS SO MUCH TO GIVE. LUPUS LA IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE FIGHT TO CURE THIS DISEASE BY RAISING FUNDS FOR RESEARCH AND PATIENT SUPPORT.
Cindy Millican Married/Divorce
Cindy Millican tied the wedding knot with Glenn Frey in 1990. They met for the first time at one of Glenn Frey’s video shoots, as she was a dance choreographer at the time. Cindy and Glenn started dating soon after, and it seemed like their love would last forever. In 2016, tragedy struck at the heart of the romance, which by then had produced three children – Taylor, Deacon, and Otis.
The sad day came on January 18, 2016, when Glenn Frey lost the fight against rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, which he had been suffering from for the last few months before finally giving up the fight. The famous American musician died at the age of 67 and left his family, especially his wife, devastated.
Since the death of her husband, Cindy Millican has remained a single mother of three children. She has never been with other men or been involved in a romantic relationship.
Cindy Millican Family/Children
The couple were blessed with three children; a daughter named Taylor and two sons named Deacon and Otis. Their daughter Taylor is the oldest child, while Deacon and Otis are younger.
Cindy Millican Husband
Cindy’s husband, Glenn Frey, was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was an American songwriter, rock singer and actor and also a member of the music band Eagles, which he co-founded. Before marrying Cindy, Glenn was married to the artist Janie Beggs for five years – between 1983 and 1988.
Frey was the lead singer of the Eagles and played guitar and keyboards for the rock band. He met Don Henley in 1970. Henley was a drummer, and they were signed to the same record company, Amos Records. But then they decided to form their own band during a tour, and Meisner and Leadon joined them. While Henley played drums and he (Frey) played guitar and keyboards, Meisner played bass and Leadon was good on a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, steel guitar, mandolin, and dobro. This is how the Eagles rock band was formed. The band became one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time and won several awards in their time together, including six Grammy Awards.
Their discography according to Wikipedia includes:
- Eagles (1972)
- Desperado (1973)
- On the Border (1974)
- One of These Nights (1975)
- Hotel California (1976)
- The Long Run (1979)
- Long Road Out of Eden (2007
After the music group broke up in 1980 (they reunited in 1994), Frey embarked on a solo music career which was largely successful. His debut album, No Fun Aloud, was released in 1982. He went on to record Top 40 hits including “Smuggler’s Blues”, “The Heat Is On”, “Livin’ Right”, “Sexy Girl”, “True Love”, “You Belong to the City”, “The One You Love” and “Soul Searchin”.
In May 2012, Frey, alongside three of the current members of the group – Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy Schmit received an honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music.
Cindy Millican Quick Facts
- Name: Cindy Millican
- Nationality: American
- Birth city: United States
- Ethnicity: White
- Net worth: $70 million (combined with her late husband)
- Eye color: Light brown
- Hair color: Brown
- Body measurements: 34-24-32
- Breast size: 34B
- Waist size: 24
- Hip size: 32
- Married: Yes
- Spouse: Glenn Frey (m. 1990)
- Children: Taylor Frey, Otis Frey, Deacon Frey
- Current status: Widow (since 2016)