Brita Ingegerd Olaisson was the first wife of the famous songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot. Gordon Lightfoot was born on November 17, 1939, in Ontario, Canada, and was the first man Brita met and married. Brita was blessed with two children with his ex-husband, but their marriage ended after a decade of marriage. Some of the songs that Gordon sang at that time were about his marriage.
How Brita Ingegerd Olaisson Met Her Husband
Brita and Lightfoot met in 1962 when Lightfoot was trying to set up the foundation of his career. Brita was a beautiful blonde who had arrived from Sweden and lived in the same neighborhood in Toronto as Lightfoot.
They were attracted to each other, and a year later, they were married in Brita’s hometown of Stockholm. They went to London the first summer of their marriage, where Lightfoot appeared on a BBC TV series. Brita was pregnant with her first child when the couple returned to Toronto.
Lightfoot was determined to grow his music, and his music kept him away from his family most of the time. The second child arrived quickly, and Lightfoot only got more ambitious in achieving his music dreams.
Brita was a supportive wife, and she tried much to help her husband grow his music career. Unfortunately, Lightfoot was away most of the time, and he had affairs with several women in various towns and cities where he held performances. This caused a strain in their marriage, and although Brita wanted to continue to support him, she was torn apart by the affairs.
Mistrust and jealousy were growing among the couple, and they would fight frequently. In one of the fights, Lightfoot lost his temper with his wife and punched his fist through a door. Lightfoot broke his hand; unfortunately, his hand was used when their marriage dissolved.
Did Lightfoot Marry After Divorcing Brita Ingegerd?
Brita did not enter into a serious relationship after her first marriage ended. Brita remained with two children she had given birth to during her marriage with Lightfoot. For Lightfoot, he was married, although marriages are not his thing.
After he divorced Brita in 1973, he married Elizabeth Moon in 1989. The couple was blessed with two children but unfortunately divorced in 2011 after separating for nine years. In 2014, in December, Lightfoot found love again, and he was married to Kim Hasse.
What is the Net Worth of Brita Ingegerd’s Ex Husband
Lightfoot has grown his wealth from his music career. Lightfoot developed an interest in singing from a young age when he joined the choir at St. Paul’s United Church in Ontario. He was twelve years old when he joined the choir and later decided to teach himself to play the piano ad drums.
His love for music did not go away, and after joining college, he secured a chance to study music at the University of Toronto.
After learning music, Lightfoot started his music career in 1958. His songs started hitting later and appearing on a billboard, making his net worth grow. His net worth is estimated at &30 million.