Teri DeBarge is an American producer famously known as the wife of the late American singer and lead vocalist of Switch, Bobby DeBarge. Despite being in the spotlight as a producer, Teri is a very secretive person and little is known about her childhood. She has not revealed details of her parents or siblings, but she is in her 60s.
Teri met her late husband, Bobby, in the early 1990s; they seemed attracted to one another. They struck a friendship that later became romantic as they exchanged their wedding vows in 1990. The two were happy, but their marriage did not last long; Bobby spent most of his time in prison while married to Teri.
During their time together, Teri and her late husband had two children, Christian and Bobby III. Teri’s sons seem to have followed in their father’s footsteps if they did well in their musical endeavors. For instance, Bobby III has been doing so well, and Teri often accompanies him to various vital functions.
Life After the Death of Her Husband
There is no greater pain than losing the person you love; this is what Teri DeBarge had to grow through and on top of that, there are things that started emerging that were not so great for her image. Some information surfaced on the internet that Teri’s late husband was bisexual but was more into men. This news spoiled Teri’s image as people were talking about her love life; some complained about why she married a man who was gay.
It was a challenging moment for Teri DeBarge, but she had to be strong for herself and her two children, who were then young boys. To make matters worse, Teri’s late husband had died following AIDs complications; he had contracted the disease after a romantic relationship with a man named Tony. Netizens told negative things but did not break Teri DeBarge as she had to come out of the situation strong.
In her love life, it is unclear if she ever met another man and started a romantic relationship with him after the death of Bobby DeBarge. However, she was a great mother to her two sons; she has been by their side and worked so hard to ensure they never lacked a thing. Besides, she has supported them in their various endeavors.
When Bobby died, Teri was in her 20s, and she had to find a way to provide for her family, given the breadwinner was gone. Even though people said negative things about her husband, she used this fame to start her career as a producer and filmmaker. Teri decided to tell the story of her late husband as she knew him.
Over the years, Teri DeBarge has produced several shows about her late husband; these include Unsung and Overlooked. The television show Unsung talks about the stories and lives of influential soul gospel and R&B singers. Besides her career as a producer, Teri DeBarge has been very supportive of her sons’ careers. Even though she is a film producer, Teri DeBarge does not like publicity and as such she has kept most of her details away from the internet.