Gloria Darlene Fox (born July 14, 1952) is a 70-year-old former real estate manager and the mother of Megan Fox, the Hollywood actress and model.
Despite being a divorcee and a widow, Gloria has stood strong and done well for herself. The mother-of-two single-handedly raised her kids as a single parent and is proud of what they have achieved so far, especially the superstar actress, Megan Fox, who is one of the brightest stars in Hollywood today.
Summary of Gloria Darlene Fox’s Biography
- Full Name: Gloria Darlene Fox
- Birth Name: Gloria Darlene Cisson
- Gender: Female
- Date of Birth: July 14, 1952
- Gloria Darlene Fox’s Age: 70 years old
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Gloria Darlene Fox’s Ex-husband: Franklin Thomas Fox and Tony Tonachio (deceased)
- Gloria Darlene Fox’s Children: Kristi Brainim Fox and Megan Fox
- Gloria Darlene Fox’s Height in Inches: 64 inches
- Gloria Darlene Fox’s Height in Centimetres: 162.56 cm
- Gloria Darlene Fox’s Weight: 65 kg
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Brown
- Gloria Darlene Fox’s Net Worth: $100K
- Famous for: Being Megan Fox’s mother
Gloria Darlene Fox Has An English-Irish Heritage
Gloria Darlene Fox was born to her parents on July 14, 1952, in the state of Tennessee, United States, and given the name “Gloria Darlene Cisson.” She, however, took up the last name “Fox” after she got married to her first husband. By her date of birth, the celebrity mom is 70 years old.
Gloria Darlene is an indigene of Cookeville, Tennessee. She is an American national but of mixed descent. Gloria has an English-Irish heritage, but we cannot tell which of her parents is Irish or English. This is because she has never talked about her parents in public. There is also no information about her siblings available to the public.
In the same vein, she has not said anything about her childhood experiences. Details of her elementary and high schools are not within our reach either. However, Gloria is said to have a University degree. She matriculated at Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee.
Megan Fox’s Mother Is A Former Real Estate Manager
Gloria Darlene Fox joined the real estate business in 2008. She got her first job as a property manager in Marco Shores Estates and worked there from May 2008 to March 2009.
She later moved to work with the Imperial Bonita Estates that same year and served as the property manager for six years. Then she became the general manager of Riverside Club Condominium Association. Her tenure as general manager lasted between January 2015 and November 2016.
As a professional in her field, Gloria Darlene charges her clients between $128K and $343K. Currently, she is retired and works as a full-time homemaker, but her date of retirement is not known as of the time of writing this. However, she also works as a salesperson at eXp Realty – a job she picked up in May 2019.
Gloria’s First Husband Was Her Teenage Crush
Franklin Thomas Fox was Gloria’s first husband and he previously served as a parole officer. Even though when they met is not known – like most details about Gloria’s life – it was love at first sight for Franklin. And after a couple of dates, they decided to get married.
As a teenager, she was said to have had a crush on her husband too. This duo took their vows in 1971 and after being married for three years, they had their first child, Kristi Brainim Fox, in 1974. They had to wait about 12 years before they had a second child, a daughter named Megan Fox, in 1986.
Despite the love and affection they shared, they didn’t stay together forever as Gloria Darlene Fox ended her marriage to Franklin Thomas after eighteen years of being husband and wife (in 1989). Megan was barely three years old when her parents divorced, but the cause of the divorce was not revealed by either Gloria or Franklin. Following their split, Gloria took custody of their daughters.
Despite being raised by Gloria, none of the girls followed her career path as a real estate executive. Her older daughter, Kristi Brainim Fox, is currently 48 years old and works as a school guidance counselor while Megan Fox, currently 37 years old, is a top Hollywood actress and model.
Did Gloria Darlene Fox Remarry After The Divorce?
Gloria Darlene Fox got married for the second time. After her divorce from Franklin Thomas Fox, she single-handedly raised their children for years but realized she needed a man she could call husband and who her daughters could call father.
Consequently, seven years after her divorce from Franklin, Gloria decided to give love a chance again. She fell in love with Anthony Matthew “Tony” Tonachio, who was 19 years older than her, and in 1996, they tied the nuptial knot. All seemed to be well again and Gloria Darlene Fox was a married woman once again, but sadly, their love story was cut short by death.
On May 30, 2011, Tony died at 77 and left Gloria a widow. And even though they were married for about 15 years, their union did not produce any children. Saddened by his death, Gloria has remained single to date.
Gloria Darlene Fox’s Relationship With Megan
Gloria Darlene Fox has a great working relationship with her daughter, Megan Fox. The gorgeous actress was only ten years old when her mother remarried. As a result, she was practically raised by her mom and stepdad.
At age five, Gloria had enrolled her daughter in dancing and drama training in Kingston, Tennessee. After her wedding in 1996, she allowed Megan to continue her dance classes in St. Petersburg, Florida. Not just that, she supported Megan to go into modeling when she was just 13 years. So, it’s no surprise that she’s tagged as a celebrity mother.
Unfortunately, Megan Fox and Tony Tonachio, her stepfather, were not buddies. Tony was a stern disciplinarian and Megan was prohibited from having her friends over and having a boyfriend. She once described her upbringing as strictly pentecostal. However, Megan was enrolled in a Catholic school where she spent 12 years.
The young model had to live with her mom and overbearing stepdad until she could afford an apartment. But her relationship with her mother has since blossomed.
Gloria Darlene Fox Has Five Grandchildren
Gloria Darlene Fox is not just a proud mother, but a grandmother too. Her older daughter, Kristi Brainim, has two sons with her ex-husband, Douglas Brain. Kristi’s sons are Kyler Brainim and Caleb Brain.
Similarly, her other grandsons are from Megan Fox and her ex-husband, Brian Austin Green. Together, they had Noah Shannon Green, Bodhi Ransom Green, and Journey River Green. Altogether, Gloria has 5 grandsons.