Susan Crow (born September 9, 1966; Age: 56) is the celebrity wife of Tony Bennett, the legendary pop and jazz singer. She is one of the many women whose love life proves that age is but a number when love comes to play.
The beautiful blonde lady who is also a renowned teacher and philanthropist who has helped establish up to 17 schools, is the third wife of the pop star. The duo has been together for up to four decades, and since Tony’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, Susan has remained by his side as his caregiver. Though they have no children together, she is the stepmother of Tony Bennett’s four children.
How Old is Tony Bennett’s Wife?
Tony Bennett’s wife, Susan Crow, is 56 years old. She was born on the 9th of September 1966 in San Francisco, California, the USA, which qualifies her as an American national. Her parents were Dayl and Marion Crow.
Growing up, Susan was very fond of Tony Bennett’s songs which was quite an interesting fact, seeing that her peers at the time were mostly into Elton John or the Stones. She would ring radio stations to request Tony’s songs and constantly begged her parents so she could attend his concerts. Her obsession for the pop icon was such that she also headed a local chapter of Tony Bennett’s fan club, a group dubbed the Tonymaniacs.
Susan Crow was an excellent student from her college days. She attended Fordham University for her bachelor’s degree and Columbia University’s Teachers College for her master’s degree. She worked for Merrill Lynch and later transitioned into teaching and academics after graduating.
Susan Crow Met Tony Bennett at the Age of 19
At the age of nineteen, Susan got a ticket to go see Tony Bennett’s concert at the Masonic Temple in San Francisco in the 1980s. At the event, she requested to say hello to the musician, and little did she know that her decision to take the bold step of making such a request was going to change her life forever.
Fortunately for her, Tony was intrigued by her request, and she was granted access backstage, where she met him. He even went ahead to ask her to be his date that evening and so began their love story which has metamorphosed into what it is today. It is worthy of note that at the time, Tony Bennet was in his 60’s and was separated from his second wife, Sandra Grant.
How Long Did Susan Crow and Tony Bennett Date and When Did They Marry?
Following the backstage meeting that memorable day, the duo went on to date that evening. From the looks of things, Tony saw something in Susan that made him want to keep her closer, and so, he elevated her rank from a diehard fan to his girlfriend.
The duo dated for about two decades before having a private wedding ceremony in New York City in 2007. Susan Crow was thirty-nine years of age at the time, and her husband, Tony Bennett, was seventy-nine years.
Crow is Tony Bennett’s third wife, and for the time they’ve been together as a married couple, the duo has no children of their own. However, Susan is the stepmother to Tony Bennett’s four children from previous marriages.
The relationship between Tony and Susan may have come as a surprise to so many of his fans, seeing that he is forty years older than she is. However, this duo has proven time and time again that age is just a number as long as love is concerned.
How Many Times Has Tony Bennett Been Married?
Tony Bennett has been married three times. Before getting married to Susan Crow in that New York City private ceremony, he had previously been married to Patricia Beech and Sandra Grant.
Tony married his first wife, Patricia Beech, in 1952. She was an art student at the time, and she had met Tony Bennett in one of his shows. Their romance was much to the bewilderment of many of Tony Bennett’s female fans. The duo later went on to have two sons, D’Andrea in 1954 and Daegel in 1955, before their separation in 1965 and eventual divorce in 1971.
Following his divorce, Tony Bennett married Sandra Grant, whom he met on set in 1965. They both starred in the movie The Oscar. The former lovebirds welcomed two daughters during their time as a couple; Joanna in 1970 and Antonia in 1974, before separating in 1979. However, their divorce wasn’t finalized until 2007.
Even while he was finalizing his divorce from Sandra, he was already in a relationship with Susan, and not long after the official annulment was done, he made Susan his wife.
Since His Ailment, Susan Crow Has Been Tony Bennett’s Caregiver
Susan Crow has been Tony Bennett’s primary caregiver since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016. Though the disease is taking its toll on Tony Bennett, he is lucky and blessed to have his wife, Susan Crow, by his side through it all.
According to Susan, she doesn’t mind taking care of her husband because, according to their marriage vows, she promised to be with him for better or worse, and she believes that if there is someone who should take care of him, she should be the one seeing that she is his wife.
What is Tony Bennett’s Wife Known For?
Susan Crow is renowned for being a teacher and philanthropist. After graduating from college, she started a career as a teacher at a public school in the United States. Together with her husband, they launched the ETA – Exploring The Art organization and through this organization, they helped establish about seventeen schools across the United States of America.
There are also reports that she ran a creative artists management agency in New York that handled artists’ bookings, publicity, and other artist management issues. Alongside her husband, Tony Bennett, Susan Crow was awarded the George Washington University medal in 2010.