Etterlene DeBarge – American Gospel Singer

Published Date   14th Aug. 2018, 16:43 pm
Etterlene DeBarge – American Gospel Singer
Quick Info
Birth Name:Etterlene DeBarge
Birth Place:Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
Birth Sign:Libra
Spouse:George Rodriguez
Ethnicity:American
Eye Color:Black
Hair Color:Black
Date of Birth:13/10/1935
Age: 82 years old
Nationality:African-American
Net Worth:$400 thousand




Etterlene Louise DeBarge–Rodriguez is the author of the famous book Other Side of the Pain. Likewise, she is an American gospel singer, songwriter, and matriarch of the American R&B/Soul vocal group DeBarge. She has earned fortunes from her songs and her book. Etterlene has amassed her net worth of $300 thousand from her entertainment career.

Etterlene was married to Robert Louis DeBarge, Sr. in 1953. However, the pair got divorced in 1974. Robert and Etterlene spent 21 years of their married life together. She later married a second time to Puerto Rican George Rodriguez in the year 1980.

During their 21 years of marriage, Robert and Etterlene had ten children and dozens of grandchildren. Likewise, their grandmother, many of Etterlene’s grandchildren are involved in the entertainment industry. Her eldest daughter Bunny has a Net worth of $800 thousand.

Etterlene DeBarge Net Worth and Earnings

The Los Angeles resident, gospel singer has amassed a huge Net Worth of $300 thousand from her career. Etterlene has not just earned her value by singing but also songwriting. Likewise, She is the matriarch of Grand Rapids’ most famous and successful musical clan.

Etterlene DeBarge Book

Etterlene DeBarge with her famous book Other Side of the pain.
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Besides that, she is an author. The most famous book of Etterlene is Other Side of the Pain. The book talks about the struggles faced by her and in her marriage. The price of Etterlene’s book Other Side of the Pain on Amazon is $707.00.

Etterlene DeBarge succeeds to gain a net worth of $400 thousand as per 2018. Almost everyone in the DeBarge family is involved in the entertainment industry. The eldest daughter, Bunny has a net worth of $800 thousand.

Etterlene’s Husband/s

Etterlene was married to Robert DeBarge, Sr. Robert was a man of French and English descent from Cicero. The couple married in the year  1953 settling in a predominantly black section of Detroit. The happy couple had ten children.

However, the relationship between the duo began to crumble. The pair tried to save the relationship for the children but the damaged couple were unable to. Robert and Etterlene divorced in the year 1974.

Later, Etterlene tied a knot with the Puerto Rican George Rodriguez in 1980. The couple is married since and Etterlene is living a happy life.

Children and Family

Etterlene DeBarge family

Etterlene Louise DeBarge with her children and Family.
Image Source: Pinterest

Etterlene was born on October 13, 1935. She was one of the twelve DeBarge children. The matriarch has a twin sister.

During the 21 years of marriage of Robert and Etterlene,  the duo was blessed with ten children. Almost all of the children reside in the music industry and are known to the public. Her children are:

NamesDate of Birth
Etterlene "Bunny" DeBargeMarch 15, 1955
Robert "Bobby" DeBarge, Jr.March 5, 1956 - August 16, 1995
Thomas "Tommy" DeBargeSeptember 6, 1957
William "Randy" DeBargeAugust 6, 1958
Mark "Marty" DeBargeJune 19, 1959
Eldra "EL" DeBargeJune 4, 1961
James DeBargeAugust 22, 1963
Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBargeJune 23, 1966
Carol "Peaches" DeBargeJune 5, 1970
Darry "Young" DeBargeJune 5, 1970

Since Etterlene has ten children, the DeBarge family is large. She has dozens of grandchildren. The “Mama” DeBarge is proud of her massive family. Several of Etterlene’s grandchildren are involved in the entertainment industry.

Grandchildren NamesCareer
Adris DeBarge Executive Assistant for producer, Tracey Edmonds
Andrew DeBargeDebuted album, Your Place
Cheyanne DeBargeAspiring actress
Kristinia DeBargeAppeared on 2003's American Idol spin-off American Juniors.
Eldra Patrick DeBarge JrDebuted album, Welcome to the Lion's Den
Bobby DeBarge JrAspiring singer.

Song and Book

Etterlene, with help of her famous children, released a gospel album, Back on Track in 1991. Likewise, the “Mama” DeBarge released another album, A City Called Heaven in 2005.

Moreover, She is also involved with the family funk-soul band, Switch.

Etterlene’s sons El and Chico recently released critically acclaimed albums. El’s album, Second Chance, was nominated for two Grammy awards last year. Granddaughter Kristinia’s first album, on Island Def Jam Records, produced the No. 3 dance hit “Goodbye.”

Etterlene DeBarge net worth book

Etterlene DeBarge’s net worth is attained by her book and her musical career. Image source: Etterlene DeBarge/Twitter

Besides that, DeBarge has an influential book, Other Side of the Pain.

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