The founder of the popular rock’n’roll band “Red Hot Chili Pepper” Anthony Kiedis is someone with an interesting dating history and private life. Many fans are interested in learning more about him, especially those who have read his autobiography entitled “Scar Tissue” in which he talks about his fight against cocaine addiction and some other personal details. Let’s find out more about this American rock singer.
Anthony Kiedis is an American rock singer, songwriter, and lead singer of the rock’n’roll band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He was born on November 1, 1962, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of John Micheal Kiedis and Margaret Noble. He has three siblings from his stepmother, named Julie, Jenny, and James Kiedis. His parents divorced when he was just three years old and he lived with his mother in Michigan. After getting into trouble at school, he moved to Los Angeles to live with his father in 1974. His father made money selling drugs and also did some film acting. Kiedis attended Fairfax High School and changed to the University of California. During his studies, he was exposed to the rough sides of life and he went into the drug business and became addicted to cocaine, heroin, and Quaaludes, which eventually led him to quit college.
Anthony Kiedis’ Career
Kiedis is the founder of the rock band “Red Hot Chili Peppers”, which was founded in 1983. He first formed the band with his friends Hillel Slovak, Micheal Balzore, also known as Flea, and Jack Irons, although they already played in various bands. The group later underwent a line-up change when Slovak and Irons left the band and returned to their other band when they landed a record deal. Kiedis and Flea did not give up on their dream, so they brought in a guitarist, Jack Sherman, and a drummer, Cliff Martinez. The group eventually became known as the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The group’s first debut album was christened “Red Hot Chili Peppers” after their name. The album was released in August 1984 by EMI Records. Many people began to follow the band, although they didn’t make much money from album sales.
Their second album entitled “Freaky Styles” was released a year after the first one, and this time Slovak and Irons returned to the band after Sherman and Martinez were fired. The second album did not sell well either.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their third album, “The Uplift Mofo Party Plan” in 1987, which entered the Billboard 200 album charts. Just as success began to trickle in, Kiedis lost his friend and band member Slovak, who died on 25 June 1988 from a heroin overdose. After this tragedy, Irons left the band and Kiedis was sent to a rehabilitation center. After some time had passed, they tried to regroup. Kiedis and Flea added guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight and drummer D.H. Peligro to the group, but when the addition didn’t seem to work, they recoiled and went a different way, adding guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith, with whom they recorded “Mothers Milk”. This was the magic as they began to attract more fans and more media attention.
Their fifth album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” was the one that brought Anthony Kiedis and Chili Peppers fame. The album was produced by Warner Bros., was number 3 on the Billboard 200, and has since sold over 13 million copies worldwide. It included the singles “Under The Bridge”, “Give It Away” and “Suck My Kiss”. In September 1995 their sixth album “One Hot Minute” was released. “Californication” followed in 1999 and was released on June 8th. Further albums of the Red Hot Chili Peppers are “By the Way” (2002), “Stadium Arcadium” (2006), “I’m with You” (2011), and “The Getaway” (2016).
In 2012 the Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have sold over 80 million records and won six Grammys. Kiedis is also an actor, he starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the 1978 film F.I.S.T. He also starred in the film Point Break (1991) and in The Chase (1994). He has also written several books, including Scar Tissue and Rock N Roll Pack. His net worth is estimated at $120 million.
Is He Married? Girlfriend or Wife
Anthony Kiedis is not yet married and has no wife. He has a long list of women he has dated, some of whom are well-known celebrities. He is a serial friend. Kiedis has been in several relationships that one would have thought he would have settled down by now, but according to recent reports about him, he is still single and not married. The RHCP singer has dated Hava Handel (1979 – 1982), Jennifer Bruce (1985 – 1987), Ione Skye (1987 – 1989), Jaime Rishar (1993 – 1996), Yohanna Logan (1998 – 2003), and Heather Christie (2004 – 2008). The latter is the mother of his only son, Everly Kiedis. His more recent relationship is with Helena Vestergaard (2013 – 2015) and Wanessa Milhomem (2015).
Family – Dad, Son
The name of Kiedi’s father is John Kiedis, which he later changed to Blackie Dummett. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on December 7, 1939. Blackie was married to Kiedis’ mother, Peggy, whose real name is Margaret, and they are currently divorced. Kiedis’ father raised wolves and wolf hybrids in Michigan in the 1990s. He lived in Los Angeles, but later, in 2007, moved to Portland. He made money selling drugs and also did some acting.
Anthony Kiedis himself became a father in October 2007, when his then-girlfriend Heather Christie, who was an actress, gave birth to a son whom he named Everly Bear Kiedis. He fought for custody of his son when he was separated from Heather Christie, but he lost the custody battle in court.
Is Anthony Kiedis Gay?
Anthony Kiedis is definitely not gay if you believe the information about his personal life and the history of the women he has been dating. He loves to pose for photos with bandmates and to sit close to them and put his arm around them, but his sexual orientation is heterosexual, not gay or bisexual.
Quick Facts – Net Worth, Height, Zodiac Sign
Name: Anthony Kiedis
Profession: Musician, Singer
Birth Date: November 1, 1962
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Parents: John Kiedis and Margaret Noble
Marital Status: Single
Children: 1 (Everly Bear Kiedis)
Height: 5ft 9in (175 cm)
Weight: 77 kg (170 lbs)
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Net Worth: $120 million