|Sharon Summerall Henley
|American Model -Retired, Celebrity Spouse of Don Henley
Sharon Summerall is an American model that has worked with several high-class modeling agencies in the United States and in Europe. Although she may not be famous for her career, she is more recognized as the wife of American singer-songwriter and ‘Eagles’ founding member, drummer, and lead vocalist, Don Henley.
Unfortunately, her modeling career was cut short, as she was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Don was very supportive of her throughout the experience, and they got married after dating for a couple of years. Their marriage has flourished for over 20 years now, and they have three children together.
We will be talking about Sharon Summerall, her early years, family life, career, and other interesting information about her.
Sharon Summerall was born and raised in Texas into a blue-collar family. Her father worked on a farm. Her birth date is unknown, but Sharon is assumed to be a few years younger than her husband, Don Henley. She has not disclosed many details about her parents or any possible siblings. There is also no information available to the public about her educational background or accomplishments.
Sharon is a retired model. According to sources, during her career, Sharon had worked with ‘Elite,’ a modeling agency in Chicago, from 1986 to 1987. She is also known to have worked with ‘Eva Models‘ in Paris. We cannot say if she had any working experience before becoming a model, and with her staying far from the media these days, there isn’t any indication that she is involved in any sort of work.
Sharon Summerall met Don Henley for the first time in 1993 after she had retired from her modeling career. Don proposed after they had dated for four months, and they got married on May 20, 1995. Many celebrities, friends, and family attended the ceremony. A guest is even said to have described the event as a rock-and-roll hall of fame.
Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Billy Joel, John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Glenn Frey, and Tony Bennett performed at their wedding that was held at Vista Ranch. Don being a super romantic, sang the Beatles song ‘In My Life‘ to his newlywed bride. Although it was a high-profile event, Sharon and Don managed to keep it really lowkey.
The couple has three children together. They welcomed their first daughter, Annabel, on December 17, 1995. They also have another daughter, Julia, and a son, Will. Sharon and Don moved to Dallas, Texas, to raise their children. According to them, the entertainment industry can be a huge distraction, and they would rather have their children grow up away from Hollywood.
In a 2012 interview with ‘Mirror,’ Don confirmed that he and his wife had always wanted to raise their children away from the glamour of Hollywood. He added that it could be challenging raising kids in Los Angeles. The fact that Sharon’s parents lived in Dallas was another reason for the move because the children could spend enough time with their grandparents. The children also went to a school just twenty minutes away from their home.
Sharon Summerwell’s Spouse: Don Henley
Sharon’s husband, Don Henley, is a legendary American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and co-founder of one of the most popular rock acts in history, the Eagles. He was the band’s drummer and co-lead vocalist until they broke up in 1980. However, Don still plays his roles in the band’s reunions since 1994. While members have come and gone, he has been the only constant member of the band since its creation.
Don Henley was the lead vocalist on many of the band’s hits, including Witchy Woman, Desperado, Best of My Love, One of These Nights, Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Get Over It, The Long Run, among many others. Throughout their active years, the band has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide. Also, the band has won six Grammy Awards and achieved other milestones like having 5 number-one singles, 17 top-40 singles, and 6 number-one albums. The Eagles are the highest-selling American band in history. In 1998, they got their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Don Henley pursued a solo career in 1982 and released his debut album, I Can’t Stand Still. As a solo artist, he has released one live DVD, two compilation albums, and five studio albums. Some of his solo songs include The Boys of Summer, All She Wants to Do Is Dance, Dirty Laundry, The Heart of the Matter, Sunset Grill, The Last Worthless Evening, The End of the Innocence, Not Enough Love in the World, among others.
He has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him as the 87th greatest singer of all time. He has won two Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards.
Before getting married to Sharon, Don has had several failed romantic relationships with other entertainment stars such as ‘Bond girl’ Lois Chiles (the relationship lasted for three years), Loree Rodkin, Stevie Nicks, and Maren Jensen.
Although he has written many songs about women he has dated in the past, he loves to compose songs about Sharon. She has inspired some of his hit tracks, like the song Everything Is Different Now from Don’s 2000 album, Inside Job.
Seeing as Sharon Summerall has not publicly declared her income and cash flow, there is no official figure. However, her husband Don Henley has an estimated fortune of about $200 million, which he has amassed throughout his successful career as a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. We are sure that they are living comfortably.
Sharon Summerall is popularly known as the wife of Don Henley. While there is so much about her that’s not known, we know that she was on her way to achieving a lot in her modeling career before it was cut short by illness. These days she is living happily away from the media frenzy with her supportive and successful husband and three beautiful children.