John Lydon Married, Wife, Gay, Net Worth

By Ravi Lama | Updated On: 09 Aug, 2018
John Lydon Married, Wife, Gay, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth January 31, 1956 Age 65 Years 5 Month(s)
Nationality British Profession Singer-Songwriter
Marital Status Married Wife/Spouse Nora Forster (m. 1979)
Divorced Not Yet Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $1 Million (Estimated) Ethnicity Irish
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 5 Feet 8 Inches (173 cm) Parents Eileen Lydia (Mother), John Christopher Lydon (Father)
Siblings Martin Lydon, Jimmy Lydon, Bobby Lydon (Brothers)

English singer and songwriter John Lydon is popular with his stage name as Johnny Rotten. He is famous as the lead singer of post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL). 

He also was the lead singer of the late-1970s British punk band, the Sex Pistols from 1978 until 1993. The 62-year-old singer also appeared in the 1983 Italian crime film, Copkiller.

How Much Is John Lydon's Net Worth?

John Lydon accumulated the net worth of $1 Million. He derived his net worth from his career as a singer and a songwriter. John gathered the revenue as being a lead singer for the Sex Pistols. He also earned the fortune from his band the punk rock band (from 1978 to 1993).

In July 2011, he had to bear the loss of worth approximately £700,000 after his London's house with the four-bedroomed property was ruined by the fire. John sold his Malibu house for $1.995 million in 2013.

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While he as singing in association with his band Sex Pistols, he released album Never Mind the Bollocks, along with band members in 1977. The album hits #1 on the UK charts. John also released his solo album Psycho's Path in 1997.

Alongside singing career, John also hosted the television shows in the US, UK, and Belgium. Before fame, he worked as a London Minicab dispatcher.

As of now, John is touring with Public Image Ltd, and the band will be performing in the UK in August 2018. He and his band are set to perform on Blackpool, England Rebellion Festival (5 August), Hardwick, England Hardwick Live Festival (19 Aug), Bangor, Northern Ireland Bangor Marina (25 August),  Inverness, Scotland The Ironworks (28 August), Aberdeen and Scotland The Assembly (29 August), and Dundee Scotland The Church (31 August).

John Lydon Married Nora Forster; Reason Behind 40 Years Of Togetherness!

John Lydon married Nora Forster, who is German heiress to a publishing company. He shared wedding vows with Nora, who is 14 years senior to him, in an intimate ceremony in 1979. The couple now has surpassed more than 40 years of togetherness. The couple often makes public appearances; they arrived at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017.

John Lydon and his wife, Nora appears at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 (Photo:

In an interview with The Guardian Magazine in May 2012, he revealed the secret of their long-smooth married relationship. In the interview, he said that he got angry and took the argument into the realms of the absurd, but the humor let his decision to settle down.

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The couple was blushing and enjoying their presence. Though the duo is enjoying the love relation till now, the love almost took the dark side in 2011 after John's wife, Nora almost died on fire caused in his London's apartment due to a faulty washing machine.

In an interview The Guardian in 2014, he revealed that during his first meeting with Nora, he disliked her so much that they began to get attracted like magnets. The pop icon also recalled that she was the most beautiful woman he has ever seen.

John adopted Nora's twin grandson Pablo and Pedro after the demise of Nora's only daughter Arianna. Nora was married to German singer Frank Foster but divorced him. Arianna died of a mystery illness in 2012.

John and Nora never had children of their own. John has revealed in many interviews that he and Nora had miscarriages. He also mentioned that Nora decided to have an abortion, as he said,

"We weren’t capable of handling the birth of a child at the time. It was Nora’s decision to have the abortions, but you must never question a woman’s right."

John Lydon's Talk About Gay Marriage

In 2015, John and Sid Vicious, who is English bassist and vocalist, was rumored to be in a gay affair. But the former Sex Pistols singer flatly denied rumors. John reportedly sometimes wonder about Sid's sexuality and believes that his bandmate never worked out what he was.

John is also an LGBT community supporter and showed his support for gay marriage back in 2012. Considering the side of gay marriage, he said that the real problem would arise if the religion stood in opposition to gay marriage. The songwriter told that everyone has a right to the freedom of religious opinion but not to the harm of others’ freedoms. Also with an interviewer of, he mentioned that it's time to stand up and stop the harming of other people's freedom. 

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Short Bio

Born on 31 January 1956, John Lydon was born John Joseph Lydon in Holloway, London, England. He is nicknamed as Johnny Rotten. He stands at the height of 5' 8" (1.73 meters).

The son of Eileen Lydia (Barry) and John Christopher Lydon, John holds the dual nationality of British and the USA and belongs to Irish ethnicity.