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Who was David Crosby’s Wife? All About his 36-Year Marriage to Jan Dance

At the moment, the entire world is mourning the loss of the musician David Crosby. The founding member of the bands Crosby, Stills & Nash, and The Byrds passed away on January 19, 2023, at the age of 81.

When we shed some light on the personal life of the rockstar, he was married to Jan Dance. She confirmed the news of David’s death to Variety. Keep scrolling further to catch more insights about Jan Dance and her marriage to David Crosby.

 David Crosby’s wife Jan Dance shared the sad news of his demise

American singer-songwriter and guitarist David Crosby died on Thursday at the age of 81. The unfortunate news of the rock star’s death was shared by his wife Jan Dance to Variety.

The statement read, “It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us.”

Jan concluded the statement by saying, “His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music. Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”

Here’s all you need to know about David Crosby’s wife Jan Dance

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer tied the knot with the love of his life Jan Dance in the year 1987. The couple was married for almost four decades. The two lovebirds were madly in love for 36 years and were together till the musician’s untimely passing in 2023.

However, David and Jan got married in 1987, it is still unknown how their love story began. Every now and then, he used to share sweet pictures of himself and his wife Jan on the social media platform Twitter.

Nearly 2 years ago, the For What It’s Worth singer took to his Twitter page and shared a throwback picture of himself and his wifey and stated how long he has loved her. He simply captioned the cute picture, “You can see why I love her…..46 years so far.”

In the year 2022, David shared another lovely social media post for his wife Jan on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. At that time, he uploaded a beautiful picture of the pair on the social networking platform Twitter.

“Me and my valentine and some fine trees,” he wrote in the caption of the post. In the picture shared by Crosby, he and his wife Jan can be seen having a good time on the day of love together last year.

How did David Crosby meet his wife Jan Dance?

According to a report by The US Sun, the Grammy-winner and Jan crossed paths for the first time when she was working as a receptionist at Criteria Studios. However, David had a girlfriend at that time and Jan didn’t intervene.

Then, Dance didn’t try to intervene in the life of David. It appears like she must have caught his attention accidentally. The two of them were meant to be as they walked down the aisle later on.

The media outlet reported that David spilled the beans on his first meeting with Dance in his autobiography, titled Long Time Gone. He wrote, “In Florida, I had the opportunity to meet Jan Dance, which turned out to be one of the smartest things I ever did.”

The I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better crooner further added, “She was an incredibly vivacious, funny, bright, smiley human being and I fell in love with her. I fall in love with her probably two, three times a day nowadays.”

In his autobiography, Long Time Gone, the successful musician, claimed that his wife Jan instilled the idea of starting a band. He said, “Jan told me, ‘You should put your own band together and you should play your own tours; you should make your own record.'” He continued, “She told me straight out that if I could go out and prove my own worth, others would see it.”

When did David Crosby and his wife Jan Dance get married?

The couple tied the knot in the year 1987. Jan and David exchanged their vows on May 16, 1987, at the Hollywood Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles.

During a March 2021 interview with Los Angeles Times, Crosby couldn’t stop gushing over his wife Jan, and spoke about his loyalty to his ladylove. At that time, he said, “Once I got married to Jan, I never touched another woman, ever, at all.”

Did David Crosby and Jan Dance have any kids together?

The answer to the above question is a big yes. David Crosby and his wife Jan Dance welcomed one child throughout their 36-year-long marriage. Their only child together, son Django joined them earthside in July 1995. At the moment, Jan and David’s son Django is 27 years old. The family of three lived together in Los Angeles.

In January 2022, the proud dad posted a picture of his son Django in Tokyo on the social media platform Twitter. “My son Django …in the Tokyo fishmarket ….last time I played there,” he captioned the post.

Besides this, David was also a doting father to five more kids from his previous relationships. He had his first child, son James with Celia Crawford Ferguson in 1962. Then, he had two more children: a daughter named Erika with Jackie Guthrie, and a daughter whose name is Donovan Crosby with former girlfriend Debbie Donovan.

Along with this, Crosby also helped Melissa Etheridge have her two kids Bailey and Beckett, with her former partner Julie Cypher in the late 1990s by donating his sperm.

Sending love, light, and strength to Jan Dance, the wife of the rock star David Crosby and his children during this time of difficulty. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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