Who is Cindy Millican, The Dancer Who Stole Glenn Frey’s Heart?

Cindy Millican, also known as Cindy Frey, is an American dancer and choreographer who is best known as the wife of the late Glenn Frey, the singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and one of the founding members of the legendary rock group Eagles. Cindy and Glenn had a long and loving marriage that lasted until his death in 2016. They also had three children together. But who is Cindy Millican, and how did she meet Glenn Frey? Here is everything you need to know about the dancer who stole Glenn Frey’s heart.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameCindy Millican Frey
Date of birth1965
Age 58 years old
Place of birthLong Beach, California, USA
OccupationDancer and choreographer
FilmographyThe Running Man (1987) as a dancer; Head of the Class (1990) as a student
Marital statusWidow
SpouseGlenn Frey (m. 1990 – d. 2016)
ChildrenTaylor Frey (daughter), Deacon Frey (son), Otis Frey (son)
Health conditionLupus, an autoimmune disease
Charity workLupus LA, an organization that raises awareness and funds for lupus research and support
LawsuitFiled a wrongful-death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Steven Itzkowitz for negligence in treating Glenn Frey’s ulcerative colitis in 2015
Net worthUnknown, but inherited Glenn Frey’s estate worth $120 million
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, USA
Cindy Frey and her later husband Glenn Frey

How Cindy Millican and Glenn Frey Met and Fell in Love

Cindy Millican was born in 1965 in Long Beach, California. She developed a passion for dancing at a young age and pursued a career as a performer and choreographer in the 1980s. She appeared as a dancer in the 1987 science fiction thriller film ‘The Running Man’, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. She also had a small role as a student in the ABC sitcom ‘Head of the Class’ in 1990.

Cindy met Glenn Frey in the late 1980s when he was already a famous musician and a member of the Eagles, one of the most successful rock bands of all time. The Eagles disbanded in 1980, but Glenn continued to have a solo career, releasing several albums and singles, as well as acting in some films and TV shows.

Cindy and Glenn were introduced by a mutual friend during one of his video shoots. They instantly felt a connection and started dating. They got married in 1990, in a private ceremony attended by their close friends and family. They settled in Los Angeles, where they raised their three children: Taylor, Deacon, and Otis.

Cindy Millican’s Life with Glenn Frey and Their Three Children

Cindy and Glenn had a happy and supportive marriage, despite their busy and demanding careers. Cindy was Glenn’s biggest fan and encouraged him to pursue his musical and acting projects. Glenn was also very proud of Cindy’s work as a dancer and choreographer and often praised her talent and beauty. They shared a love for music, art, and sports, and enjoyed spending time together as a family.

Cindy and Glenn gave birth to three children. Their eldest daughter, Taylor Marie Fay, was born on March 10, 1991. Taylor is a multi-talented woman who managed the road for the Eagles, and acts on screens big and small screen. Their second son, Deacon, was born on April 17, 1993, and is a guitarist and singer. He joined the Eagles in 2017, after his father’s death, and left the Eagles band in April 2022, after almost five years of performing his late father’s songs on tour. Otis Frey is the youngest son of the pair born in 2002. Otis has inherited a passion for music and is good at playing guitar. He has released some tracks and remixes on SoundCloud.

Glenn and Cindy Frey posing alongside their children

Cindy Millican’s Battle with Lupus and How Glenn Frey Supported Her

Cindy Millican has been diagnosed with lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s own tissues and organs, resulting in inflammation and damage. Lupus can affect various parts of the body, such as the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. Cindy has been suffering from the disease for years and has been receiving treatment from Dr. Daniel Wallace, the founder of Lupus LA, a charity organization that provides support and research for lupus patients.

Cindy has been very brave and resilient in coping with her condition and received a lot of support from her husband, Glenn. Glenn was very caring and attentive to Cindy’s needs and helped her to manage her symptoms and medications. He also accompanied her to her doctor’s appointments and hospital visits. He also joined her in raising awareness and funds for lupus research and donated both money and time to Lupus LA. He even performed at the Lupus LA Orange Ball.

Cindy Millican’s Net Worth and Philanthropic

Work Cindy Millican has a net worth of $120 million, which she inherited from her late husband, Glenn Frey. Glenn had a successful career as a musician and actor and was one of the richest rock stars in the world.

Cindy is the sole executor of Glenn’s estate and has been managing his assets and royalties since his death. She has also been involved in some legal disputes, such as a wrongful death lawsuit against Glenn’s gastroenterologist, Dr. Steven Itzkowitz, for allegedly failing to properly treat Glenn’s ulcerative colitis in 2015, which contributed to his death in 2016. The lawsuit sought $12 million in damages, which Cindy Frey claimed was the amount that Glenn Frey could have earned had he lived. 

Cindy is not only a wealthy widow who has inherited a fortune but also a generous philanthropist who has donated millions to various causes. Among them are Lupus LA, an organization that helps people with lupus, and A Grassroots Aspen Experience, a charity that provides educational opportunities for underprivileged youth in Aspen, Colorado.

Cindy Millican’s Grief and Recovery After Glenn Frey’s Death

Cindy Millican was devastated by the death of her husband, Glenn Frey, who passed away on January 18, 2016, at the age of 67, due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. Glenn had been battling these health issues for years and had undergone several surgeries and treatments, but his condition worsened in the months before his death. Cindy was with him until the end and was heartbroken by his loss.

Cindy Frey and Glenn Frey

Cindy had to cope with not only her own grief but also the grief of her children, who were very close to their father. She also had to deal with the public attention and media scrutiny that came with being the widow of a famous rock star. She received a lot of condolences and tributes from Glenn’s fans, friends, and colleagues, who praised his legacy and expressed their sympathy. She also attended some memorial services and events in his honor, such as the Grammy Awards in 2016, where the Eagles and Jackson Browne performed a tribute to Glenn.

After losing her husband, Cindy focused on healing and moving on from her tragedy. She has been supporting his music, by attending some of the Eagles’ concerts, where her son Deacon performed in his place. She has also been preserving his legacy, by overseeing his estate and his projects.

Cindy Millican’s Current Relationship Status

Cindy Millican has been single since the death of her husband, Glenn Frey, and has not been romantically linked to anyone. She has been devoted to her children and has been helping them to pursue their dreams and goals. She has also been busy overseeing her late husband’s estate and projects.

Cindy Millican’s Physical Traits

Height5 ft 5 inches or 165 cm
Weight130 pounds or 59 Kg
FaceCindy has an oval-shaped face with high cheekbones and a pointed chin
HairCindy has brown hair that she often styles in waves or straight. She sometimes wears bangs or highlights her hair with different colors
Skin toneCindy has a fair complexion with a rosy undertone. She does not have any visible blemishes or scars on her skin
Body typeCindy has a rectangle body type
SmileCindy has a radiant smile.
Dress styleCindy has a casual and chic dress style. She likes to wear jeans, t-shirts, jackets, and boots. She also wears dresses, skirts, and blouses for formal occasions.
TattoosCindy does not have any tattoos on her body
PiercingsCindy has pierced ears and wears earrings of various shapes and sizes
AccessoriesCindy likes to accessorize her outfits with scarves, hats, sunglasses, belts, and jewelry.
Glenn Frey Widow Cindy Millican Frey

Cindy Millican’s Late husband Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey died at the age of 67 on January 18, 2016, due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. He left behind a legacy of music and memories that touched millions of people around the world. He was co-founder of the rock band Eagles and wrote some of their most iconic songs.

Glenn was born on November 6, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, where he developed his passion for music and learned to play piano and guitar. He started his career in the mid-1960s with various local bands, such as the Mushrooms and the Heavy Metal Kids, and collaborated with Bob Seger on his album Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man. In 1968, he moved to Los Angeles, where he met Don Henley, Randy Meisner, and Bernie Leadon, and formed the Eagles. The band became one of the most successful and influential groups of the 1970s, with Frey as the co-lead singer and frontman. He sang lead vocals on hits like “Take It Easy”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “New Kid in Town”, and “Heartache Tonight”, and co-wrote most of the Eagles’ material with Henley. After the Eagles broke up in 1980, Frey pursued a solo career and achieved success with songs like “The Heat Is On”, “You Belong to the City”, “The One You Love”, and “Smuggler’s Blues”. He also ventured into acting, appearing in TV shows like Miami Vice and Wiseguy, and movies like Jerry Maguire and Let’s Get Harry. He reunited with the Eagles in 1994 for their Hell Freezes Over tour and album, and continued to perform with them until his death in 2016. Frey won six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards with the Eagles and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters and singers of all time.

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