Linda Maria Ronstadt was born in Tucson, Arizona, on July 15, 1946, the third of four children of Gilbert Ronstadt (1911–1995), a prosperous machinery merchant who ran the F. Ronstadt Co., and Ruth Mary (née Copeman) Ronstadt (1914–1982), a homemaker.
Who was the love of Linda Ronstadt’s life?
Beginning in the mid-1970s, Ronstadt’s private life became increasingly public. It was fueled by a relationship with then-Governor of California Jerry Brown, a Democratic presidential candidate.
They shared a Newsweek magazine cover in April 1979, as well as the covers of Us Weekly and People magazine.
While the relationship was a passionate one, the biography Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown by Jim Newton reveals it was also in keeping with both of their norm-defying personalities.
Part of the coupling played out in the spotlight, most famously during an ill-fated trip to Africa. But much of it remained off-limits from the public, the subject of endless speculation