Who is Glenn Frey’s First Wife Janie Beggs? Her Family Business and More

By Anisha Maharjan | Updated on May 10, 2022
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    Janie Beggs rose to fame after getting married to late American singer Glenn Frey. Her late ex-husband Glenn Frey was the co-lead singer and co-founder of the band Eagles. Some of his famous songs are Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, New Kid in Town, and Heartache Tonight.

    While they were still married, people found them as a perfect couple. The pair enjoyed married life for 5 years before calling it quits. However ever since their divorce, Janie is nowhere near the camera. This has also made people curious to know where Glenn Frey’s first wife is and what the ex-celebrity spouse is doing now.

    So, in today’s article, we will find out all the interesting facts about Janie.

    Janie Beggs is from the city of Fort Worth

    Janie Beggs was born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America. She grew up around the Parker County Ranch.

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    Janie Beggs with her ex-husband Glenn Frey

    Beggs was born in the year 1952 and celebrates her birthday on the 24th of every April. Furthermore, she holds US citizenship and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

    Janie Beggs Parents and Siblings

    Janie is the third child of her parents. Her parents are George III Beggs and Janie Famer Beggs.

    Additionally, Janie’s parents are co-owners of Beggs Cattle Company. It raises commercial cattle and quarter horses. Furthermore, they began raising horses in the early 1900s long before there was an association or registry. The ranches are now in Parker County, Stonewall, Dickens, King, Kent, Garza, and Cochran counties.

    Beggs has three siblings from her parents’ relationship George IV, Ed, and Judy Beggs.

    Janie is the first wife of late singer Glenn Frey

    There would be very few people who wouldn’t know about the presence of Janie Beggs as the first wife of Glenn Frey.

    According to some tabloids, the couple first met in a rock show in the early ’80s. The former pair instantly connected. In the due time, they dated a while and finally tied the knot in 1983. The ex-couple exchanged the vows in front of their family and close friends in a private ceremony.

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    Janie Beggs late ex-husband Glenn Frey
    Unfortunately, after five years into marriage, they decided to go separate ways. Janie and Glenn officially divorced in 1988 citing irreconcilable differences and constant misunderstandings.

    Did they share any children?

    No, the couple didn’t share any children from their marriage. However, Janie has half-children from his ex-husband’s second marriage to Cindy.

    Is Janie remarried after her divorce from Glenn Frey?

    Since her separation from her then-husband Glenn, Janie has kept all of her details entirely out of the media. It seems that Janie has chosen to stay low-profile and enjoy her own company.

    In the meantime, her ex-husband has been leading a happy married life with his second wife Cindy Millican. The two met during a shoot for his MV. And the two married in 1990, two years after his divorce from his first wife. Despite his failed marriage with Janie, the artist has managed a beautiful married life with his second spouse. The two were together until Glenn’s death.

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    Janie’s former partner Glenn with his second wife Cindy Millican and their baby

    The exes also had three children, a daughter, Taylor Frey, born in 1991, and two sons, Deacon Frey, born in 1993, and Otis Frey, born in 2002.

    Her ex-husband’s children from the second wife have kept his legacy alive

    Although Janie’s ex-husband Glenn Frey died a sudden death, his immediate family is keeping his legacy alive.

    His second-born son, Deacon Frey, is touring with the Eagles in Glenn’s place. While Glenn Frey’s daughter, Taylor Frey, is working as a road manager on the tour. Moreover, Glenn’s youngest son Otis Frey is also an aspiring singer with some covers in his SoundCloud account.

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    Janie’s ex-husband with his immediate family

    In an interview with Las Vegas Sun, they expressed:

    “It’s a family reunion for all of us and we’re all doing it together. I don’t know that there’d be anything else we could do that’d make us move through our grief in this way. As painful as it is at times, it’s also deeply healing and comforting. It sort of makes us feel closer.”

    Although her ex-husband has left the world, his children are keeping his music and legacy alive.

    How did her ex-husband Glenn Frey die?

    The passing away of Janie’s ex-husband and singer Glenn Frey came as a shock to many.

    Before passing away, Glenn was in a medically induced coma at Columbia University Medical Center. He had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since 2000. Furthermore, the medication Glenn was taken for arthritis eventually led to colitis and pneumonia.

    Due to complications from diseases, Janie’s ex-husband Glenn Frey wasn’t able to go under surgery. The singer, unfortunately, passed away at the age of 67 on 18 January 2016.

    His Wife Cindy Millican filed a wrongful death suit against the hospital

    According to NBC News, Glenn Frey’s second wife Cindy Millican filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the New York City hospital. In addition to that, she also sued the doctor who treated him.

    She claimed that Dr. Steven Itzkowitz and the hospital failed to treat Glenn’s arthritis. Furthermore, she said that the medicine lead to causing pneumonia as well.

    This negligence caused a coma that ended with the death of singer Glenn Frey. In the interview, Cindy said:

    “As a result of the foregoing acts of negligence, Glenn Frey was rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled, suffered injuries, pain, mental anguish, was compelled to seek medical care and attention, incurred expenses thereof, and was permanently injured and disabled until the time of his death.”

    As for the hospital, their spokesman Matt Koszar has denied commenting on pending litigation.

    What is Janie Beggs Doing Nowadays?

    Ever since her separation from Glenn, Janie has literally cut off herself from the mainstream media. Furthermore, she isn’t active on any of the social media platforms.

    Regardless, she is living a low-profile life. So, we can only hope she is living a happy and peaceful life.

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