Exploring Linda Ronstadt’s Dating and Intimate Life
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Linda Ronstadt, the iconic singer known for her versatile voice and contributions to various genres, retired from music in 2013 due to health issues, including a diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy. Despite this, her legacy endures, with a biopic in the works, showcasing her remarkable career and life.
Ronstadt’s impact on the music industry is immeasurable. From rock and pop to country, opera, and jazz, she showcased a rare ability to excel in diverse genres. Even though her live performances are no longer possible, her influence resonates through her extensive discography, with hits like “Blue Bayou,” “You’re No Good,” and “Long Long Time.”
Selena Gomez is set to portray Ronstadt in an upcoming biopic directed by David O. Russell.
The challenge of encapsulating Ronstadt’s four-decade career within a two-hour film is substantial, given her achievements—eleven Grammy Awards, five consecutive platinum albums, and over 100 million records sold.
Ronstadt’s journey began in a music-loving family, and her father’s influence fueled her passion for singing. Despite facing anti-Mexican racism in Arizona, she defied societal norms, recording a successful all-Spanish album, “Canciones de mi padre,” later in her career.
Her activism for social justice was as prominent as her musical career. Ronstadt fearlessly confronted conservative forces, particularly expressing her disdain for Donald Trump. Her advocacy for migrant rights and her commitment to social causes reflect a deep-seated belief in justice.
Rebellious from a young age, Ronstadt rejected societal expectations, turned down a marriage proposal at 12, and pursued her dream in Los Angeles at 18. She rose to fame as part of The Stone Poneys and later embarked on a solo career, becoming a rock sensation in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
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In her memoirs, Ronstadt bravely shared her experiences of sexual harassment in the male-dominated rock & roll industry.
Despite facing numerous challenges, she remained resilient and alert to predatory behavior.
While she graced the cover of Rolling Stone in 1976, Ronstadt, a reluctant sex symbol, rejected the label and dehumanization associated with media fame. Her love life included relationships with notable figures like Jerry Brown, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, and George Lucas.
Ronstadt, who never married, adopted two children, Mary Clementine and Carlos. As a mother with a fading voice, she gradually withdrew from the stage in the early 2000s. Although her last recording was in 2010, Ronstadt’s influence persists. During a recent public appearance in 2022, she expressed, “Though it’s not quite the same… I can still sing in my mind.”
Linda Ronstadt’s legacy extends beyond her music, embodying resilience, activism, and a refusal to conform to societal expectations. The upcoming biopic promises to capture the essence of a woman who left an indelible mark on the world of music and social justice.