The Story Of Ringo Starr’s Children

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The Beatles collectively had 11 children, with each member becoming a father during their heyday. Ringo Starr, the band’s drummer, has two sons and a daughter from his first marriage, named Zak, Jason, and Lee. He also has stepchildren, Francesca and Gianni Gregorini, from his second marriage to Barbara Bach. While some of the Beatles’ children have embraced fame, others have chosen a more private path despite their famous lineage.

Zak Starkey: Ringo Starr’s Famous Son

Zak Starkey, the oldest son of Ringo Starr, was born in 1965 during The Beatles’ peak fame. Despite his father’s busy schedule, Ringo made efforts to spend time with Zak as a baby. Zak’s name was chosen to avoid nicknames due to Ringo’s phobia. Growing up, Zak spent time with Keith Moon, the notorious drummer of The Who. Zak pursued his own music career and became a successful drummer for bands like The Who and Oasis.


Jason Starkey: Following in His Father’s Footsteps

Born on August 19, 1967, Jason Starkey is Ringo Starr’s second son. Like his father and older brother Zak, Jason pursued a career in music as a drummer. He and Zak have even collaborated in a band called Musty Jack Sponge and the Exploding Nudists. Jason has had various roles in the music industry but has found being the son of a famous musician more burdensome than advantageous. While he has faced legal issues in the past, he has since settled down, started a family, and keeps a low profile in the public eye.

Lee Starkey: A Multifaceted Journey

Lee Starkey, the only daughter of Ringo Starr, was born on November 11, 1970, the same year The Beatles disbanded. While she had a notable moment of fame starring alongside her father in an Oldsmobile commercial and providing the voiceover, Lee has pursued various projects of her own. In the early ’90s, she played a central role in the resurgence of ’60s style, operating her boutique called Planet Alice in London’s Portobello Road before relocating to Los Angeles. Lee faced a significant health challenge in 1995 when she underwent surgery to treat a brain tumor.


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Ringo Starr’s Stepchildren: Francesca and Gianni Gregorini

In addition to his three biological children, Ringo Starr became the stepfather to Francesca and Gianni Gregorini through his second wife, Barbara Bach. Francesca has established herself as a talented film director, known for works like “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” and episodes of “Killing Eve.” Gianni has followed his father’s path into business while also exploring creative endeavors such as music and film production.