In the rock music industry, it’s rare to find long-lasting marriages and relationships.
The marriage of Alice Cooper and Sheryl Goddard is one of the rare relationships in the industry. The two have been together for over 40 years and are living a happy life. Still, there is more to know about the rocker’s wife and their relationship.
Who Is Sheryl Goddard?
Born in 1957 in the U.S., Goddard is a dancer and is now a choreographer and a ballerina by profession.
In 1975, Goddard crossed paths with Alice Cooper during her audition for a dancer role in the band’s stage performance. Not long after, Alice Cooper ended his relationship with his then-girlfriend, Raquel Welch, in order to be with his now wife.
Their romantic involvement transitioned from the spotlight and media attention, culminating in their wedding on March 3, 1976. Their marriage took place three years after Alice Cooper’s band released their final album, ‘Muscle of Love.’
The Couple Almost Separated
Cooper struggled with alcoholism between the late 70s and 80s. Though he promised to stay sober for his wife, his struggles lasted longer than he imagined, turning it to a point where his wife considered divorcing him. It led her to file for divorce in 1983.
During the time of the divorce, she moved out of their home. Eventually, the two worked it out when he promised to stay sober, and are back together.
Cooper and Goddard Made a Death Pact
Cooper shared that he had never been unfaithful to Sheryl, whom he fondly called the best girl in the world, and he emphasized that he couldn’t imagine life without her.
Because of this, they made an agreement that neither of them would grieve for the other. Instead, they decided that they would face the end of life together. While many people were surprised and concerned by this revelation, the singer later explained that they are always together, both at home and when they travel, meaning that if one of them were to pass away, the other would be there.
Furthermore, he denied any suggestions that they had thoughts of ending their lives, making it clear that what they shared was a lifelong commitment:
“Sheryl and I do not have a death pact, we have a life pact. We love life so much. What I was meaning was that because we’re almost always together, at home and on the road, that if something did happen to either of us, we’d most likely be together at the time. But neither of us has a suicide pact. We have a life pact. And, besides, I’m booked through 2028, so…”