Meet Barry Gibb’s first wife Maureen Bates

In 1965, then 19 years old Barry Gibb met Maureen Bates. After a few months of dating, the couple married on August 22 of the following year, 10 days before Barry’s 20th birthday.

Barry and Maureen had a turbulent marriage with lots of ups and downs. Barry was a rising star with a promising career in front of him while Bates was more of a private type.

After four years of marriage, they finally call it a quit. They divorced in July 1970. However, it seems that their relationship did not last that long and was dissolved way before 1970 as Barry Gibb remarried just two months later after the official divorce from Maureen bates.

Maureen Bates & Barry Gibb

Did Gibb and Bates’ have any children together?

No, they did not have any kids. However, there were some rumors in circulation that they had a daughter born in 1968 named Lynda after Gibb’s sister born in 1945 but that was never proven as truth.

In 2021, in AMA on Reddit, Gibb confirmed that he has five children and eight grandchildren. Stephen, Ashley, Travis, Michael, and Alexandra.

All of them are from his second marriage with Linda Gray. There’s no mention of his daughter with Bates whatsoever.

What Happened to Maureen Bates? Is She Still Alive?

Barry Gibb’s first wife changed her name and lived in Perth Australia. Unfortunately, after a few years of battle with cancer, she passed away in late 1990. I heard this from a guy, who knew a guy…so, please take it with a grain of salt.

Shortly, after the divorce from his first wife Barry Gibb went on to marry Linda Gray. They are still going strong after 52 years of marriage.

They met at the Top of the Pops studios in London back in 1969 when she visited friend Dusty Springfield with Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful during filming for Ned Kelly movie where Gibb held an acting role as well as doing soundtrack songs for the film.