Like Father, Like Son…Introducing The Son Most Never Knew Smokey Robinson Had

Posted On : July 10, 2019
Singer Smokey Robinson and wife Claudette Rogers attending 'Stevie Wonder Lifetime Achievement Awards' on October 6, 1985 at the Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Smokey Robinson and then wife, Claudette Rogers, October 6, 1985  (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Smokey Robinson and his ex-wife Claudette spent many years together. For those who don’t know, Smokey and Claudette began their relationship during the glory years of Motown Records. Smokey worked as an in-house producer and songwriter, while also singing lead alongside Claudette in their 5-member group, The Miracles.

The two were married for 27 years and although they had some great times together, they also went through some very trying times during their marriage. Sadly, they endured seven miscarriages due to Claudette’s grueling tour schedule. But fortunately, despite the tragedies, she was able to give birth to two children. Most of their fans will probably be surprised to see their son though, because for the longest time, many never knew Smokey and Claudette even had a son.

Meet Smokey’s And Claudette’s Son, Berry

Of course, most fans probably know about Smokey and Claudette’s daughter, Tamla, who was named after Tamla Records- the original name of Motown Records- because she was in the public eye a bit more. But, they also have a son they named after the famous Motown pioneer. Berry William Borope Robinson was named after none other than Smokey’s best friend and Motown Records founder, Berry Gordy. Check out recent pics of Berry with his pops, his sis,’ Tamla, and his beautiful mother below…

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Smokey Robinson with his daughter, Tamla and son, Berry (Photo: Rachel Worth / WENN2; via ContactMusic)

Throughout the years there were many cool photos of Smokey and Claudette with their kids back in the day. They looked like the picture perfect family at the time. But unfortunately, things weren’t always all good between Smokey, Claudette, and their children…

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