Michael Edward Love
blond hair; blue eyes; 185 cm
Milton and Emily Glee Wilson.
They had 6 children.
Marital Status and Children:
Frances St. Martin
Suzanne Celeste Belcher, *1947 in California
Wedding: 15.10.1965 in Las Vegas
Wedding: January 1972
Cathy Linda Martinez
Wedding: 17.9.1981 in Santa Barbara
Wedding: 24.4.1994 in Incline Village, NV
Brian Edward Alan, *8.8.1988
Ambha Leila Lakshmi, *4.1.1996 in Lake Tahoe, NV
He never married Sumako Kelly, never married Sue Oliver/Damon,
never married Sharon Lee.
Son Michael Edward II *19.2.1971 !! another source says
he was born in April 1982 !!
Daughter Shawn (from an affair with Shannon Harris *Dec.
Shawn Love has passed away September 2003 and the National
Enquirer has a story on the subject slamming Mike Love.
Quoting the article, " 'He can save my life and at
last show me he cares about me' Shawn told (her friend Barbara).
For 20 years, right up to her death, she begged him to pay
for a liver transplant, but he refused. His heart had turned
to stone." On October 8 Love admitted to THE ENQUIRER
that he was contacted by his daughter for help- but it was
Gage has been reunited with his brothers in LA, so he is
with his family now, and apparently his maternal grandmother
is with him as well.
According to Gaines, daughter Melinda was born in 1959, but
White gives a more realistic date of July 15, 1961). Both
authors report that when Mike learned of her pregnancy, he
wanted to take Frances to Mexico for an abortion, but Frances'
mom went to Mike's parents and arranged a "shotgun"
marriage. Mike's mom threw him out of the house, literally
tossing his belongings from the second-story balcony. "That
night traumatized Mike forever", according to his brother
Steve. The couple had a second daughter, Teresa, born around
December of '62. Like so many other young wedded couples,
their marriage ended (in 1963 with the divorce becoming final
May 22, 1964) amid a mountain of financial troubles (Frances
also claimed Mike was sometimes abusive).
In the interim between his first two marriages, Mike faced
a paternity suit from former secretary Shannon Harris, then
20, who claimed she and Mike celebrated the one-year anniversary
of their March 25, 1963 meeting with a "romantic interlude"
that resulted in Shannon's pregnancy. Her daughter, Shawn,
was three months old when the suit was filed on March 25th
Mike's attorney admitted a romantic relationship had occurred
but denied Mike's fatherhood, but eventually Mike settled
with support payments and Shawn's right to use the name
Love upon her eighteenth birthday. Of course, by that time
Shawn had given birth to Dennis Wilson's son Gage; Shawn
and Dennis were married July 28, 1983, but were seperated
and filing for divorce when he drowned exactly five months
According to Gaines, Suzanne Celeste Belcher was a friend
of Mike's then-girlfriend Pam Rexroad. Pam had invited 17-year
old Suzanne to a "Beach Boys Party!" recording
session, and Mike began hitting her up for her phone number,
which she refused - she had a boyfriend in the National
Guard. She finally agreed to join Mike for a luncheon with
the Beach Boys' booking agent in hopes of getting a job
at the William Morris Agency. No job was offerred, but Mike
was so charming that she accompanied him on a drive to Malibu
to look for some property for him to buy. At the end of
their date, he bought her a gift - a carton of cigarettes.
Gaines' book doesn't say if he threw in nylons and chocolate...
Ironically, he later supposedly beat up Suzanne over her
smoking. According to White, the original draft of the final
lyrics to "Good Vibrations" are in Suzanne's hand,
as Mike dictated them to her in the car on the way to the
studio. She reportedly became heavily involved in LSD and
was witnessed having conversations with the devil while
tripping (she later passed these off as a case of indigestion).
While she and Mike were seperated she allegedly had an affair
with Dennis Wilson, to which Bruce Johnston testified at
the court hearing that awarded Mike custody of their two
Mike met his third wife Tamara through his association
with TM and although the exact date of their marriage is
not supplied, we do know they were already married during
the group's excursion to Holland in June of '72. Tamara
is probably the woman seen kissing Mike before he boards
the twin-seat prop plane in the 1976 NBC-TV special. They
had one daughter together, Summer, and the marriage did
indeed end around 1977.
According to former Beach Boys employee Rick Nelson, quoted
in David Leaf's book, Mike had a girlfriend who was killed
in a car accident toward the end of his six-month meditation
retreat in Switzerland (the first half of 1977). This supposedly
explained Mike's "freaking out" onstage at the
CBS convention in London in July of that year (where Mike
blew up at Brian and reportedly pushed his piano).
According to Rolling Stone magazine, Cathy Linda Martinez
was a "part-time print model" who met Mike at
one of the Beach Boys' "infamous Lake Tahoe engagements".
They were married in a Santa Barbara ceremony officiated
by mail-order minister Wolfman Jack. Following the ceremony,
for which none of the Wilson brothers were present, the
happy couple departed for a honeymoon in Acapulco, returning
a week later on the Love Boat. One son: Michael Edward Love
II. The marriage was over in a year's time.
"Mike Love has been a longtime supporter of environmental
causes and was among speakers at the Earth Summit in Rio
DeJaniero in 1992 and Earth Day 2000 on the Mall in Washington,
D.C. He created the Love Foundation, which supports national
environmental and educational initiatives. He is a member
of the Board of Directors of the Incline Academy in Incline
Village, Nevada, and has been responsible for raising over
$1 million to benefit the school."
"The Beach Boys still tour and give generously to
charities such as Project Teach, The Love Foundation and
the New England Home for Little Wanderers, she [Patricia
Ferrelli, President of the Mike Love Fan Club] added."
Mike Love came from a black school in L.A.,Dorsey High.
He also worked at his fathers machine shop when he was about
Mike has three homes (one on Maui, Hawaii and one at Lake