Celebrity Spouses

The Untold Truth of Donald Glover’s Wife – Michelle White

Donald Glover and Michelle White

Who is Michelle White?

Michelle White was born in the United States of America, and is best known for being the wife of the actor Donald Glover, who gained fame through his work in films such as “Atlanta”, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “The Lion King”. He is also a musician, releasing music under the stage name Childish Gambino.

The Riches of Michelle White

As of early-2020, Michelle White’s net worth is estimated to be over $500,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. She probably benefits from the success of her husband too, as Donald has a net worth estimated to be over $35 million – he’s been involved in a lot of high profile projects in the entertainment industry, from films to music.

Michelle White, Donald Glover

Posted by MF Fashion on Monday, November 4, 2019

Secretive Life and Relationship

Michelle’s life has mainly been out of the spotlight for most of the time. Even her relationship with Glover has been hidden from the public, as her partner isn’t one to share details about life outside of work. Before revealing their relationship, he had expressed his desire to work as a wedding planner though he doesn’t incline towards marriage as he believes it’s something that doesn’t quite fit in with the way he sees things.

Despite that, he announced while accepting a Golden Globe award in 2017 that he was married, and also has a child, also revealing the names of the two.

This came as a surprise to many of his fans as while he kept a modicum of public life through social media, never had he posted about a family, and he hadn’t been seen with her in any way before the announcement. In 2018, during another speech, he thanked his partner and their unborn child, confirming that they had a second child on the way. The two have since been spotted sporadically in public, though it is not clear if she is his wife. He mentioned her being his wife once, though often referring to her as a partner.

Partner – Donald Glover

Donald Glover grew up in Georgia, and is the son of a postal worker while his mother was already retired from daycare work.

Donald Glover

He grew up alongside two siblings, and attended Lakeside High School before moving to DeKalb School of the Arts. At a young age, he dreamed of becoming a writer, and after matriculating enrolled at New York University, taking up a degree in dramatic writing.

Around this time, he also developed an interest in becoming a DJ, and produced a few tracks under the name mcDJ. After completing his degree, he caught the attention of a producer of “30 Rock”, and he was hired him to become a writer for the sitcom which he did for three years.

While he was relatively unknown, he often collaborated with the comedy sketch group Derrick Comedy, appearing in their YouTube channel numerous times. In 2009, the same group was responsible for writing and creating the film “Mystery Team”.

 Rise to Fame

Also In 2009, Glover gained his first notable television role in “Community” appearing for a few seasons before leaving the show due to some issues he was going through at the time. At around that time, he began releasing music under the name Childish Gambino, a few mixtapes. A viral campaign then began for him being cast in “The Amazing Spider-Man” films, but the role was later given to Andrew Garfield as Sony never bothered to contact him.

Posted by Donald Glover on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Two years later, he released his first extended play (EP), and began his rise in the music industry.

His debut studio album called “Camp” was released, with notable songs such as “Heartbeat”. In 2012, he collaborated with Leona Lewis for the single “Trouble” which had a bit of popularity in the UK. The following year, he gained one of his notable roles in the television show “Atlanta”, which he also wrote and produced. In 2013, he released his second album which reached seventh spot on the Billboard 200 chart – he received two nominations during the Grammy Awards of the year.

Afterward, he began to take more roles in film and television seriously, and his fame grew significantly.

Mainstream Attention and Stardom

In 2015, Glover earned a lot of attention for his performance in “The Lazarus Effect”, and then appeared in “Magic Mike XXL” as a singer, performing a cover of “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. His string of films that year ended with a role in the film adaptation of “The Martian”, which starred Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. Around the same time, he began doing more music for film releases, gaining a lot of praise for his work in “Atlanta” winning two Primetime Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards for his work.

In 2016, he released his third album “Awaken, My Love!”, which contained the hit single “Redbone” which helped him win his first Grammy Award. The album was widely praised by critics, mainly for its evident influences of various music genres. The following year, he made a short appearance in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” as the character Aaron Davis, who also went by the name Prowler in the comics. By the end of the year, he announced that he would be making his final Gambino album.

Recent Projects – Donald Glover

In 2018, Glover signed with RCA Records, and then released the single “This Is America” which would win him four Grammy Awards.

He also worked in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, portraying a younger version of the character Lando Calrissian. His performance was praised, but the film itself lacked any substance to add to the Star Wars continuity.

He also collaborated with other artists during this period, and headlined Coachella in 2018. The following year, he became a part of the remake of “The Lion King” which was directed by Jon Favreau, which proved highly successful at the box office, one of the highest-grossing films of all time. In 2020, he surprised everyone when he released a new album called “Donald Glover Presents” which featured guests such as Ariana Grande. However, the album was later taken down.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment