April Kirkwood Had an affair with legend Frankie Valli

Who is April Kirkwood?

April Kirkwood is an American therapist from Port St. Lucie, Florida. She is among the 22 contestants willing to ‘fight’ for the leading man Gerry Turner on The Golden Bachelor.

Kirkwood holds a double Master’s degree in counseling and has worked as an instructor and counselor for over 25 years in education and mental health. She is also an author who dreams of becoming a bestselling author in the future.

April Kirkwood

Was April Kirkwood Married Before?

Kirkwood was first married to Phillip Regano but divorced after 18 months of marriage. She was later married to Bill Kirkwood and lived happily for 17 years until they divorced. Bill and April have two children Dana and Grant.

While April was dating Bill, she revealed in an interview that she ran off to be with Frankie in Chicago.

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Kirkwood Had an affair with legend Frankie Valli

Kirkwood and legend singer Frankie Vallie met when she was only 6 years old. Her family took her to most of his shows and dressed her up uniquely which attracted attention wherever she was.

Kirkwood was only sixteen when she lost her virginity to Frankie Valli at his hotel on Belmont Avenue. At the time he was 39 years old while she was 16. That was the beginning of an on-and-off two-decade affair.

Kirkwood with Frankie Valli when she was a teenager
Kirkwood with Frankie Valli when she was a teenager

April revealed that she loved the singer so much but Frankie Valli had other plans for himself. She wrote her book Endless Season, where she detailed her affair with Frankie Valli.

April Kirkwood Parents, Age, Family

Kirkwood was born on December 3, 1957, in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She is currently 65 years old. Her parents Ralph and Beverly Gatta divorced when she was three years old. She and her mother went to live in Youngstown, Ohio at her grandmother’s chicken farm.

April Kirkwood Career

April Kirkwood is an education professional with over 25 years of experience in public education and mental health. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has two master’s degrees in school and community counseling. Throughout her career, April has worked as a social worker, teacher, guidance counselor, and mentor for new teachers.

April is the author of Working My Way Back To Me, where she shares her story of transformation. She also wrote her memoir Big Girls Do Cry in 2015.

April Kirkwood’s Net Worth

As an author and therapist, Kirkwood has an estimated net worth ranging between $50, 000 and $200, 000.

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April Kirkwood at The Golden Bachelor

Kirkwood was one of the 22 contestants revealed to be fighting for Gerry Turner’s heart on The Golden Bachelor. Other contestants include Anna Zalk, April Kirkwood 65, Christina Kempton 73, Edith Aguirre 60, Ellen Goltzer 71, Faith Martin 61, Jeanie Howard 65, Joan Vassos 60, Kathy Swarts 70, Leslie Fhima 64, Maria Trice 60, Marina 60, Nancy Hulkower 60, Natascha Hardee 60, Pamela Burns 75, Patty James 70, Peggy Dercole 69, Renee Halverson-Wright 67,  Sandra 75, Susan Noles 66, Sylvia Robledo 64, and Theresa Nist 70.

What is The Golden Bachelor All about?

The Golden Bachelor is a new spinoff of the Bachelor Franchise which will feature “a whole new kind of love story — one for the golden years.” As the description for the show reads, the series follows a “hopeless romantic,” who seizes his “second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life.”

Turner who is 72 years old will be the first Golden Bachelor of the show. He will get to date 22 women in order to find “the one”. The show will be hosted by Jesse Palmer who was once The Bachelor Lead in season 5.

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