Troy Dandekker is best known as the wife of Bradley Nowell, former lead singer of the band Sublime. Nowell, then 28-year-old, died of a heroin overdose shortly before the release of Sublime’s first major-label album on May 25, 1996. Since then, Dandekker has maintained a low-key lifestyle.

Troy Dandekker Wiki Bio

Troy Dandekker was born on March 25, 1970, which makes her 50 years old as of 2020. She spent her formative years in the US with mother, Robin Newton, and father, David Newton.

Dandekker is cited to be 5 feet and 8 inches tall. As per some sources, she attended Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago, Illinois. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Dandekker expressed her desire to work as a drug counselor, taking the class in the fall of 1996 at Cypress College. Furthermore, in an Instagram post, the 50 years old revealed that she once owned a tattoo shop.

Troy Dandekker and Bradley Nowell Relationship

Dandekker met her future husband, Nowell, while he was on tour in the early 1990s. They tied the knot in a Hawaiian-themed ceremony in Las Vegas on May 18, 1996 after dating for a few years. Unfortunately, Nowell died a week after the ceremony.

On the morning of May 25, Nowell’s band, Sublime, had planned to begin a five-day tour in Northern California. But at their stay in the Ocean View Motel in San Francisco, band’s drummer, Bud Gaugh, found Nowell lifeless body on the floor. Nowell had reportedly died of heroin overdose several hours earlier and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nowell and Dandekker had welcomed their first child, a son, Jakob James Nowell, on June 25, 1995. After Nowell’s death, No Doubt spearheaded a ‘cautionary’ benefit concert in his honor. Dandekker mentioned that the goal of the concert was to increase drug awareness among rock fans and musicians.

Net Worth of Troy Dandekker

Dandekker net worth is estimated to be around $1 million as per various online sources. Additionally, Troy is active on social media. She joined Instagram on January 2015 and currently has 12.9k followers. You can follow Troy Dandekker on Instagram at @mamatroypma.

Who is Troy Dandekker Married to now?

Dandekker re-married six years after Bradley’s death. She and her second husband, Kiki Holmes, tied the knot on November 1, 2002, in an intimate ceremony. Moreover, Holmes commemorated their 14 anniversary with a Instagram post.

The caption read, “14 years with the woman that I love so much. Feels like 36 years…I love my wife and what we created together. #onlylove”

Troy Dandekker in Sublime Documentary

Oscar-winning director Bill Guttentag’s documentary titled Sublime debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2019. Troy and surviving members’ interviews were used in the documentary, chronicling band’s meteoric rise and legacy.

While chatting with the Moveablefest, Dandekker talked about gathering archival material for the documentary, stating, “Seeing the rough cut was intense because there was a lot of stuff I’d never seen before – a lot of interviews and photos. Photos I had and forgot I gave.”

Troy Dandekker Son Struggled With Alcoholism

Dandekker and Nowell’s son, Jakob, began drinking at age 12 and struggled with alcohol for almost ten years. Nevertheless, he overcame the unhealthy dependency after acknowledging his father’s close friend’s 17-year battle with opioid painkillers.

The 24-year-old is currently following his father’s footsteps as a frontman for California-based rock band, LAW. Furthermore, Jacob’s family founded Nowell Family Foundation in 2017. His aunt, Kellie Nowell, is the executive director of the foundation.