Florence Welch is an English singer. She is best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine.

She is popular for her debut studio album, Lungs, which ranked no. 1 in the UK Albums Chart and also received the BRIT Award for Best British Album in 2009.

Childhood, Family, and Education

Welch was born on August 8, 1986, in Camberwell, London, England, UK, as Florence Leontine Mary Welch. Her parents, Nick Russell Welch, an advertising executive, and Evelyn Kathleen Samuels, an American immigrant, divorced when Florence was thirteen.

Florence’s mother, Evelyn, a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard University, and Warburg Institute, University of London, is currently a Professor of Renaissance Studies, Provost, and Senior Vice President at King’s College.

Through her mother, Welch has both British and American citizenship.

The 35-year-old attended Thomas’s London Day School and Alleyn’s School, South East London. She enrolled at Camberwell College of Arts before dropping out to focus on her musical career.

Florence has two siblings, Grace Welch and J.J. Welch, and four stepsiblings, Maddie, Sam, John, and Nick.

Age and Height

Florenc is currently 35 years old. Talking about her height, she is 5 ft and 8½ in (1.74 m) tall.

Florence Welch Net Worth and Album Sales and Earnings

Welch has a net worth of $28 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth. She has been the lead vocalist of the English indie rock band, Florence and the Machine, since 2007.

The band’s debut studio album, Lungs, is one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010, with an estimated 66 million copies sold worldwide, bringing a total of $3.9 million in sales of recorded music.

Their second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, sold approximately 2 million copies sold, with record sales of $2.6 million.

The band’s third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, topped the UK charts, becoming their first album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200.

Inside Florenc Welch’s London Home
Source: Vogue

Florence and the Machine sold over 618 thousand tickets from the Ceremonials Tour, earning $31.8 million worldwide. Pollstar named it the 40th best-selling tour in the world and Paste Magazine ranked it as the 7th best tour of 2012.

Moreover, the How Big, How Blue, and How Beautiful tour sold over 153 thousand tickets and grossed over $8.8 million.

Welch was featured on Calvin Harris’ song “Sweet Nothing”, which earned a nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy Awards, The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 10 on US Billboard Hot 100, marking Welch’s first top-ten hit in the United States.

In 2018, Florence and the Machine released their fourth album, High as Hope, which has sold over one million copies worldwide.

Is Florence Welch married? Her Husband/ Partner & Relationship Status

Welch is not married and has no husband or children as of now. The 34-year-old vocalist has had some partners in the past though.

Florence was in a relationship with Stuart Hammond, a literary editor, from 2008 to 2011, according to The Sun. The couple was rumored to be engaged but later split after 3 years.

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Florence and her former boyfriend

She dated Irish actor and television presenter, James Nesbitt for about two years. The two had first met through mutual friends in east London on a photoshoot. Welch and Nesbitt were together from 2012 to 2013.

Welch was also romantically linked to The Maccabees guitarist Felix White in 2016; however, neither of them officially confirmed the rumors.

Apart from that, she allegedly dated Andrew Wyatt for a short time.

Florence Welch and never married and doesn’t have kids yet. She has had short-term relationships which are rumored to be because of her drinking habits, anxiety, and depression.

Is she a Bisexual?

People claimed her to be bisexual after she was spotted raising her voice in support of the LGBT+ community.

Welch’s Tattoos and their Meanings

Florence is a tattoo lover and has inked in different places throughout her body. Her tattoos and their meanings is listed below.

  1. ‘Always Lonely and the Eye’ Tattoo
  2. Banner, bird, heart, writing on her forearm
  3. Birdcage on her knuckle
  4. Logo, triangle on her knuckle
  5. Cross on the back of her hand
  6. Star on her knuckle
  7. Ampersand on her knuckle
  8. Arrow, heart on her elbow

Florence Welch is also an Author

Nonetheless, she seems to be more focused on her career right now, having published her first book titled Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry in July 2018. The book is a collection of lyrics and poems alongside the artwork.

Besides, you can follow Florence on Instagram at @florence to know more about her personal and professional life.