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Cyndi Lauper is an American award-winning singer-songwriter, activist, and actress. Cyndi Lauper is a married woman.

Relationship Facts of Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper is married to David Thornton {Compare Couple}.
Cyndi Lauper married on November 24, 1991.
💑 Anniversary in 55 days 💑
She is mother of One(Declyn Wallace Thorton).
Cyndi Lauper is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

When did Cyndi Lauper and her husband first meet?

Cyndi Lauper is a married woman. She is married to actor David Thornton. He is well-known for his appearance in John Q, Home Alone 3, The Notebook, Law & Order,  and The Other Woman.

The couple met on the set of the film, ‘Off and Running(1991). Since then, they started dating and after some months, the couple decided to get married.

They exchanged wedding vows on November 24, 1991. From their marriage, they have a son named Declyn Wallace Thorton. He was born on November 19, 1997.

Past Relationships

Prior to her marriage with Thorton, Cyndi was in a relationship with Dave Wolff. Wolff was her manager and the couple dated for around six and a half years.

Who is Cyndi Lauper?

Cyndi Lauper is an American award-winning singer-songwriter, activist, and actress. Lauper has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

She has won awards at the Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, Billboard Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and American Music Awards.

Cyndi Lauper: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Childhood, Ethnicity

Cyndi Lauper was born on June 22, 1953, in Ozone Park, Queens, New York City as Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper. As of 2022, her age is 69. She was born to her parents, Fred Lauper(father) and Catrine Gallo(mother).

Does Cyndi have siblings?

The couple divorced when she was just five. She has a younger brother named Fred and an older sister named Ellen. She started writing songs at the age of 12 and played an acoustic guitar gifted by her sister.

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Caption: Cyndi Lauper Pose (Source: Billboard)

Her family lived in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and later moved to Ozone Park. After her parents’ divorce, she and her siblings lived with her mother. Her mother then got married to her second husband.

This made her life much more difficult. She and her sister used to receive rape threats from their stepfather and he would also spy on them when they were bathing. This made her leave the house aged 17. She ended up living in Vermont.

Her ethnicity is German, Swiss, Italian, and American.

Education: School/College, University

Talking about her education, Lauper attended Richmond Hill High School but was expelled. Later, she did earn her GED. She went to Vermont where she studied art at Johnson State College.

Cyndi Lauper: Professional Life, Career

Cyndi Lauper first got critical acclaim in the year 1983 after co-writing a pair of iconic singles, ‘She Bop‘ and ‘Time After Time for her seminal debut, ‘She’s So Unusual.

Following the success, she co-wrote most of the songs in her second album, ‘True Colors’ which included the hit ‘Change of Heart’.

She released her third album, A Night to Remember in the spring of 1989. The album included the hit, the No. 6 single I Drove All Night.’

In June 1993, she released her fourth album Hat Full of Stars which failed commercially.

Her greatest hits album, Twelve Deadly Cyns…and Then Some, was released in the US in the summer of 1995. It sold over six million copies worldwide.

After that, she released her latter albums, Sisters of Avalon, Shine, The Body Acoustic, Bring Ya to the Brink, Memphis Blues, and Detour.

Following her success as an artist, she also became an activist. She raised her voice against social issues including Sisters of Avalon (Ballad of Cleo And Joe, Say A Prayer) and Hat Full of Stars (Sally’s Pigeons, A Part Hate, Broken Glass).

Lauper has also worked for other artists helping in making music and songwriting. She has worked alongside The Hooters, Billy Joel, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jeff Beck, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Max Martin, and Nellie McKay.

In 2013, her songwriting made its way into Broadway for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical, ‘Kinky Boots.

The famous musical received six Tony Awards in total, including one for her which made her the first-ever woman to win solo in that category.

Lauper has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. She has won awards at the Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, Billboard Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and American Music Awards.

Rumors and Controversies

In May 2016, many popular singers canceled their North Carolina performances against the controversial ‘bathroom bill’. However, Lauper maintained her North Carolina tour date.

This act was criticized by many people. The bill enforced people within the state to use the bathroom that matched their gender at birth which discriminated against transgender people.

She Bop, the third single from her debut studio album, ‘She’s So Unusual was a subject of controversy. It is one of her most successful songs but received criticism because it is about female masturbation.

Due to its sexual lyrics, the song was listed in the Parents Music Resource Center’s ‘Filthy Fifteen’ list.


  • Cyndi stated that she recorded the vocals of the song, She Bop while topless in a dark room. 
  • Her sister, Elen ran for the mayorship of Phoenix.
  • In 1997, she appeared in a Halloween ball to raise money dressed as a belly dancer when she was nine months pregnant.
  • Her Trademarks include her Queens accent, offbeat fashion sense, four-octave vocal range, and her ever-changing hair color.

Cyndi Lauper: Net Worth, Salary

Cyndi Lauper has an estimated net worth of around $35 million as of 2022. She has sold over 50 million records worldwide.

From the album, ‘She’s So Unusual, she earned an estimated $16 million. Similarly, she made around $7 million from the album, ‘True Colors.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Cyndi stands at a height of around 5 feet 3 inches. She weighs around 50 kg.

Her body measurements for breasts, waist, and hips are 33-24-33. She has blonde hair and green eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Lauper is active on social media sites. She is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

She has around 382.5k followers on Twitter and around 985k followers on Instagram. Similarly, her Facebook page has around 2.7 million followers.

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