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(Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Song-writer, Painter)

Paul Stanley is an American singer, songwriter, and painter. He is best known for being the co-founder, rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Kiss.

Relationship Facts of Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley is married to Erin Sutton {Compare Couple}.
Paul Stanley married on November 19, 2005.
💑 Anniversary in 236 days 💑
He is father of Four (Evan Shane Stanley, Emily Grace Stanley, Colin Michael Stanley, Sarah Brianna Stanley).
Paul Stanley is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Paul Stanley?

Paul Stanley was married to actress Pamela Bowen from 1992 until they got divorced in 2001. They have a son, Evan Shane Stanley, born on June 6, 1994.

On November 19, 2005, Stanley married longtime girlfriend Erin Sutton at the Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, California.

He and his wife welcomed their first child, Colin Michael Stanley, on September 6, 2006. The couple had their second child, Sarah Brianna, on January 28, 2009, in Los Angeles, and on August 9, 2011, they had their third child, Emily Grace.

Who is Paul Stanley?

Paul Stanley is an American musician. Paul Stanley is also a singer, songwriter, and painter. He is best known as the rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Kiss.

Hit Parader ranked him 18th on their list of Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. Readers Poll also named him 13th on their list of Top 25 Frontmen

How many siblings does Paul Stanley have?

Paul Stanely was born as Stanley Bert Eisen on January 20, 1952, in upper Manhattan, New York. His ancestry is Ashkenazi Jewish.

Both his father and mother are Jewish. He has an older sister, Julia, born two years earlier.

He was very good at graphic arts and therefore, attended the High School of Music and Arts, New York and graduated in 1970.

Despite his skill as a graphic artist, he abandoned that as a career and instead played in bands.

Hearing Problem

Stanley had microtia on his right ear from birth. Thus, he found it difficult to hear on that side. He was even taunted for his defect during elementary school.

Despite his hearing problem, Stanley enjoyed listening to music, and he watched American Bandstand on TV.

He had reconstructive surgery for his right ear at the age of 30.

Paul Stanley: Career, Profession

Kiss Band

Before Kiss, Stanley was a member of the local band Rainbow, Uncle Joe, and Post War Baby Boom.

Then he joined Gene Simmon’s band, Wicked Lester. Later in 1973, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley joined and the band was named Kiss.

The American rock band is popular for its members’ face paint and stage outfits. The group rose to fame in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics.

Stanley and Simmons are the only remaining original members as the band has undergone several lineup changes over the years.

Some of the popular albums of the band are Kiss, Destroyer, Creatures of the Night, Revenge, and Love Gun to name a few.

Stanley’s persona in Kiss is “The Starchild” displaying one star over his right eye.

Solo career

Stanley’s first solo album was a self-titled album released in 1978.

In 1989, Stanley sang lead on the title track for the soundtrack for a horror film shocker.

He released a second album, Live to Win, on October 24, 2006.

In October and November 2006, Stanley embarked on a theater tour in support of Live to Win and released a live album and DVD One Live Kiss in 2008.

In 2008, Stanley sang a duet with Sarah Brightman, ”I Will Be with You”, on her Symphony album.

In 2016, he guested in Ace Frehley’s cover album Origin, vol.1

Other works

In 1999, Stanley starred in a Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera, in which he played the role of the Phantom.

He made his debut as a painter in 2006, exhibiting and selling original works of art.

Stanley published his autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed, in April 2014.


  • Inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Showman of the Year award of the Classic Rock Awards for 2008
  • Classic Gold Telly Award for his concert film One Kiss Live in 2009
  • Sound Partners Lifetime Achievement Award from the House Research Institute
  •’s Reader’s Poll listed Paul Stanely among rock and roll’s 25 top frontmen and -women.
  • Stanley, along with original Kiss members, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

Paul Stanley: Net worth, Salary

As of 2023, Paul Stanley has an estimated net worth of over $200 million. He has made most of his earnings from his music career.

Body Stats: Height, Weight

Paul Stanley has a height of 6 ft and a weight of 87kg. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Is Paul Stanley active on social media?

He has 356.1K followers on Instagram and 509K followers on Twitter. He is not active on Facebook.

Paul Stanley’s Surgeries

In October 2004, Stanley had hip-replacement surgery.

But the complications arose from the first surgery and in December 2004, he had another surgery.

He claims the condition of his left hip as the product of thousands of shows performed in platform boots since the early 1970s.

In October 2011, Stanley had surgery on his vocal cords.


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