Marjorie Bach is wife to famous rock star Joe Walsh and sister to Barbara Bach, who you might know from the 1977 James Bond movie. Bach is not a fan of the media; hence not much is known about her, but we have managed to dig up a few facts. For instance, did you know that she is an alumnus of UCLA and John Cabot International University, Rome? Also, Joe Walsh is her second husband, having been previously married in September 1993 to Lord Alexander Rufus Isaacs; the marriage lasted 15 years. Below are more details to help you know Bach much better.
1. She Was an Addict
Bach, her husband, sister, and brother-in-law, struggled with addiction for many years. According to Beatles in London, collectively, the four of them have over a century of sobriety. The younger Bach sister has been sober for 29 years while her husband has been sober for 27 years. While Barbara, Starr, and Walsh have been open about their recovery journey, Bach does not seem ready to talk about that part of her life.
2. She is an Avid Supporter of Facing Addiction with NCADD
In 2018, Facing Addiction with NACDD hosted their Annual Benefit Gala to celebrate recovery and raise awareness concerning alcohol and drug addiction. They also honored individuals, such as Bach and her husband, who have been contributing to the noble cause for decades. The couple helped Facing Addiction with NCADD get off the ground in October 2015 and become nationally recognized.
3. Her Efforts in Helping Recovery Programs Have Been Appreciated
Besides receiving the Humanitarian Award from Facing Addiction with NCADD, Bach was honored by Peggy Albrecht Friendly House that same year. It is a women’s recovery center and sober living program based in Los Angeles. While Demi Moore got the Woman of the Year Award, the program’s 29th Annual luncheon awarded Bach and her sister Barbara.
4. She is Usually in the Shadow of Her Husband and Sister
Some families are blessed to have siblings who are all famous in their own right. Take, for instance, the Hadid siblings, the Kardashians, and the Jenners; each person is a celebrity; hence no one has to bask in the spotlight of another. Unfortunately, that cannot be said of Bach. She is barely known, and every time you hear her name, you have to be reminded that she is sister to Barbara Bach, a renowned model, and actress. Bach is also better known as wife to Walsh, Eagles band guitarist.
5. She is a Breast Cancer Survivor
According to Simms/Mann Center, Bach was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer hence joined the Center in 2013 as a patient. Before long, she was on the Advisory Board as a member, and the Center cites her as being thoughtful, having immense patience, understanding, and devoted kindness. Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology was founded in 1992; it provides care to cancer patients and families affected by cancer. Due to her personal battle with cancer, it was befitting for Bach to join the Advisory Board.
6. She is a Career Woman
Besides being a pretty face, Bach is quite a highly driven career woman. She founded bitMAX, a digital media management company with global clients. She prides herself on being the person who pushed for the company’s expansion enabling it to grow beyond US borders and venture into the European and Asian markets. After years of service in the high-tech industry, she retired from her position as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
7. She is a Private Person
Bach barely talks about her personal life, so she has not even interviewed with the media outlets, although her husband is quite talkative. So private is she that her LinkedIn profile is nearly blank. Apart from listing that she is the executive vice president and founder of bitMAX, Bach does not bother listing her work experience in other companies or even educational background. With such a love for privacy and a LinkedIn profile with 41 followers, it is safe to assume that you will not find her on social media, although her husband is active on Instagram.
8. She Once Feared Her Husband Would Die Due to His Addiction
Alcohol and drugs have been the destruction of many rock stars, and some have lost their lives. Jimi Hendrix, for instance, choked on his own vomit after blacking out from drinking and taking different drugs. On the other hand, Jani Lane died from acute alcohol poisoning, while Steve Clark had respiratory failure caused by excessive alcohol combined with anti-depressant and painkillers. Seeing that so many musicians have lost their lives to drugs and alcohol, it was logical that Bach worried her husband was headed in the same direction. It is, therefore, no wonder that when Walsh told his addiction story, Bach kept sobbing, knowing how close she came to losing him, yet he was there standing as a testimony of how sobering up gave him a new lease of life.
9. She Doesn’t Have Biological Kids
Although Walsh got children from his previous marriages, his first-born daughter, Emma, unfortunately, died when she was three. It took such a toll on him, and the strained relationship led to him divorcing Stephanie. Later, he had another daughter, Lucy, who has inherited her father’s passion for music thus is a pianist, singer, and songwriter. He also has two sons, Alden and Emerson, but not much is known about them. Since he married Bach when she was a bit advanced in age, it makes sense that the two do not have kids together.
10. She is the Fifth Wife to Joe Walsh
Bach is the fifth wife to Walsh; his first wife was Margie, then came Stephanie, Juanita, and Denise. On 13 December 2013, he married Bach, whom he told Interview Magazine was the part of his life that had been missing for so long; thus, the relationship has lasted this long. He once was romantically involved with Stephanie Nicks, but even after they broke up, she still describes him as the great love of her life, but Walsh only has fondness and respect for her.