- Yoko Ono is a multimedia artist widely known for being married to the late Beatle John Lennon.
- She has two kids.
- Yoko is not currently married.
- On Jan. 2, 2023, Yoko took to Twitter to share a present-day self-portrait and discuss New Year’s resolutions.
The iconic Yoko Ono, 89, was married to the late Beatle John Lennon from 1969 until he was killed in 1980. Despite being widely blamed for the band’s breakup, John and Yoko were madly in love for many years. During their marriage, they welcomed one son, Sean Lennon, 47, and earlier, Yoko welcomed a daughter. Below is everything to know about Yoko’s kids and what she’s said about being a mom!
Yoko Ono & John Lennon’s Son, Sean
Yoko and the “Imagine” hitmaker welcomed their baby boy, Sean, into the world on October 9, 1975, in New York City. Notably, Sean and his late father share the exact same birthday, as John was born that day 35 years prior. Most recently, the 89-year-old artist took to Instagram to wish her son a happy birthday on Oct. 9, 2021. “Happy Birthday John! Happy Birthday Sean! I love you! yoko,” she captioned the sweet throwback photo of Sean and John blowing out birthday candles together. And in Sept. 2018, Sean took to Instagram to share a snapshot with his mom. “Chillin w the Good Witch of the Upper West: @yokoonoofficial,” the singer captioned the post.
Sean went on to become a successful musician like his parents. Over the years he has worked with many popular artist, like “Summertime Sadness” songstress Lana Del Rey, 37. In 2017, Sean and Lana collaborated on the track “Tomorrow Never Came” on the beauty’s album Lust For Life. The duo even performed the hit song during a 2019 Hollywood Bowl concert in Los Angeles. Some of Sean’s popular songs include “Happy Xmas Feat. Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson“, “La Seine and I”, and “A Monster In Paris.”
Her Daughter Kyoko Chan Cox
Yoko not only is a mom to Sean, but she also welcomed a daughter during her first marriage with producer Anthony Cox. The talented singer welcomed her daughter, Kyoko Chan Cox, 59, in 1963, about 12 years before Sean’s birth. Although not much is publicly known about Kyoko, it is known that her mom and dad were married more than once. Yoko and Anthony first tied the knot in 1962 only to divorce a year later, however, they got married once more in 1963 and remained together until their 1969 divorce.
What Yoko Has Said About Motherhood
These days, Yoko lives a life mostly out of the spotlight, but she has spoken publicly a few times about being a proud mom. In 2014, she told MotherMag her thoughts on childbirth. “The minute-to-minute hardships women go through to carry their babies are never discussed or reported in the media, anywhere,” she said at the time. “No one ever talks about carrying around that big tummy 24 hours a day. A staggering number of women don’t even survive the experience, and die during childbirth. But we never complain. We just remain thankful that our babies came out looking powerful and sweet at the same time. Every baby is a Revolution.”
And earlier, in 2011, Yoko spoke to Esquire, via Esme about becoming a widow after John’s death. “[John] was a very strong and beautiful and protective force for me,” she said at the time. “I didn’t think I would be a widow. Nobody thinks they are going to be a widow. And the minute I was a widow, I started to see what a test it is to be a widow in this society.”