Berta Isabel Aguilera: Everything About Frank Gehry’s Wife

Berta Isabel Aguilera

Berta Isabel Aguilera is the wife of Canadian-born American architect and designer Frank Gehry. Berta’s husband Frank Gehry’s buildings including his private residence in Santa Monica, California, have become world-renowned attractions. He designed the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.

Berta Isabel Aguilera: Bio Summary

Name Berta Isabel Aguilera
Age 79 years old as of 2022
Born 1943
Nationality Panamanian
Famous as wife of Frank Gehry
Spouse Frank Gehry
Children Alejandro Gehry and Samuel Gehry
Occupation Secretary

Berta Isabel Aguilera was born in 1943, per sources. If her birth year is correct then she is 79 years old as of 2022. Her exact date of birth is not available but she is a Panamanian. Details of her parents, siblings and other relatives are not available.

Berta Isabel Aguilera’s information on her early life and education has not been made public. She has worked as a secretary and office manager. She is the chief financial officer (CFO) at Gehry Partners, her husband’s firm. She is the wife of Frank Gehry, a naturalized U.S. citizen who also remains a citizen of Canada.

How Did Berta Meet Her Husband?

Berta Isabel Aguilera and Frank Gehry met when Berta went to apply for a secretarial job at Frank’s office. They got attracted to each other and quickly fell in love. They were in a relationship for some time before getting married. The couple has been married since 1975.

Frank Gehry reportedly had a troubled relationship with his two daughters whom he and his ex-wife Anita Snyder had welcomed. Frank was reportedly afraid of starting another family with his wife Berta as Berta wanted to have children.

Also Read: Anita Snyder: Where Is Frank Gehry’s Ex-wife?

Frank Gehry not being able to deal with the situation alone asked his psychoanalyst, Milton Wexler to intervene. It got to a point Milton Wexler took Berta for a walk in Marina del Rey and he told her that Frank Gehry would like to have children but only two.

Frank Gehry was terrified of the effect a family would have on his career. Berta Isabel Aguilera would have to raise the children. Berta agreed and eventually took over the management of his office. Berta and Frank have two children.

Alejandro Gehry and Samuel Gehry are Berta and Frank’s two children. Berta and Frank have been married for close to five decades. As of 2022, their union has lasted for 47 years and still counting. They have kept their union free from divorce and controversies.

ALSO, READ; Leslie Gehry: What Happened To Frank Gehry’s Daughter?

There are no records of Berta Isabel Aguilera’s past relationships, affairs, or marriages. However, her husband Frank Gehry was previously married to Anita Snyder, a stenographer. They got married in 1952 when Frank was at the age of 23 years.

It was during their union that Frank changed his surname from Goldberg to Gehry. He changed his surname after Anita expressed concern about anti-Semitism. They welcomed two children, daughters Leslie Gehry and Brina Gehry. Their marriage ended in 1966.

ALSO, READ; Brina Gehry: Who Is Frank Gehry’s Daughter?

Where Is Berta Now?

As of 2022, Berta Isabel Aguilera is believed to be alive. She is enjoying a blissful married life wife her husband. They live in Santa Monica, California, USA. She has been spotted on several occasions alongside her husband at some public functions. She is living her life away from controversies and drama.

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