Mabel Berry: Facts About Muddy Waters’ Wife

Mabel Berry

Muddy Waters was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician who was previously married to Mabel Berry. Mabel Berry became among the wives of Muddy Waters. Mabel Berry and Muddy Waters got married and later decided to live separate lives away from each other. They were married from 1932 to 1935.

Mabel Berry: Bio Summary

NameMabel Berry
Famous asMuddy Waters’ ex-wife
SpouseMuddy Waters

Who Is Mabel Berry?

Mabel Berry is notable as the ex-wife of Muddy Waters. Berry and Muddy Waters got together as husband and wife on November 20, 1932. At their wedding, Robert Nighthawk played guitar as the party reportedly got so wild the floor fell in.

After three years of staying together as a couple, they separated. Mabel Berry left the marriage after learning of his adultery and an illegitimate child with a young girl.

Does Mabel Berry Have Any Children?

Berry is not a mother. She hasn’t given birth, not that we are aware of. There is no record of Mabel Berry and Muddy Waters having children together. Mabel has not provided any information about her children. However, there is no assurance of the above.

Who Is Mabel Berry’s Husband?

Mabel Berry is currently single because we are unaware of her romantic association with any man. She has not been found romantically linked with any other man apart from her former husband, Muddy Waters. Her ex-husband, Muddy Waters is an American blues singer-songwriter and musician.

Muddy Waters was an important figure in the post-war blues scene, and is often cited as the “father of modern Chicago blues”. His style of playing has been characterized as “raining down Delta beatitude”. His music has also had an impact on many American music genres, including rock and roll and rock music.

Muddy Waters is an American born as McKinley Morganfield in Issaquena County, Mississippi, U.S but he grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was born on April 4, 1913. However, his place and date of birth are not conclusively known.

Muddy Waters was at the age of 17 years when he played the guitar and the harmonica, emulating the local blues artists Son House and Robert Johnson. He was raised by his grandmother, Della Grant, who used to call him Muddy, a moniker earned as a result of his tendency for playing in muddy water.

Muddy Waters took the moniker Muddy Waters as his own. He met one of America’s greatest folklorists and ethnomusicologists called Alan Lomax in 1941 and recorded his music. He traveled to Chicago to become a full-time professional musician.

Muddy Waters recorded songs for Mayo Williams at Columbia Records, with an old-fashioned combo consisting of clarinet, saxophone, and piano in the year 1946. He performed at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960, which was recorded. He released it as his first live album, At Newport 1960.

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Waters has worked hard to attain his spot in the entertainment industry. He has worked in the music scene and recorded several studio albums, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed four songs of Muddy Waters among the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. He has earned awards and recognitions as well.

Mabel Berry’s husband, Muddy Waters died in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois. He died on April 30, 1983, from cancer-related complications. He had heart failure. He was 70 years old when he died.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email:

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