The Truth About Tony Bennett's Wife

In February 2021, Tony Bennett and his family revealed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The singer's family came out with the news that he has been living with the disease since 2015 via a profile published by AARP magazine on Feb. 1, 2021.

According to the article, Bennett began showing signs of Alzheimer's in 2015, and was officially diagnosed in 2016. He kept the news secret and continued to perform at the recommendation of neurologists. He also started following a healthy diet and exercising regularly with a trainer. His son, Danny Bennett, and wife Susan Crow, expressed to AARP that even when displaying symptoms of Alzheimer's, Bennett seems to be cured as soon as he hits the stage.

"Both Susan and Danny said that backstage, Tony could seem utterly mystified about his whereabouts. But the moment he heard the announcer's voice boom 'Ladies and gentlemen — Tony Bennett!' he would transform himself into performance mode, stride out into the spotlight, smiling and acknowledging the audience's applause," the article detailed. 

In a tweet sharing the piece, Bennett thanked AARP, his family and specifically his wife for supporting him. It's clear Bennett has a huge amount of appreciation for Crow and Crow expressed how much he means to her in the sit-down with AARP. In honor of their long, sweet relationship, let's uncover the truth about Tony Bennett's wife.

Tony Bennett's wife has supported him her whole life

Susan Crow was born in 1966, making her 40 years younger than Tony Bennett. Crow had been a passionate supporter of Bennett and his music since she was a child, begging her parents to take her to his shows and often requesting his songs on local radio stations, as noted by AARP. She eventually founded a fan club for Bennett, which helped her score backstage passes to his concert in 1985 when she was 19 years old. The two hit it off and ultimately fell in love, dating for two decades, per The Sunbefore saying "I do" in 2007.

They have since lived happily in New York and on the road together, pursuing their passions and supporting one another. Together they've founded Exploring the Arts — an organization that raises money for public schools — and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, from where Tony hails. Crow has been Bennett's main caretaker and supporter through his diagnosis and the coronavirus pandemic. Although she has admitted it "gets very difficult," she reminds herself that she and Bennett are in a better position than many handling Alzheimer's disease.

Plus, the passion they feel for each other seems just as strong as it was when they met. In an Instagram post to celebrate Crow's birthday in 2020, for example, Bennett praised his wife, writing, "She makes my life better in every way, and I owe so much to her."