Bradley Nowell’s wife, Troy Dendekker Biography: Age, Net Worth, Children, Parents, Photos

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Troy Dendekker is an American musician, drug activist, and the former wife of the late Bradley Nowell, the lead singer and guitarist of the band Sublime.

Her fame arose after her husband’s tragic death in 1996 due to a heroin overdose while on tour with the band. Troy is a proud mother and has been actively involved in raising awareness about drug addiction and advocating for a drug-free America.


  • Full Name: Troy Dendekker
  • Date of Birth: March 8, 1971
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: United States of America
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Musician, Drug Activist
  • Height: 167cm
  • Parents: David Newton (Father), Robin Newton (Mother)
  • Spouse: Kiki Holmes (Second Marriage)
  • Children: Jakob James Nowell
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $1 million

Early Life & Education

Troy Dendekker, currently 52, was born in the United States on March 8, 1971. She grew up in a loving family with her father, David Newton and her mother, Robin Newton.

Although, at the moment, limited information is available about her early life and education. Troy has yet to disclose much about her upbringing, including any siblings she may have had or where she grew up.

Personal Life

Troy Dendekker’s personal life took a significant turn when she met Bradley Nowell while he was on tour in the early 1990s.

They fell deeply in love and eventually got married. However, tragedy struck just a week after their wedding when Bradley passed away from a heroin overdose.

Despite their short-lived marriage, Troy and Bradley had a son named Jakob James Nowell, born on June 25, 1995.

After Bradley’s death, Troy focused on raising Jakob as a single mother. She later found love again and married Kiki Holmes in a private ceremony, marking their 18th year of marriage in November 2020.


While there is limited information about Troy’s career, she has mentioned that she used to sing in a band. However, she gained more recognition as the wife and widow of Bradley Nowell, the lead singer of Sublime.

After Bradley’s death, Troy played a crucial role in negotiating with the band’s record label and head, Paul Ruffino, to create a documentary film about her late husband and the band’s journey.

She also collaborated with Courtney Love on various TV appearances, raising awareness about a drug-free America and dissociating drugs from the music industry. In 2013, Troy won a Creator Award for her efforts in this field.

Net Worth

Troy Dendekker’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million.

This includes her earnings from her various endeavors and a significant portion of the wealth inherited from her late husband, Bradley Nowell.

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