Who is Ronnie Radke?
Famous American singer-songwriter and record producer Ronald Joseph ‘Ronnie’ Radke was born in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, on 15 December 1983, making Sagittarius his zodiac sign. He’s probably known best for being the former lead singer of the rock ‘n’ roll band Escape the Fate, while he’s today the lead singer of the rock ‘n’ roll band Falling in Reverse.
Education and early life
Ronnie was raised in Las Vegas alongside his brothers Matthew Radke and Anthony James Radke, by their father Russell Radke; their (unnamed) mother was a drug addict and rarely spent any time at home. Ronnie’s brother Anthony died in a car crash in 2013, aged 33.
Ronnie began playing the guitar while attending a local elementary school, and started off by learning Blink-182 songs. He became serious about music while attending a local high school, and founded several bands during his time there; he once ran away from home to play with his friends, and claimed that their band sounded ‘just like Blink-182’. Ronnie spent some time living with his best friend Mitch, prior to spending some time living with his mother.
He and his band performed a few times at Huntridge and Chain Reaction in Las Vegas, the after they disbanded, he returned home and continued living with his father and brothers. Ronnie enrolled at high school again, but then also dropped out again. At the age of 17, he founded the band True Story together with Max Green, and with them recorded the songs “The Worst Time” and “Listen Up!”, which he had previously written in 1998.
Career as a musician
In 2004, aged 20, Ronnie was suggested to Bryan Mooney who was looking for a vocalist for his band; he was impressed with Ronnie’s skills, and after Robert Ortiz was selected as their drummer, they founded Escape the Fate; not long after this, Omar Espinosa became their rhythm guitarist, and Carson Allen their keyboardist.
The year 2006 saw Escape the Fate record the demo “Escape the Fate EP” and sign with Epitaph Records; on 26 September of the same year, they released their debut album “Dying Is Your Latest Fashion”.
Ronnie was already on probation when he was arrested in 2008 for owning brass knuckles, and was sentenced to spend 2.5 years behind bars, and was thus kicked out of Escape the Fate and replaced by Craig Mabbitt. Ronnie and Craig entered a feud while he was in jail, as Craig often insulted Ronnie during Escape the Fate’s live performances, while Ronnie responded on social media networks; Craig then began dating Ronnie’s former girlfriend – hostilities only ended in 2014, when Escape the Fate and Ronnie’s new band both headlined the Bury the Hatchet tour.
Ronnie began writing new music while incarcerated in High Desert State Prison, and together with Nason Schoeffier founded Falling in Reverse; the first idea for the band’s name was From Behind These Walls. Ronnie was released in December 2010, and in the same month released the Falling in Reverse’s debut single “Raised by Wolves”. on 26 June 2011, they signed a contract with Epitaph Records, and released their debut album “The Drug in Me Is You”. Their second album “Fashionably Late” came out on 18 June 2013, and both albums reached the top 20 on US Billboard charts; the band’s third album “Just Like You” was released on 17 February 2015, and their fourth and most recent album “Coming Home” came out on 7 April 2017. They revealed on 5 January 2022 that they were working on their upcoming extended play (EP) “Neon Zombie”.
The Roast of Ronnie Radke kicked off in Anaheim this weekend! It was a good time so make sure you're at one of the shows so you can see Willard roast Ronnie and see us play some acoustic songs. Tickets at https://t.co/GyZl8Cn6AD.
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— Falling In Reverse (@FIROfficial) October 23, 2018
Since May 2013, Ronnie’s also been working on his solo career. He launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 31 May 2013, and on the same day released his single “Fair-Weather Fans”, and a day later, he released his second song “What Up Earth?” The first single “Blacklist” from his to-be-released mixtape was uploaded onto his YouTube channel on 5 July 2013, but the mixtape hasn’t been released to this day. Ronnie then feuded with the band I See Stars and the record label Sumerian Records, releasing the diss track “I Wash Cars”; the founder of Sumerian Records Ash Avildsen responded with his own diss track “When Ronnie Met Sally”, but the feud has since been resolved.
Love life and relationships
Ronnie hasn’t disclosed many details about his love life, but there are two women whom he’s been with, that his fans know about. He began dating American model Crissy Henderson in 2010, and they have a daughter together; the two became engaged in 2012, but broke up in the following year because of Ronnie’s inability to be faithful.
Since 2018, he’s been in a relationship with famous British professional wrestler Saraya Jade Bevis, aka Saraya; she’s probably known best for the time which she spent in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under ring name Paige. There are rumors circulating the internet today, claiming that Ronnie and Saraya have married, but these haven’t been confirmed.
Ronnie’s in a long-term relationship with Saraya Jade Bevis as of April 2023, he hasn’t married and has a daughter with former girlfriend Crissy Henderson.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Ronnie’s denounced religion because of how it treats the LGBT community, stating that he found hypocrisy in the fact that Christianity once condemned gay people, and is now all of a sudden accepting them.
He’s co-written his memoir “I Can Explain” with American journalist Ryan J. Downey, and it was published in 2023.
Ronnie’s followed by more than 1.2 million people on Instagram, but has posted only 14 pictures onto the network. His band’s YouTube channel “Falling In Reverse” today numbers nearly 700,000 subscribers, while all of their 130 videos combined have been watched close to 250 million times.
Ronnie’s favorite Hollywood actor is Vin Diesel, while some of his favorite movies include “XXX: Return of Xander Cage”, “The Fast and the Furious” and “The Pacifier”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Ronnie’s age is 39. He has brown eyes and black hair, is 6ft (1.85m) tall and weighs around 175lbs (79kgs).
Ronnie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of April 2023.