Teresa Conroy: Dave Gahan’s Ex-wife who introduced him into drugs

By | July 20, 2023
Teresa Conroy: Dave Gahan's Ex-wife who introduced him into drugs

Who Is Teresa Conroy?

Teresa Conroy was born on April 4, 1960, in Sacramento, California, United States. Teresa was a celebrity spouse popularly known as the ex-wife of English singer and songwriter Dave Gahan. Before Dave Gahan, Teresa had a romantic relationship with American musician Eric Carr in 1985. She began her career in the entertainment industry at 17 years old. Teresa Conroy nicknamed T.C. served as Depeche Mode’s American publicist from 1988 to 1989; during this time, she met Dave Gahan.

Very little is known about Teresa’s parents or siblings. We know she was born in Sacramento, California, but we do not know much about her family. We will update this section once the information is publicly available.

Having had a successful career working as a publicist for Depeche Mode, Teresa Conroy transitioned into the role of a journalist. She began working as a life coach in the 50s till date.

We do not know much about Teresa’s net worth, but we do know that she is still working as a life coach, even in her 60s. We also know that her ex-husband is worth $80 million.

Teresa Conroy: Bio Summary

Full NameTeresa Conroy
ProfessionLife Coach
Date of BirthApril 4, 1960
Zodiac SignAries
Age63 years old (in 2023)
BirthplaceSacramento, California, US
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseDave Gahan

Teresa Conroy Dating History

Teresa joined the entertainment industry at a very young age. She dated a lot of men in the early stages of her career. In 1985, Teresa fell in love with American musician Eric Carr when she was 25. Paul Charles Caravelo, famously known as Eric Carr born on July 12, 1950, and was a drummer for the rock band Kiss from 1980 to 1991. Eric and Teresa had a fling, but it did not last long.

In 1988, Teresa Conroy was working for Depeche Mode as a publicist. As Depeche’s U.S. press officer, Teresa was seen hanging out with bands and making calls on their behalf. She met Dave Gahan during this time, and the two fell in love almost immediately. The two dated for years and got married in 1992.

Teresa Conroy Marriage and Divorce

When Teresa Conroy and Dave Gahan met in 1988, Dave was married to Joanne Fox with a son, Jack, and lived happily in England. But Dave wanted to come to America for his music career. In 1991, Dave Gahan moved to the United States after his wife refused to join him.

Immediately after arriving in the U.S., Dave moved in with Teresa in her Los Angeles apartment. In April 1992, Teresa and Dave tied the knot in a Las Vegas wedding Chapel where an Elvis impersonator officiated them. The couple ended their marriage in 1996 due to Teresa’s excessive drug use.

Her Drug Abuse and Complications

Before Teresa and Dave met in 1988, she was already using hard drugs and was open and unashamed. She introduced Dave to heroin and other hard drugs, subsequently getting him addicted. Until Dave met Teresa, he had only tried heroin once. After Dave had gone into rehab for his drug addiction, Teresa left him. In May 1996, Dave injected a lethal mix of heroin and cocaine and died for two minutes. This was shortly after their divorce was official.

Teresa Conroy’s Husband, Dave Gahan

 Dave Gahan, real name Dave Callcott, born on May 9, 1962, is an English singer and songwriter best known as the lead singer for the electronic band Depeche Mode since their formation in 1980. Dave Gahan was born in Epping, Essex, to Sylvia and Len Callcott. Gahan has been living in New York since 1997. He is married to his third wife, Jennifer Sklias, with whom he had a daughter, Stella Rose. Dave Gahan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.

Full NameDavid Callcott
NicknameDave Grahan
Date of BirthMay 9, 1962
Zodiac SignTaurus
Age61 years old (in 2023)
BirthplaceEpping, Essex, England
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJoanne Fox, Teresa Conroy, Jennifer Sklias, 
ChildrenStella Rose Grahan, James Nicholas-Rogers Grahan, Jack Grahan
SiblingsPhil Grahan, Sue Callcott, Peter Grahan
ParentsLen Callcott, Sylvia Grahan