His life basically revolves around music, a cause he has been involved in most of his life. Chad Gilbert joined his first band, Shai Hulud at the age of 14. For the past two decades he has been the lead guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the rock band New Found Glory.

However, as successful as he has become in his career, he never seemed able to hold it together on the marital front. Here’s everything you need to know about the relationship between this American musician and record producer.

Chad Gilbert Bio

New Found Glory’s lead guitarist was born ChadEverett Gilbert on March 9, 1981 in Coral Springs, Florida. He attended JP Taravella High School. Gilbert grew up listening to retro rock and country music from the 50s and 60s, just like his parents. He spent most of his adult life in Los Angeles (age 14) before moving full time to Franklin, Nashville.

Since his teenage years, Chad Gilbert has lived a clean lifestyle that was partially inspired by listening to H2O songs. However, in 2010, he had health issues that required surgery. Half of his thyroid was removed following the discovery of suspicious cells. The operation was a success and no cancerous cells were found.


He was recruited as a vocalist by the newly formed hardcore punk band Shai Hulud, and sang with them from 1995 to 1997. The band recorded a three-song piece (EP) titled A Deep Hatred of Man (1997 ), but became known for their feature debut, Hearts Filled with Hope and Compassion which was released later that year. He would, however, rejoin his parent group in 2004 and in 2012 produced and produced his fourth studio album, named Reaching Beyond the Sun (2013).

Shortly after leaving, he joined the three friends, Jordan Pundik (lead vocals), Ian Grushka (bass guitar) and Steve Klein (guitar) to form the rock band, Found Glory. As a member of the quintet, Gilbert plays guitar, sings and composes music. Cyrus Bolooki then joined the band in 1997 to replace temporary drummer Joe Marino and Klein. In 2013, the group is renowned for their energetic performances. He is considered by music critics to be a key pioneer of the pop-punk genre. They have released nine studio albums, one live album, two EPs and three cover albums.

Additionally, Gilbert was a lead singer in the band’s now defunct side-project is their international hardcore punk band, International Superheroes of Hardcore. They recorded about sixteen songs, all typically humorous. Their solo album titled Takin’ it Ova! (2008) was included in the New Found Glory EP The Top of the Iceberg and is available separately on 12″ vinyl. Also in 2008, on November 25, they released an EP, HPxHC

Chad Gilbert has a solo project known as What’s Eating Gilbert? for which he began writing songs in 2009 and is also credited as a record producer on several projects. Despite his busy schedule with New Found Glory, he found time to release free solo music online, including several demos and 7″ vinyl records. He released three EPs in 2010, Coups Pas Cher EP (2012), a single with the band Octaves in 2013 and Allons-y EP in 2014. What’s Eating Gilbert’s debut album, This New Sound You’re Looking For was released by Hopeless Records in 2015.

As a producer, Chad produced H2O Nothing to Prove (2008) and Use Your Voice (2015), A Day to Remember albums including Homesickness (2009), What Separates Me From You (2010 ), and Common Courtesy (2013), as well as Fireworks’s All I Have to Offer Is My Own Confusion n (2009). Additionally, he wrote the song Ça passe ou ça casse for American Pie 2. In 2018, he embarked on his latest project, the annual breakfast-themed music festival BreakFEST, which kicked off June 24 on The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall.

Although he has been in the industry for over two years, for decades and counting, Gilbert has maintained his passion and drive by staying focused, staying true to his roots, and making professional and creative decisions that still serve his public.

Relationship with Sherri DuPree

Sherri DuPree is Gilbert’s first known partner. Born on December 3, 1983, she is also a musician and singer-songwriter. Like Chad, she also belongs to a band known as Eisley, which she formed with her siblings in 1997 and is known to be one of their main singers and songwriters. Plus, she’s a visual artist.

The duo married on February 17, 2007, but the union didn’t last long and was soon wrapped up. Following their divorce, Sherri remarried another musician, Max Bemis, in July 2009, while Chad moved on with Hayley Williams. DuPree and Bemis are the parents of three children; two daughters Lucy Jean and Coraline Mae and one son, Charles Hanley.

Chad Gilbert and Haylee Williams

New Found Glory lead guitarist began dating Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams in 2008. Williams joined the NFG as a traveling guest in 2010 (bass) and 2014 (vocals) and also inspired their song Vicious Love.

Six years into their relationship, they got engaged in December 2014 and less than two years later decided to become husband and wife. The rock star couple celebrated their wedding on February 20, 2016. Although they had a long and sweet time together, they apparently got married. They announced their separation on July 1, 2017, after being together for almost ten years, although they remained close to each other. friends.