Last night singer and former soap opera star Gloria Loring appeared on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN talk show to publicly discuss for the first time her experience with the childhood trauma of being sexually abused by her father. Loring revealed the trauma as part of her new memoir Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous. The discussion was a moving experience to watch, and we applaud her bravery. We feel like it will serve as a great example to be learned from for anyone that is or knows someone that is struggling with similar issues.
Loring rose to fame on the NBC soap opera Days Of Our Lives in 1980. Her music contributions are highlighted with her Co-writing and singing on the theme songs of 70’s and 80s classic TV shows Different Strokes and The Facts of Life, as well as her number 1 adult contemporary duet “Friends and Lovers”, that was performed with Carl Anderson. In many ways this served as an inspiration to her son Robin Thicke. Clizbeats.com reader’s know that Robin grew up to become a Grammy winning singer/song/producer, as well as a friend to Clizbeats.
Prior to the release of her memoir, Loring’s experience as an author included a series of diet focused books for people with diabetes in honor of her son Brennan Thicke. Brennan was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in 1979. Gloria’s book Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous is currently available at book retailers.
Watch her discussion with Dr. Drew below
Gloria Loring On Dr. Drew
Gloria Loring And Carl Anderson
“Friends And Lovers”
Gloria Loring Featuring Robin Thicke
The Facts Of Life
Performed By Gloria Loring