Juanita Gardere Biography, Nationality, Family, Marital Status, Career Path and Net Worth

Juanita Gardere is the mother of Sheila E. She seems to be currently single, but before now, she was previously married to Pete Escovedo (1956).

Profile Summary

Full Name Juanita Gardere
Gender Female
Nationality American
Occupation Dairy Factory Worker
Marital Status Divorced – Pete Escovedo
Net Worth $15 million – Daughter, Sheila E.

Who is Juanita Gardere?

Juanita is the mother of Sheila E. She is a dairy factory worker, and was once married to Pete Escovedo, a percussionist. Her famous daughter, Sheila has been romantically linked to Prince and Carlos Santana.

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Sheila E.

Who is Juanita Gardere’s Daughter?


Sheila Cecilia Escovedo known under the stage name Sheila E., is an American percussionist and singer. She began her career in the mid-1970s as a percussionist for The George Duke Band. After separating from the group in 1983, Sheila began a solo career, starting with the release of her debut album in 1984, which included her biggest hit song, “The Glamorous Life”. She also saw a hit with the single “A Love Bizarre”. She is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of Percussion”.

Born in Oakland, California, Sheila E. is the daughter of Juanita Gardere, a dairy factory worker, and percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. Her mother is of Creole-French/African descent, and her father is of Mexican American origin. She was raised Catholic.

Sheila E’s uncle is Alejandro Escovedo, and Tito Puente was Escovedo’s godfather. She also is niece to Javier Escovedo, founder of seminal San Diego punk acts The Zeros. Another uncle, Mario Escovedo, fronted long-running indie rockers The Dragons. She also is the niece of Coke Escovedo, who was in Santana and formed the band Azteca. Nicole Richie is Sheila E.’s biological niece, the daughter of Sheila’s musician brother, Peter Michael Escovedo.

She has publicly stated that, at the age of five, she was raped by her teen-aged babysitter, and this event had a profound influence on her childhood development.

Juanita Gardere’s Net Worth

Juanita’s net worth is not recorded, but his daughter, Sheila E is an American drummer and percussionist, who as of March 2023, her total net worth is about$15 million approximately.


Juanita’s daughter Sheila is a Singer and drummer who worked with Prince on the hit “The Glamorous Life” and who has collaborated with various other artists, including Beyoncé on “Work It Out.”

The Latin musician Tito Puente was her godfather. The first song she appeared on was the 1976 single “Yesterday’s Dream” by Alphonso Johnson.


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