Inside The Life Of Pele Massa; The Ex-Partner Of Ted Nugent

By AaronePublished on: December 3, 2023 Updated on: December 3, 2023
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Back in the 70s, Pele Massa became a popular face on the internet for her relationship with famous singer and guitarist Ted Nugent. Their relationship gained major coverage primarily because Pele was an underage, 17-year-old teenager.

The couple were in a relationship for a long time before things went south. But ever since their break up, the ex-celebrity partner has been completely away from the spotlight. Well, where is she now?

Where Is Pele Massa Now?

Born on 10 September 1961, Pele is originally from Hawaii, United States. Though she spent most of her early days in her hometown, she later moved to New York around the age of 16 where she met her future partner Ted.

While in a relationship with Nugent, she achieved major fame but following the split, she all of a sudden disappeared from the media. As of 2024, she has reportedly settled down in Hawaii. Lately, she was also spotted by the media in one of the media gatherings. She was seen wearing a white t-shirt along with a blue jeans and jacket.

Massa’s Relationship With Ted Was Highly Controversial

Pele got into a relationship with Ted in 1978 when she was just 17 years old. As soon as they began dating, the news became widespread because of the age difference as Nugent was 30 years old at the time whereas Pele was a minor.

Their attempt to get married was unsuccessful for the same reason. Considering he was already in a relationship with a minor which was illegal in the United States, Ted signed a document as Pele’s legal guardian to dodge the law, which Massa’s biological parents approved of. About this, he said,

I got the stamp of approval of their parents. Because they figured that Ted Nugent was better than some drug-infested punk in high school.

Talking about her relationship with the singer, she has stated multiple times that it was very smooth and said that Ted had all the qualities that a girl looks for in a guy. Here is the documentary clip where a young Pele shares her love for Ted.

The then-lovebirds were in a relationship from 1978 to 1988. In their love affair that spanned a decade, the couple were spotted on several occasions. Pele loved attending concerts and other public and private events. Back on April 8, 1986, Massa joined Ted for a performance at Hard Rock Cafe in midtown Manhattan, New York. The ex-couple looked adorable together. Here is the photo.

Pele Massa With Her Then-Partner Ted Nugent in 1986
Pele Massa With Her Then-Partner Ted Nugent in 1986

Unfortunately, the former lovebirds are no more together. They also never revealed the reason for their split. Soon after their break up, Ted got into a new relationship with his second wife Shemane Deziel.

Pele Massa’s Then Partner Ted Is Married Twice

Apart from his relationship with Pele, Ted has been married twice. His first marital relationship, which was before his relationship with Pele, was with Sandra Janowski. They were married in 1970 and remained in marital bliss until 1979. Together, they also welcomed two kids, a son Toby, and a daughter Sasha. Unfortunately, Sandra is no more as she died in a car crash in 1982.

He married for the second time a year after his break up with Pele. This time, he married Shemane Deziel on January 21, 1989. They met while he was attending as a guest on Detroit’s WLLZ-FM, where she reportedly worked. From their marital relationship, they have a son named Rocco Winchester Nugent.

Similarly, Ted has also fathered a child with a woman named Karen Gutowski; since 2005, he reportedly pays him child support of $3500 every month. He had fathered the kid he was already married to Deziel.

Is Pele On Social Media?

Unfortunately, she has not publicly revealed her social media account but we are sure she has a private social media account. Over the years, she has been keeping herself away from the public’s reach which is why we have no details on her social media or her current residence.

Hopefully, we will get to see her someday in the future.