Billie Holiday had affairs and was married three times. She married Jimmy Monroe in 1941 and after seven years they divorced in 1947. She later married her boyfriend Joe Guy in 1951 and divorced him too in 1957. Her third spouse was Louis McKay whom she married in 1957 and later left him alone as she died in 1959. There is no information about her children. She had a net worth of $1 million dollars and she used to earn $121,212 per year.
After being released from jail for prostitution, she later started singing in night clubs and was discovered by producer John Hammond. He is the one who made an arrangement for her debut recording when she was eighteen in 1933 with Benny Goodman, singing two songs: "Your Mother's Son-In-Law" and "Riffin' the Scotch,".