Frances Beatrix Spade (born February 14, 2005) is the 18-year-old daughter of Kate Spade and Andy Spade. Her mother was a renowned fashion designer and entrepreneur who founded the popular designer brand ‘Kate Spade’ – alongside her husband, Andy.
Although Frances has been featured in a couple of movies, her sole claim to fame is the popularity of her parents. The 18-year-old prefers to live a low-key life and the fact that she does not have an active social media account proves this. As a result, there is almost no information about her. Notwithstanding, there are a couple of things we have gathered about her and if you want to know them, then keep reading.
Summary Of Frances Beatrix Spade’s Biography
- Full Name: Frances Beatrix Spade
- Nickname: Bea
- Gender: Female
- Date of Birth: 14th February 2005
- Frances Beatrix Spade’s Age: 18 years old
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Marital Status: Single
- Frances Beatrix Spade’s Parents: Kate and Andy Spade
- Frances Beatrix Spade’s Height in Inches: 5fts 8inches
- Frances Beatrix Spade’s Net Worth: $200,000 (est.)
- Famous for: Being the daughter of Kate Spade
Kate Spade’s Daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade, Was Born And Raised In New York
Born Frances Beatrix Spade on the 14th of February 2005 to Kate and Andy Spade, the beautiful young woman was nicknamed Bea – a name that she is still addressed with by her close friends and family. We do not have details about the school she has attended and where she is now.
According to available reports, Frances enjoys ice skating, voyaging, and watching American football. She seems to be publicity shy owing to the fact despite the attention she gets from the media, she prefers to stay off the radar.
Her Parents Were Married At the Time She Was Born
Frances Beatrix’s parents, Kate and Andy Spade got married in 1994. Unfortunately, we do not have details about when they started dating, but we know the circumstances surrounding how they met.
Andy and Kate both worked in an unnamed boutique shop at the time – the former worked in the male section while the latter worked in the female section. They went about their businesses until one fateful day, Andy realized that his vehicle had broken down after the close of work and asked Kate for a ride. She agreed to help him and they felt a connection between them.
In 1986, they both moved to Manhattan and Kate started working at Mademoiselle Magazine. By 1991, she left the magazine to start her own fashion brand after observing that most of the bags available in the market were not affordable and stylish.
Together with Andy, she started her own brand called ‘Kate Spade’ in 1993. Initially, it was difficult to come up with a name for the brand as she was not married to Andy at the time, and using “Kate Brosnahan” was a bad idea because it would be difficult for people to pronounce. Andy encouraged her to use the name “Kate Spade” since they will soon get married. By 1994, they got married but did not have a child until 2005.
Frances Beatrix’s Mother Took A Hiatus From Business To Raise Her
By the time Frances Beatrix was born, Kate had sold all the shares she had in the company and taken a break from business to focus on her daughter, Frances, who had just been born.
According to Kate, she cherishes every time she spends with her daughter. However, as Frances turned 12, Kate realized that she did not need her around all the time any longer, so she got back to business. In 2016, she launched a new fashion line called Frances Valentine.
She Lost Her Mother In 2018
When Frances Beatrix was 13 years old, she lost her mom. Unfortunately, we do not have details about how she reacted to her mother’s death seeing that her life is completely away from the public, however, considering how close she was to her mom, it must have been a depressing time for her.
Frances’ mom, Kate Spade, was found dead in her apartment in Manhattan by her housekeeper in 2018. The police ruled the cause of her death as suicide seeing that she left a note for her daughter.
According to reports, Kate assured her daughter Frances how much she admired her, and that her decision to take her life was not because Frances did anything wrong. Andy confirmed that prior to Kate’s death, she was battling depression. He said he had spoken to her the night before her death, and she sounded happy, in fact, nobody suspected that she would take her life.
There are also reports Kate and Andy were separated, but not divorced before her death.
Frances Has Not Followed Her Mother’s Career Path
Although Frances’ mother was a business and fashion guru, she herself does not seem to be interested in fashion. The beautiful young lady, however, has shown interest in acting. In 2008, she was featured in The Pleasure of Being Robbed, a movie produced by her father, Andy Spade. In 2012, she was also featured in The Black Balloon.
Since 2012, she has not been featured in any other movie and she has remained off the radar. We cannot say for sure what career path she is currently pursuing. Kate is said to have a net worth of about $200,000.
The Young Woman’s Father Is A Businessman
As a result of the celebrity kid’s desire to keep her life away from the public, we do not really know what her relationship with her father is. The suicide note Kate Spade left for her daughter read “Bea, I’ve always adored you. It’s not your fault. Ask your father!” To date, nobody knows what she meant by the statement, but her husband Andy Spade may have a better understanding.
Andy Spade is an American businessman who was born in May 1962. He has worked with renowned brands like Lexus, Coca-Cola, and Paul Stuart. However, in 1996, he officially joined Kate Spade’s business.
Under his management, 26 Kate Spade stores were opened in Japan and North America. He started Partners and Spade (a branding studio in New York) in 2008. And in 2013, he launched a loungewear collection.
His contribution to the business world has not gone unnoticed as he was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Creative Business People in 2009. The Council of Fashion Designers of America has also honored him with an Award for Excellence in Design.
Since the death of Kate Spade, Andy and his daughter have not been in the news. But hopefully, they have a good relationship, and he is doing a good job filling the space of Kate in her life.