David Jeffrey "Gilby" Clarke married his girlfriend of six years, Daniella Richter-Thal, in 1991. The couple has one daughter, Francesca ("Frankie") who was born on June 23, 1995.
Supernova's Gilby Clarke and Wife Daniella at The Roxy, Los Angeles, Calif. - July 13, 2006
They met, in true rock'n'roll mythology style, on Hollywood Boulevard when Daniella noticed a crowd of people on the pavement. She pushed her way through and saw it was a rock group, going by the unpromising name of Candy, making a video, and was rather intrigued by the swarthy guitar player. He, however, was somewhat distracted because all his girlfriends ("Well, you know what it's like") had turned up, so he was trying to avoid them. But then, he noticed this young girl and she looked so different from everyone else and, well, it just happened. Like that scene in the video for Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark, when he picks Courtney Cox out of the crowd, I say, perhaps a little too excitedly. "Yes! I think about that often," cries Daniella. But basically, Gilby's way of avoiding his half-dozen girlfriends was to find another? "Exactly. Wipe the slate clean," he agrees solemnly. [The Guardian, May 26, 2006]
Daniella is the owner and creator of the low-rise, trendsetting Frankie B. jeans, inspired by her husband and named after her daughter.