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Gilligan Stillwater: The Woman Behind the ZZ Top Legend

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Gilligan Stillwater
Gilligan Stillwater

Gilligan Stillwater is the wife of Billy Gibbons, the singer and guitarist of the legendary rock band ZZ Top. She has been married to him since 2005 and has supported him throughout his long and successful career. But who is Gilligan Stillwater and what does she do? Here are some facts about her:

Early Life and Name Change

  • Gilligan Stillwater was born Ellen J. Oetjen on March 8, 1965, in the United States.
  • She changed her name to Gilligan Stillwater for unknown reasons, but it might have something to do with her love for the sea and sailing.
  • She met Billy Gibbons when she was just 15 years old and he was 31. They became friends after several encounters in Europe.

Marriage and Lifestyle

  • Gilligan Stillwater married Billy Gibbons on December 14, 2005, after knowing each other for more than 30 years.
  • They have no children together, but they enjoy a happy and harmonious relationship.
  • They live in a 3-story Spanish mansion in Los Angeles, California, that was built in 19261.
  • They are both car enthusiasts and have a collection of vintage vehicles, such as a 1962 Chevrolet Impala, a 1958 Ford Thunderbird, a 1950 Ford Business Coupe, and a 1948 Cadillac series

Career and Interests

  • Gilligan Stillwater has dabbled in acting, appearing in some small projects such as Pickin’ and Grinnin’ (2010),
  • The Snake and Mongoose Chronicles (2011), and Snake and Mongoose (2013).
  • She also participated in the 2005 Hollywood 48 Hours Film Fest on a spy flick called Miscommunication.
  • She mostly keeps a low profile and avoids the media attention, but she accompanies her husband to many events and shows.
  • She shares her husband’s passion for music and art, and often supports his projects and collaborations.


Q: How old is Gilligan Stillwater?

A: Gilligan Stillwater is 58 years old as of 2023.

Q: How did Gilligan Stillwater meet Billy Gibbons?

A: Gilligan Stillwater met Billy Gibbons when she was 15 and he was 31. They became friends after several encounters in Europe.

Q: What is Gilligan Stillwater’s real name?

A: Gilligan Stillwater’s real name is Ellen J. Oetjen.

Q: What does Gilligan Stillwater do for a living?

A: Gilligan Stillwater has done some acting roles in small projects, but she mostly stays out of the spotlight.

Q: How long have Gilligan Stillwater and Billy Gibbons been married?

A: Gilligan Stillwater and Billy Gibbons have been married since December 14, 2005

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