Beth Liebling Biography – Hovercraft Founder And Eddie Vedder’s Ex-Wife

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Beth Liebling Bio

Beth Liebling is an American musician known for being the co-founder of Hovercraft. Image Source: Social Media.

Beth Liebling is a music personality who has inspired many young girls to pursue a career in music. She is an American musician widely recognized for co-founding the Seattle-based experimental instrumental band, Hovercraft. In addition, she is also Eddie Vedder‘s ex-wife, an American singer, songwriter, and musician widely recognized as the lead vocalist of Pearl Jam.

As many fans are curious to learn more about the skilled artist, we have covered you as this article highlights her personal life and professional career.

Music Devotee Since Little

The skilled bassist was born on March 12, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA, as Elizabeth Liebling. Beth has been focused on music ever since she was a teenager and her interest converted into a passion after attending all-ages hardcore punk shows in Chicago.

Furthermore, Liebling has a simple lifestyle and is very private. Consequently, not much information about Beth Liebling’s family has been made public. Talking about her educational background, she attended San Diego State University and graduated with a degree in journalism in 1990.

Moreover, Liebling scheduled concerts on campus while taking classes at college and commuted on the weekends to Los Angeles, where she worked as an intern at Virgin Records.

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Beth Liebling Net Worth And Career

As mentioned above, Liebling started music at a young age. She has actively involved herself in the music industry as a bassist. Hence, Beth Liebling’s net worth is primarily based on her earnings as a bass player and musician and from other ventures.


Before performing in-band Hovercraft, Beth and Ryan Campbell had played together in Space Helmet, which was formed when she moved to Seattle. However, Liebling’s official music career started when the band Hovercraft was formed in 1993 in Seattle, Washington.

It is an instrumental experimental rock group co-founded by its core duo of guitarist/samplist Ryan and bassist Beth Liebling. Before taking a serious turn as an actual band, the band collaborated with Bobby Tamkin of Xu Xu Fang from time to time for years. Likewise, the other Hovercraft band members were Eddie Vedder and Dave Krusen.

However, the year 2000 saw the end of Hovercraft, and Liebling took a short break from music. Later, she participated in rehearsals with other bands in Los Angeles, including playing drums for the local band Lola. Moreover, some of the band’s notable songs include Quiet Room, Vagus Nerve, Epoxy, Benzedrine, Has Been, Angular Momentum, and Thixotropic, to name a few.


The prolific bassist came back in 2015 after joining the band Teleportal as a bassist and doing backing vocals alongside other former Hovercraft guitarists James Bourland and drummer Ric Peterson. On lead vocals, the band features Johnny Rossa.

Furthermore, Devour, the group’s debut album, was released on October 18, 2019. Likewise, as per her Instagram, the band’s song, Pull the Trigger, was #1 at #collegeradio in #iowa in 2019.


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As a person working as a bassist in the USA earns around $46,447 on average, Beth Liebling’s salary also must have been around that range. Besides, she has been associated with several bands as a bassist, from where she might have amassed a sizable fortune. Therefore, Beth Liebling’s net worth must have grown due to such professional endeavors.

Similarly, her ex-husband Eddie Vedder has a fortune of $100 million.

Was Married To A Renowned American Singer

Beth married her longtime lover, Eddie Vedder, in Rome, Italy, in 1994. As the ex-duo was both music devotees, it was apparent for them to fall in love and develop chemistry. The ex-pair were together for almost ten years since they started dating in 1983. But unfortunately, they divorced in September 2000.

Furthermore, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Beth Liebling’s ex-husband shared that he was devasted after their divorce. Also, Eddie Vedder’s ex-wife decided to stay away from the limelight after their separation.

Furthermore, after their divorce, Beth and Eddie moved on with their respective lives with Liebling dating professional skateboarder and snowboarder Mike Ranquet. At the same time, Vedder happily married Jill McCormick, a former model and activist.

Moreover, Liebling and Mike’s relationship came to an end after being together for several years. Furthermore, as per WhosDatedWho, Beth is currently engaged to Lucca Emanuel, whom she has been dating since 2004. Two years after their relationship started, the couple announced their engagement. However, it is not known if they got married.

Is Blessed With Twins

After being together for several years, Liebling and her ex-lover, Ranquet, welcomed twins on November 10, 2011. Beth Liebling’s children are Viola Sophia Ranquet and Blake Hendrix Ranquet.

Although her kids’ information hasn’t been revealed much, it is evident that Beth is a very loving and devoted mother.

Beth Liebling's Kids
Beth Liebling and her ex-lover, Mike Ranquet, welcomed twins in 2011. Image Source: Social Media.

Nevertheless, Beth must be leading a peaceful life. She also rarely talks about her current affairs and likes to maintain a low profile. Let’s hope she has a long, happy, and healthy life.

Trivia And Facts

  • Liebling doesn’t seem to be active on Instagram.
  • Beth was living in Chicago, Maui, and Rome, where she painted, wrote, and worked on music in 2008/2009.