Matty Healy is a record producer and composer from the United Kingdom. The singer-songwriter came to notoriety as the main vocalist and lyricist for the pop-rock band 1975. The singer’s involvement in Taylor Swift’s Eras tour has grown dramatically in recent weeks. Not only that but the couple was seen kissing and snuggling on Wednesday. Matty Healy received a lot of attention when he was photographed having some PDA at the members-only club Zero Bond in New York. Here’s what we know about his faith and family history.
Matty Healy Religious Beliefs: Is He Christian Or Jewish?
Matty Healy considers himself a humanist and an atheist. The 34-year-old has said that he is opposed to organized religion. However, the artist has been chastised for making anti-Islamic statements. According to BuzzFeed, Healy posted an image of a tweet that said, “You start dating a Muslim girl, then BOOM.” According to reports, the statement makes a misleading connection between Muslims and explosives. Furthermore, Matty seemed to connect being Muslim to ISIS in a since-deleted tweet from 2014.
“ISIS is beheading young girls, and you want to question a non-religious, humanist perspective?” he wrote. He went on to say that he had no idea what was going on in the globe. Farida Hashem, a young Muslim girl who ran the Harry Styles fan account, questioned the lead singer of the band 1975, who apparently reacted by claiming a Harry Styles fan account taught him.
The Hendon-born performer also added that he was sorry to Hashem, not for his religious sentiments. Healy later explained what he meant in an interview with The Guardian, saying, “Don’t try to teach me about Islam when you’re only 13 years old.” If you tell me to, I’ll stay in my lane.” Hashem was 19 years old at the time, according to reports.
Matty Healy’s Family & Ethnicity
Matty Healy was born Matthew Timothy Healy in Hendon, north London. He was born on April 8, 1989, to Tim Healy and Denise Welch. While the singer’s father is a well-known actor, his mother is a television presenter and actress. Healy’s parents divorced in 2012. The Grammy Award winner has a younger brother, His mother won the 2012 season of Celebrity Big Brother in the United Kingdom and was a regular panelist on the chat program “Loose Women.”
In terms of ethnicity, Healy’s mother and father are both British. As a result, he is Caucasian. He grew up on a cattle farm in Hedley on the Hill, Northumberland. However, when he was nine years old, his family moved to Alderley Edge in Cheshire. Healy grew raised in a celebrity-studded household. His parents worked as theater and television artists for most of his youth, and his mother came to stardom while he was in his teens.
Healy had no desire to act, although he did appear as an extra in numerous of his parents’ television shows, including Waterloo Road, Byker Grove, and Coronation Street. The parents of the Hendon native were music aficionados. They got him into Soul and Motown. Tim Healy, Healy’s father, was acquainted with various artists, including Rick Wakeman of Yes, Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra, and Brian Johnson of AC/DC. Matty has Brian Johnson as his godfather.