Cerati was married to Chilean model Cecilia Amenábarfrom 1992 until 2002. They had two children: Lisa and Benito. Amenábar contributed vocals and double bass to Cerati's first solo album, Amor Amarillo.
Cerati later dated supermodel Déborah deCorral, former girlfriend of Charly Alberti, during the mid-nineties. Corral appeared as a guest singer on Cerati's album Siempre Es Hoy. Various songs from his album Ahí Vamos seem to relate to theirbreak-up. He also dated Leonora Balcarce, an Argentinian actress. His most recent girlfriend is Argentinian model Chloe Bello.
Cerati is the uncle of musician Benny Vega. On May 15, 2010, Ceratisuffered a stroke due to a decompensation after his performance in Caracas, Venezuela. He was hospitalized in Centro Médico La Trinidad in Caracas under medical surveillance. Three days later, according tothe Venezuelan media, Cerati underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain due to the ischemic stroke he suffered.
On June 7, 2010, Cerati was finally transferred to Argentina and washospitalized in the Neurological Institute FLENI in Buenos Aires. Doctors there began a treatment of antibiotics due to a respiratory tract infection. The following day, doctors reported extensive braindamage due to the stroke, according to the Agence France-Presse. Cerati currently remains in a coma.
While performing at Rock in Rio Madrid on June 5, 2010, Colombian singer Shakira, a close friend toCerati, debuted a new song from her upcoming Spanish album called "Sale el Sol" (The Sun Rises) dedicated to Gustavo Cerati. The song states that the sun will rise even after the storm and that...