Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Marries Longtime Partner Chloe Mendel

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The couple has been together since 2012 and share two children.

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Billy Corgan attends during a conversation with Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins at The GRAMMY Museum on August 08, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Timothy Norris/Getty Images

Congratulations are in order for Billy Corgan and Chloe Mendel, who tied the knot on Saturday (Sept. 16) after more than a decade together.

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman revealed the exciting news to Chicago’s WGN TV at the band’s pop-up celebration for the 30th anniversary of their seminal 1993 album Siamese Dream at Madame Zuzu’s in Highland Park, Illinois. Corgan and Mendel co-own the restaurant and performance space.

Corgan, who was previously married to Chris Fabian from 1993 to 1995, has been with Mendel since 2012. The duo got engaged in September 2022 on Mendel’s 30th birthday, which she sweetly documented on Instagram. “The day finished with a wedding proposal. Of course I said yes,” she captioned the post.



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The couple shares two children: seven-year-old son Augustus and five-year-old daughter Philomena.

The Smashing Pumpkins recently wrapped up a 26-date Live Nation-produced outing, dubbed The World is a Vampire Tour — a reference to an iconic line from 1995’s “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.” The trek comes following the release of the band’s 33-track rock opera album, ATUM, in the spring. ATUM (pronounced “Autumn”) serves as a sequel to 1995’s iconic Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s experimental Machina/The Machines of God.

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