William Patrick Corgan Jr., better known as Billy Corgan, is one of the most recognizable and influential musicians of the 90s. He is best known as the lead singer, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the iconic rock band Smashing Pumpkins. In recent years, Corgan has also made a name for himself in the world of professional wrestling as the owner and promoter of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
But aside from his professional achievements, fans, and curious onlookers have also been interested in Corgan’s personal life, particularly his relationship with fashion designer and musician Chloe Mendel.
A Peek Into Corgan And Mendel’s Relationship
Corgan and Mendel first started dating in 2012 and have since become one of the most intriguing celebrity couples. Mendel, who is the daughter of fashion designer Gilles Mendel, is the creative director and co-founder of Maison Atia, a luxury outerwear brand. She is also a musician and has occasionally performed live with Corgan, mostly as a vocalist.
The couple’s relationship has been a subject of interest for many fans, who have been following their journey together since they first started dating. In August 2021, Mendel shared a throwback photo on Instagram to celebrate their 10-year anniversary, captioning it “Cheers to many more decades. Happy Anniversary @billycorgan.”
Aside from their personal relationship, Corgan and Mendel have also collaborated professionally. They co-own Madame ZuZu’s, a tea shop, vegan restaurant, and performance space in Highland Park, Illinois. Mendel has also designed merchandise for Smashing Pumpkins and created costumes for Corgan’s side project, Zwan.
The Couple Has Two Kids
Corgan and Mendel are also parents to two children: son Augustus Juppiter, who is six years old, and daughter Philomena Clementine, who is three. Mendel often shares glimpses of their family life on social media, giving fans a peek into their private world.
Corgan And Mendel Got Engaged In October 2021
In October 2021, the couple made headlines once again when Mendel shared a video on Instagram of Corgan proposing to her on her 30th birthday. The video showed the couple and their children blowing out the candles on Mendel’s birthday cake before Corgan got down on one knee and presented her with a ring. “The day finished with a wedding proposal,”
Mendel wrote in the caption. “Of course I said yes. ❤️” Fans of the couple were thrilled to hear the news, with many taking to social media to congratulate them on their engagement.
Meanwhile, Mendel continues to make a name for herself in the world of fashion. Maison Atia, the brand she co-founded, has been featured in a number of high-profile publications and has been worn by celebrities like Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
Who Is Chloe Mendel?
Chloé Mendel is a fashion designer, creative director, business owner, and singer. She was born on September 10, 1992. She is married to Billy Corgan, who is the lead singer of the band Smashing Pumpkins. They have two children together. She and Corgan own Madame ZuZu’s in Highland Park, Illinois. It is a tea shop, a veggie restaurant, and a place for shows.
Mendel has played live with Corgan a few times, usually as a singer, but she played piano on one song at Madame Zuzu’s one-year anniversary party.
Billy Corgan Previously Married To Chris Fabian
Corgan’s previous marriage to art conservator and artist Chris Fabian in the mid-1990s ended in divorce, but it seems that he has found a happy and fulfilling relationship with Mendel. The couple’s shared interests in music, fashion, and veganism have likely contributed to their strong bond, and it’s clear that they have a deep love and respect for each other.