Who is Trent Reznor's wife Mariqueen? NIN frontman's family life explored

Amber Peake November 22, 2022
Who is Trent Reznor's wife Mariqueen? NIN frontman's family life explored
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As Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor has made headlines amid his departure from Twitter, some are curious to know more about his wife and musical partner Mariqueen Maandig. 

This week, Reznor spoke out on his future on the micro-blogging platform to The Hollywood Reporter following its acquisition by Elon Musk. He referred to the business mogul’s takeover of the company as being an “embarrassment.”

Reznor has now left Twitter, with Musk describing the musician as a “crybaby.

Following the back and forth, curiosity about Reznor’s wife and children seems to have sparked online as some users on Twitter have compared the NIN frontman, and Musk’s family lives.

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Get to know Trent Reznor’s wife Mariqueen 

While her husband is known as the founder and frontman of Nine Inch Nails, Mariqueen is also a part of the music world herself. 

She was previously the frontwoman of the former Los Angeles-based rock band West Indian Girl. Mariqueen fronted the band for five years until she parted ways musically in 2009.

As per her Instagram bio, the now 41-year-old is still a part of the music scene but describes herself to be more of a “part-time musician.”

Mariqueen was born in the Philippines but grew up in the southern region of California in Orange County. Before she found her footing in music, she had dreams of becoming a fashion stylist.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, she even pursued a major in merchandise marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise in Orange County but later chose to drop out of her studies.

The couple previously formed their own band together

Following her stint in West Indian Girl, Mariqueen and husband Trent Reznor combined their talents in a musical project of their own.

In 2010, it was announced the couple had teamed up for their own rock group – How To Destroy Angeles. At the time, it was revealed their band would be releasing a self-titled EP featuring a total of six tracks.

How To Destroy Angeles went on to release a second EP project, An Omen, before their debut album, Welcome Oblivion, in 2013.

The group has not released any music since. Although some of How To Destroy Angels’ tracks have lived on through Nine Inch Nails shows. 

According to a fan wiki page dedicated to Nine Inch Nails, Mariqueen has previously joined her husband’s band to perform the track Parasite.

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They have been married for more than a decade

The Nine Inch Nails frontman and wife, Mariqueen, tied the knot in a private ceremony in the fall of 2009.

The rocker couple’s wedding came just months after the pair announced their engagement earlier that summer.

In celebration of their anniversary in October, Maandig shared a throwback snap of them both on Instagram. She captioned the post “13” in reflection of their married years together.

During the marriage, the couple have welcomed five children together. They announced they were expecting their eldest almost a year after they wed in 2010, with the couple said to have welcomed their youngest in early 2020.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.