Mark McGrath marries girlfriend after 18 years
September 25th, 2012
12:20 PM ET

Mark McGrath marries girlfriend after 18 years

Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath and girlfriend Carin Kingsland have taken the next step in their long-term relationship and have tied the knot.

A rep for McGrath tells CNN that the musician married Kingsland, 39, on Monday "in a small ceremony with family and friends."

McGrath, 44, and his new wife told People magazine that the wedding arrived after "18 years of breakups, makeups, beautiful twins and an unwavering love that provided some pretty damn good song lyrics." The couple's twins, 2-year-old Lydon and Hartley, were on hand as the ring bearer and the flower girl, respectively.

McGrath met Kingsland in 1994 at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and the rocker later proposed there on New Year's Eve in 2009. It's the first marriage for both.

soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. MXD

    They look very happy together – congratulations to them both. From what I've heard from him on the Stern show he sounds like a very down-to-earth guy.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. BiggerThomas

    She is gorgeous. All the haters saying she is not, probably do not have a woman anywhere as beautiful as this lady. She is simply very attractive and what does their timing of their wedding have to do with anyone but them?

    October 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Highly Motivated

    He can have her. She is ugly.

    October 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bettsie Evans

    All the best to you Mark and your family. I keep looking for you on Lyrics and do hope you come back

    October 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan

    I have nothing to say about this.

    October 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. msquared2

    This just in from the '...or Get of the Pot' newswire...

    October 3, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. Dano

    He's a rocker?

    October 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • sir

      one hit wonder. not even a rocker. don't know what they call that krap nowdays.

      October 15, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. J R Brown

    Honestly...I can't understand a woman who would wait 18 years for someone to put a ring on it.

    September 30, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJ

      Because JR, some women aren't "waiting for a ring" They are living in a committed relationship happy to be with the person regardless of a ring.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marquise

      I agree. It took him 18 years to realize that she was the one and to let the world know it. I guess the license does have value, she isn't rejecting it.

      October 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Michael

    Apparently, love is blind. Or at least Mark is totally blind.I understand what some of you are saying on this board to a degree, but seriously, this is what she looks like at age 39. Tack on 20 years, and while I agree that Latina women can be smokin good in bed compared to most white women, she's obviously going to look like a Chipotle burrito with extra sour cream and beans...visualize a Mexican Jabba the Hut. He's going to regret every moment of this downhill slide into this abyss of lard – mark my words...I give it 1 year before he comes to his senses, and 2 years before his guilt passes and he pulls the trigger. Hope he had a Pre-nup.

    September 30, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Nikki

      Newsflash – he ain't no prize.

      September 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christine

      Hey Michael?? Guess what....MEN have problems, too when they I can't wait til you reach the age where you need to ask your girlfriend, wife or lover to "wait" until you have to take that little blue pill LOL......your comment is so much a reflection of your generation. All what it "looks like" and not caring about substance. Maybe you'll hook up with some good looking skinny azz blonde who blows your sockpuppet every other hour UNTIL you get cancer and she's outta there. Try looking for the genuine qualities in people and stop looking at the surface. Just try it someday.

      October 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • calmncool

      I don't know why anyone would want to reply to Michael, escept to say that he is a pompous, egotistical, man-of-the-world wannabe who is a low down dirt bag.

      October 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alan

      Please post a picture of your wife on the internet. Guess is you don't have one... Probably have no girlfriend, and maybe never did... Loser. I try not to post on these things, but your comment is one of the most stupid, immature, ignorant written bunch of garbage I have seen in a long time. Please go back to your cave and huddle in there until you die, because we really don't want you around...

      October 17, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cindy

    She is pretty ..... this is just a bad pic, that's all.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. Terri

    What nasty people on this board, commenting about this woman's looks. And if the commenters' first names are to be believed, many are women.
    IPeople making these vicious comments, PLEASE post photos of yourselves so we too can have some fun demeaning and cutting you down. As another said, watch out for Karma, she's a B****!

    September 27, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Yukiberry

    It took him 18 years to agree to getting married.......

    September 27, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • patty Biller

      She was dumb for staying with him so long. Give the guy an ultimatum after a year, and make him WAIT!!! Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free???

      September 30, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  13. GAPeach

    I thought he had married an 18-year old when I read the headlines. Hope they are hapy together.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Andrew

    And they divorce the next day.... I think if you're together 18 years, you're doing something right. Don't mess it up by marriage (though by law, only spouses have certain rights, unfortunately...).

    People are both blind and cruel. She's obviously attractive, but what's important is what HE sees. I hope to God someone sees something good in YOU despite your internal (and probable external) ugliness!

    September 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rmm

    WORST HEADLINE EVER! I thought he was marrying an 18-yr old. Not his "girlfriend of 18 years."

    September 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Ashlee

    Aww, they look cute together! After 18 years I don't even know if getting married would even matter anymore, lol. To the ugly comments on here, I think she is very pretty. Also, you can't really judge by this picture, she was obviously caught off guard. I've seen other pictures and she looks fine to me. Yes she has a big forehead but so what, Tyra Banks made millions off of loving hers!

    September 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  17. t3chsupport

    Most of these commenters must think themselves super models. She looks pretty standard, neither super attractive nor horribly fugly, right in the middle of normal.

    September 26, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  18. emma

    He put the cart before the horse...then married it.

    September 26, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  19. moley

    i'd get in bed with her before a mofo

    September 26, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  20. lizardkingwalkin

    they must have legalizied marriage to dogs in california recently.

    September 26, 2012 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  21. the harmon brothers


    September 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Rick

    It's Obama's fault.

    September 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  23. 330-5pm


    September 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  24. mike

    not me...i'd rather go out for the night and drink

    September 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  25. juan

    who'd want to glue that nutjob...

    September 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  26. we wish them the best also...

    always and forever.

    September 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  27. palintwit

    You know you're a teabagger when you'd rather boink your cousin instead of that cute girl that works next to you at the glue factory.

    September 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jack

    They look like a wonderful happy couple and we wish them the best – the happiest times ever.

    September 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jackie

    they are stable and will be together forever...look how calm he is as a man

    September 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  30. five finger death punch

    Wow..18 yrs. He sure wanted to make sure she was the right Good luck to them both.

    September 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Paulette Jackson

    i love a couple like this one...they are stable and will be together forever...look how calm he is as a man

    September 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  32. if your serious about alone time...

    come forth

    September 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  33. same poor scipts and the same poor desperate

    garbage....nobody cares...

    September 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. none of us---

    care-your nothing to us but a screen...

    September 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  35. SirQL8


    September 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sir Osis of Liver

    It's a facade. He is a mo.

    September 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  37. desperado for attention--

    this is a happy couple ...stop being jealous of them...

    September 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  38. fake scripts

    just laugh ===

    September 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |


    September 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Holly 86

    My husband & I finally got married 8 years ago, after 18 years together also. Sometimes it really does take that long to get to a place where you're ready for it. And looks aren't the most important thing, people!! The attraction obviously began back when they first met, when they were both young & hot. If you really love someone, you will eventually get there, even after all the ups & downs. Best wishes to them both!! 🙂

    September 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jack

    All I can say is MY invisible fiancé is beautiful and incredible. She lives with me in my mom's basement. She doesn't even care if I play Xbox all day long. She is the best.

    September 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  42. i have seen

    worse comments. this is not a big deal.

    September 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Pedro'

    I disagree. Burritos and tacos are very delicious. I could eat them for every meal.

    September 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Patti

    Good luck to them. As for the horrible comments, just remember, it will come back at you. Karma, ever heard of that?

    September 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Most

    couples are a mess right now...this couple has my vote and respect

    September 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Alberto

    The article doesn't say if the lady in the picture is his fiancé. Maybe she is the cleaning lady or janitor.

    September 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • doesn't matter

      a man i work with said–doesnt' matter what she does...he wants her and she gives him what he needs-not just x...but everything. i guess he's right.

      September 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  47. So Mean!

    Some of the comments on here are so mean. The man has been with this woman for 18 years!!! He obviously finds something beautiful within her to be with her for so long. Standards of beauty are different for many people and while some of you find that she doesn't live up to your standard (no doubt you all must be stunning), he loves her just the same. @Gina said it best, they look happy together.

    September 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      No way. You should see my invisible girlfriend. She is so pretty she won all the beauty padgents and is the best cook ever. She is awesome. And she uses perfume so shd smells nice like pretty flowers.

      September 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Tanya

    I hope he was worth the wait.

    September 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  49. He appears

    comfortable with her and very happy. that's the energy i'm getting. i love that.

    September 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Alison

    I don't know. Maybe some guys are hot for their grandmothers.

    September 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • ehomer

      Good for them. And all the shallow, nasty people on here will no doubt end up with the relationships they deserve.

      September 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Marie

    I sure hope the poor guy gets better soon.

    September 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  52. oh and she needs...bangs

    haircut bangs that is...she has a big far

    September 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Gina

    he looks happy with her...that's whats important

    September 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Marcus

    Easily one of the least attractive women I have ever seen. Not kidding. What is wrong with this guy?

    September 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Melissa

    Holey Moley ! Is he completely blind?

    September 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |

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