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  • Opera composer Giuseppe Verdi's second wife was Giuseppina Strepponi, a popular soprano who had worked with him before.
  • Richard Wagner's first wife was also an opera singer, Minna Planer. It started and then ended badly, though.
  • A great deal of Benjamin Britten's vocal repertoire was composed for his partner, tenor Peter Pears (which is why Britten's operas consistently avert the Tenor Boy trope).
  • Sharon Osbourne has served as Ozzy's manager since The '80s, helping him get over his substance abuse and gain continued success. His Black Sabbath bandmate Geezer Butler and successor Ronnie James Dio are/were also managed by with their wives, Gloria and Wendy, respectively.
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  • Rasa Davies contributed backing vocals to several songs by The Kinks, including their widely-acclaimed "Waterloo Sunset", and generally served as a peacemaker during conflicts between Ray Davies and the rest of the band. Oh, and after Ray divorced her The Kinks put out their worst albums.
  • Gaby "Deaffy" Hauke, married to Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, used to manage the band and wrote the lyrics to most of their songs between Balls to the Wall and Predator.
  • Famous Record Producer Steve Lillywhite's wife was Kirsty MacColl. Apart from being a musician in her own right with reasonable critical acclaim, MacColl would frequently drop by the studio when Lillywhite was producing some band and add backing vocals. Two of the most famous examples of this are her backing vocals for "Ask" by The Smiths and her lead vocal on "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues. Additionally, while Lillywhite was mixing U2's The Joshua Tree, MacColl was brought into the studio to come up with the album's sequencing. She simply placed the songs in order of her favourites, but the sequence ended up on the final product.
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  • Marvin Gaye's first, and famously troubled, marriage was to Anna Gordy, the elder sister of Motown Records' founder Berry Gordy. While it was a reasonable assumption that Gaye did it in order to get signed as a recording artist, especially considering Anna was 17 years older than him when they married, Anna did help him gain a contract with Motown and helped him work in the studio when he was "too lazy". So, what did Marvin do next? Openly had an affair with a woman 17 years younger than him which resulted in two children, dragged out the divorce proceedings for two years and proceeded to whine and bitch about how his wife was evil and shit on Here, My Dear (note: this doesn't necessarily mean that Here, My Dear is a bad album). What the fuck, hero?
  • Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon got married in 1984 and were Happily Married until they separated in 2011.
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  • Eric Rosse produced Tori Amos' albums Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink, coincidentally her most critically acclaimed albums. When they broke up, Tori released Boys for Pele, which is considered one of her best works by fans.
  • Tom Waits' wife Kathleen Brennan helped him quit drinking and has co-written a majority of his songs starting with Swordfishtrombones.
  • The Cramps vocals and guitar two-punch creative team of Lux Interior and Poison Ivy.
  • The Clash's guitarist Mick Jones once had a relationship with Ellen Foley, and the trope goes both ways here. Foley, already known for being an actress and contributing vocals to "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meat Loaf, sang backing vocals on The Clash's song "Hitsville U.K." and the turbulent relationship inspired Jones to write the very popular "Should I Stay or Should I Go". Thanks to the relationship, all four members of The Clash (along with members of Ian Dury's band The Blockheads) appeared on Foley's album The Spirit of St. Louis and Jones produced it, credited as "my boyfriend".
  • The wife of Raine Maida, lead singer of Our Lady Peace, is Chantal Kreviazuk, a well-known Canadian singer and songwriter. They have shared songwriting credits on each others' albums, done a few songs together, and Chantal can be heard towards the end of the OLP song "Thief".
  • Gillian Gilbert, New Order's keyboard player, is married to the band's drummer, Stephen Morris.
  • Tina Weymouth and Chris "The Human Drum Machine" Frantz are Happily Married and were the rhythm section for Talking Heads. They also had their own project, Tom Tom Club.
  • Jason Pierce's girlfriend, Kate Radley, played keyboards in his band Spiritualized between 1990-1997.
  • In Arcade Fire, the married couple Win Butler and Régine Chassagne provide vocals.
  • ABBA was made up of two romantic couples: Bjorn and Agnetha, and Benny and Frida. The men wrote and produced the songs while the women provided the lead vocals. Unfortunately, both couples' subsequent divorces led to the band's prolonged hiatus that will one day end and there will be much rejoicing. Really.
  • Pop duo Boy Meets Girl was singer Shannon Rubicam and keyboardist/singer George Merrill. They have continued to collaborate since their (apparently amicable) divorce in 2000.
  • Cerys Matthews and Mark Roberts, the singer and lead guitarist of Catatonia, were in a relationship when the band began and split up around the time of International Velvet. Although the band continued, it made for some interesting sexual tension. Cerys also had a relationship with Tommy D, who produced the aforementioned album.
  • Fleetwood Mac's John and Christine McVie were married, and Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were in a relationship. It didn't last. Then Nicks had an affair with Mick Fleetwood. That didn't last either.
  • Inversions:
    • The White Stripes: Jack and Meg made great music while after they were married and separated.
    • Die Antwoord: Though Ninja and Yolandi were in a romantic relationship at one point (which resulted in their daughter, Sixteen), nowadays they are simply best friends.
    • Epica: The two most well-known members of the bad, Mark Jansen and Simone Simons, were in a relationship when the band was founded but broke up before their first album was released. Both remain in the band sixteen years later.
  • Alt-country duo The Handsome Family are married couple Bret and Rennie Sparks. The two almost always co-write their songs, with Bret setting Rennie's lyrics to music.
  • Keyboardist Keith Godchaux and singer Donna Godchaux of the The Grateful Dead were a married couple until Keith's death.
  • Paul McCartney and his wife Linda from Wings count as a rare example of both this trope and Yoko Oh No.
  • In some ways, so does How to Destroy Angels, featuring Mariqueen Maandig from West Indian Girl and Trent Reznor.
  • Robin Guthrie and Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins. Their relationship eventually broke down and this culminated in the end of the band.
  • Blues musicians Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie. You might know them as the writers of "When the Levee Breaks".
  • Brody Dalle, of The Distillers and Spinnerette, is married to Josh "Badass Queens of the Stone Age frontman" Homme. She sometimes sings backing vocals on QOTSA albums.
  • Natasha Shneider and Alain Johannes of Eleven. All the sources about them can't seem to agree on whether they were married or just partners, but they were awesome. Also worked as producers and session musicians for a lot of alt-rock bands (Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, etc.)
  • And back to the Beastie Boys, Ad-Rock is married to Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill. Sadly she hasn't shown up to drop science on any albums so far...
  • Ryan Lum and Suzanne Perry of Love Spirals Downwards.
  • The band Deas Vail- Wes Blaylock is the lead singer and his wife Laura Blaylock plays keyboards and sings as well
  • Harry Chapin's biggest hit, "Cat's In The Cradle", was a poem written by his wife, Sandy Cashmore, that he set to music.
  • June Carter, twice. Her first marriage was to country singer Carl Smith (with whom she had Carlene Carter, who had a few minor country hits in the early 1990s). Her third and most famous marriage was to Johnny Cash, to whom she was married from 1968 until her death in 2003.
  • Country music duo Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan. As evidenced by their edits to their own Wikipedia page, they're still together despite having had no hits since the mid-70s.
  • Sleeper's Louise Wener went out with John, the band's guitarist, and Andy, the band's drummer. Not at the same time, fortunately.
  • Céline Dion was married to the man who discovered her and later became her manager, René Angélil. The marriage and professional partnership both lasted until his death in 2016.
  • Little Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence is married to Chantal Claret of Morningwood, who shows up on a few tracks on MSI's album If.
  • Jay-Z and Beyoncé have released several songs together and in 2018 released an album as "The Carters".
  • Judie Tzuke romanced and later married band member Paul Muggleton (formerly of the band Omaha Sheriff), who wrote/co-wrote some songs for her over the years.
  • Blackmore's Night consists of Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night, a long-term couple although only recently married.
  • Singer and former Soft Machine drummer, Robert Wyatt, is married to Alfreda Benge who designs his album covers and also co-writes many of his songs.
  • Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, the main songwriters of The Vaselines, were a couple until after the release of their first full album. The two of them broke up after that, and the band itself followed suit. While they're no longer a couple, they did eventually reform the band.
  • Within Temptation has Robert Westerholt and Sharon den Adel as two of its members, on lead guitar and lead vocals, respectively. While not technically married, after 16 years together, three kids and five albums, they are likely to be one the most solid creator couples, or just couples out there.
  • John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X were the band's vocalists and songwriting partners and remained so even after their mid-1980s divorce.
  • Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie. Like John and Exene, they've continued to collaborate musically after they broke up; in fact, they remain best friends.
  • Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel of Mates of State are married. And it makes their music ADORABLE.
  • Singer Tracy Thorn and DJ/remixer Ben Watt got married shortly after forming Everything But the Girl. As of 2000, however, they've taken a hiatus from working as EBTG to raise their children and pursue other musical endeavors.
  • Stereolab's two founding members, Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier, became a couple at about the same time they started the band. They separated in 2004 but continued working together until 2009, when they put Stereolab on hiatus.
  • Reba McEntire is managed by longtime husband Narvel Blackstock.
  • Patty Loveless is married to her producer, Emory Gordy Jr., who also plays bass for her.
  • Rosanne Cash was originally married to singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Since 1995, she has been married to record producer John Leventhal.
  • Vince Gill and Amy Grant. Before that, he was married to Janis Oliver, who recorded with her sister Kristine in Sweethearts of the Rodeo; while she was married to Gary Chapman, a recording artist and songwriter in his own rightnote .
  • Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. (And before that, Yearwood was married to Robert Reynolds of The Mavericks.)
  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
  • Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were married from 2010 to 2015.
  • Baillie & the Boys is an interesting variant, consisting of Kathie Baillie, husband Michael Bonagura and third member Alan LeBoeuf, the latter of whom was temporarily replaced with Roger McVey.
  • Richard and Linda Thompson were a duo for many years before they divorced.
  • Shania Twain was married to her record producer and co-writer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, until 2008.
  • Peter Christopherson and Jhonn Balance of COIL. They eventually broke up but continued to work together until Balance's death in 2004.
    • They remained good friends after their split, and in fact, John Balance shared a home with Peter even though he had another partner.
  • This trope is quite common in the world of classical music:
    • Composers Robert and Clara Schumann (Clara premiered many of her husband's works, and made her living touring as a piano soloist)
    • Cellist/conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and soprano Galina Vishnevskaya
    • Conductor Claudio Abbado and violinist Viktoria Mullova
    • Conductor Daniel Barenboim and his first wife, the famous cellist Jacqueline du Pré
    • Bass Ivo Vinco and mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto (they divorced in the end; after 40 years of marriage!)
    • Bass Nicolai Ghiaurov and soprano Mirella Freni
    • Bass-baritone Laurent Naouri and soprano Natalie Dessay
    • Bass Ildar Abdrazakov and mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina
    • Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's first wife was a cellist; until his death in 2012 he was married to the soprano Julia Varady
    • Tenor-soprano couples are also frequent: Montserrat Caballe & Bernabe Martì, Roberto Alagna & Angela Gheorghiu, Fabio Armiliato & Daniela Dessì, etc, etc.
    • Baritone Victor Maurel had a wife who wrote operetta libretti for Victor Herbert under the nom de plume Fred de Gresac.
    • Composer Eric Whitacre and soprano Hila Plitmann.
    • Alma Schindler was a composer when she married Gustav Mahler, but she didn't really care for his music, and once they married she gave up her career at his insistence.
    • Composers Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti (life partners for almost 40 years)
  • Annie Lennox and David Stewart became romantically involved while in the punk bands "The Catch" and "The Tourists". The romantic relationship ended, but they still went on to become Eurythmics.
  • Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney for a while, although they later split up. Their bandmate, Janet Weiss, was in Quasi and Elliott Smith's backing band with her now ex-husband, Sam Coombes.
  • Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian, respectively the singer and instrumentalist in the group Niyaz, are married and have a son.
  • Pat Benatar is married to her long-time lead guitarist Neil Giraldo.
  • Jim "#4" Root of Slipknot and Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil have been dating since 2008.
  • Low's only constant members have been married couple Alan Sparhawk (guitar and vocals) and Mimi Parker (drums and vocals).
  • Nicklas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, known as Ashford & Simpson, wrote many R&B/ Disco hits throughout the '60s and '70s. Their most famous songs include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", sung by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and "I'm Every Woman", sung by Chaka Khan. They began their musical collaboration in 1964, soon became romantic partners as well, married in 1974, and remained both a musical and marital team until Ashford's death from throat cancer in 2011.
  • Subverted by the Silversun Pickups. They used to be this, as indicated by the original name "A Couple of Couples," but a lineup change made the moniker a Nonindicative Name.
  • Frank Black and his wife Violet Clark have made music as a duo under the name Grand Duchy, where they act as a Vocal Tag Team. She's also contributed bass and backing vocals on Frank Black solo material, and designed the cover of his album Honeycomb.
  • Elvis Costello's second wife Cait O'Riordan, formerly of The Pogues, also appears on some of his records. His third wife, jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall, has covered his song "Almost Blue."
  • Lee Ann Womack met this trope twice. She was originally married to singer-songwriter Jason Sellers and has been married to record producer Frank Liddell since 1999.
  • Lynn Bellmore (née Anderson) of Da Yoopers is also a double example. Around the time she married Jerry Coffey, he joined as a percussionist and occasional vocalist (he debuted on the 1988 album Camp Fever). She divorced him after he left the band, then married guitarist/lead vocalist Jim Bellmore.
  • Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of country music vocal group Little Big Town married in 2006, about 8 years after the group was founded.
  • Lorrie Morgan met the musical variant four times: first with a bassist in George Jones' band, then Keith Whitley, then Jon Randall, then Sammy Kershaw. She was also briefly married to Clint Black's bus driver and had romantic involvements with both Troy Aikman and senator Fred Thompson. Randall himself later married singer-songwriter Jessi Alexander, probably best known for writing Miley Cyrus' "The Climb".
  • Emily Fortney of country music group Carter's Chord is married to Marc "Butter" Fortney, formerly of the group Trailer Choir. Interestingly, both acts were signed to Toby Keith's Show Dog-Universal Music at the time.
  • Ego Likeness consists of husband and wife Steven Archer and Donna Lynch.
  • Country musician Ricky Skaggs has been married to fellow singer Sharon White (who also records with her sister and father as The Whites) since 1982.
  • Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter were married. Their son, Shooter Jennings, is also a country singer.
  • Canadian indie music darlings John K. Samson (The Weakerthans) and his wife Christine Fellows occasionally collaborate and are Writers in Residence at the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program for 2012-2013.
  • Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright (who had several hits in the duo Johnnie & Jack, plus his own solo hit "Hello Vietnam").
  • Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina in The Evens.
  • Singer-songwriter Matraca Berg is married to Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
  • Country singer Jessica Andrews (an early-2000s One-Hit Wonder best known for "Who I Am") is married to Marcel Chagnon, a former hockey player who did some recording of his own and now mainly directs music videos.
  • Mackie Osborne, wife of Melvins' Buzz Osbourne, is an artist who has designed the artwork for most Melvins albums released since 1994, as well as many of the band's official t-shirts. Outside of her work with Melvins, she's designed album art for the likes of Tool, Rancid, Bad Religion, and Mr. Bungle.
  • Kay Swift was one of the few female composers on Tin Pan Alley, though she settled for being George Gershwin's musical assistant after a few years. Paul James, who wrote the lyrics to her songs, was the pen name of her husband, James P. Warburg, a prominent banker and later diplomat.
  • Thompson Square is a Country Music duo composed of husband and wife Kiefer and Shawna Thompson.
  • Joey + Rory was another married country duo: songwriter Rory Lee Feek and his late wife, Joey Martin Feek (who died in 2016 after a battle with cervical cancer).
  • Country Music singer-songwriters Trey and Robin Lee Bruce. Trey is a son of Ed Bruce ("You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had") and has written songs for Faith Hill and Randy Travis, while Robin was a One-Hit Wonder in 1990 (as just Robin Lee) with her cover of Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet" before also turning to songwriting.
  • Country music singer Sarah Buxton is married to session guitarist Tom Bukovac.
  • Wynonna Judd is married to Scott "Cactus" Moser, drummer for Highway 101.
  • Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures fame were married from 1991-2007.
  • The Australian country singers Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, each very successful on their own, also collaborated on two very good albums during their eight-year marriage.
  • The Brill Building-era of 1960s pop music featured several married songwriting duos like Gerry Goffin—Carole King, Barry Mann—Cynthia Weil, and Jeff Barry—Ellie Greenwich. A couple of decades later, two other writers from that group — Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager — got married and collaborated together. However, of those only Mann and Weil didn't end up divorcing.
  • System Divide was the brainchild of Sven de Caluwe and his then-wife Miri Milman. When they divorced, the band went with them; judging by "Your Entitlement Means Nothing" from Sven's main band, it was not amicable. System Divide is getting something of a spiritual resurrection with Oracles, however, but the lineup there has not been announced.
  • Jeff Lorber and Amanda Daniels were dating when the latter joined Enabler, and she stuck around for a bit post-breakup before Jeff's questionable stability and the ensuing problems led to her departure.
  • Electronic Music band Nero members Daniel Stephens and Alana Watson have been married since December 2015.
  • Kate Bush's long-time partner (they never married) Del Palmer has been both her bassist and recording engineer (not producer - she did that herself) for over three decades, even after they split up in the early '90s.
  • Trance producer MaRlo and singer Jano are Happily Married and have recorded several songs together.
  • Country Music songwriters Jennifer Hanson and Mark Nesler are married.
  • Gloria Estefan and her Record Producer husband Emilio.
  • Chris Stapleton's wife, Morgane, is a popular session vocalist and wrote Carrie Underwood's "Don't Forget to Remember Me".
  • With the news that Drake admitted to dating Rihanna from sometime between 2009-2013, one or both of their collaborations during this period ("What's My Name" from 2010 and "Take Care" from 2012) can fall into this trope.
  • Martha Johnson and Mark Gane of Martha And The Muffins married, and the group eventually settled down to just the two of them plus guests.
  • Despite the misleading name, Timbuk 3, of "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" fame, were (at the time, anyway) simply husband and wife Pat and Barbara MacDonald.
  • Country music singer-songwriters Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are a couple.
  • Country singers Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans.
  • John Osborne of Brothers Osborne is married to British singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas.
  • Two members of the Smallbone family, an originally Australian but now American family in contemporary Christian music, fit this trope. Rebecca, best known by the stage name Rebecca St. James, is married to Jacob Fink, formerly bass guitarist for Foster the People. Her younger brother Luke, who along with their brother Joel are the band For King & Country, is married to CCM singer Moriah Peters.
  • Antye Greie (AGF) and Sasu Ripatti (better known as Vladislav Delay) are a married couple and make music together.
  • Mira Calix and Sean Booth of Autechre are married and Mira has been known to support Autechre on tour. note 
  • Venetian Snares dated fellow musician Hecate. They made an album together called Nymphomatriarch, which was very NSFW.
  • Cornelius and Takako Minekawa. They were married for 12 years (2000-2012).
  • Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are a married couple who often write together, and their collaboration has resulted in their most famous works, such as the soundtrack for Frozen (including its hit song, which nabbed an Academy Award and made Robert one of the few people to achieve The EGOT) and the song "Remember Me" for Coco, which made Robert the first person to achieve The EGOT multiple times. Kristen also inspired some of Robert's work on Avenue Q, coming up with the phrase "It’s a fine, fine line between love and a waste of time," which became the "There's a Fine, Fine Line."
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