George RR Martin Wife Parris McBride: 5 Facts About The Novelist’s Wife

Parris McBride
George R.R. Martin with Wife Parris McBride (Source: Wicked Facts)

Who is George RR Martin’s Wife?

Now for the fans of ‘Game of Thrones’, nothing can be more interesting than digging into the personal life of its author. And if you are the one crazy about the stories of Game of Thrones, you are definitely crazy about the mastermind behind those great stories.

George R. R. Martin is a worldwide famous American novelist and story writer who has won the hearts of millions. But do you know who settles in the heart of your favorite fiction writer? After the failure in some early relationships and first marriage, at the age of 61, Martin got married to his longtime partner Parris McBride. Parris is a kind-hearted woman who runs live journal and works for humanitarian causes.

Personal Information about George RR Martin Wife Parris McBride

Full Name: Parris Mcbride

Hair Color: Red

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Occupation: Animal Activist3
George R.R. Martin and Parris McBride
George R.R. Martin and Parris McBride (Source: Business Insider)

Short Bio of Parris McBride

Well, there is nothing we could really tell about Parris’ birth and her parents. She’s not seen much out in the public and loves to stay away from media. But yeah, we have some idea about the early life of the author’s girl.

As a teenager, she lived in Portland, Oregon. Again she moved around quite a bit in her early 20s so that she could find her own place. But she eventually settled in Portland with her friends and moved to New Mexico only in the 80s when she started dating Martin.

5 Facts You Need to Know about George RR Martin Wife Parris McBride

1. Parris as a waitress

Back in the early 80s, Parris worked as a waitress in a restaurant that was actually owned by crucial members of Oregon feminism scene in Portland. She faced hard times in her teenage years and that might be where she learned the humanitarian she reflects now.

2. Love for the animals

Parris is a member of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico since the 90s whose aim is to rehabilitate wild and domestic-wolf dogs. In 2015, with the support of Gorge, she pledged $2.7 million towards a new art space for the group of Meow Wolf, who are dedicated art collective working throughout Santa Fe.

3. Parris’ favorite character

It is said that Parris’ favorite character from the ‘Game of Thrones’ is Arya, the youngest daughter of Lord Ned Stark and Lady Catelyn Stark of Winterfell.

4. No kids

Even after seven years of marriage, Parris and Martin do not have any children. Not only with Parris, Martin didn’t have any kids with his ex-wife Gale Burnick either.

5. Known each other for 40 years

Parris first met her future husband Martin in the mid-1970s, when he was all set to marry someone else. But after Martin divorced, they again met and finally married in 2011, which means that the couple has known each other now for 40 long years.

How did George RR Martin meet his wife Parris McBride?

Martin met Parris McBride for the first time in 1975, but they didn’t begin dating until the 1980s. At that time, Martin was married to Gale Burnick, but the relationship couldn’t last long and they got divorced in 1979.

Parris then used to live in Portland, Oregon and the couple were in a kind of long distance relationship. She once visited him in New Mexico and ended up never leaving. McBride once joked that they finally married after dating each other for 40 long years because they finally figured out that the relationship was a good fit.

They finally married on February 15, 2011, in a small ceremony in their Santa Fe home. On August 19th, 2011, a larger ceremony was held for the two to celebrate the marriage at the 69th World Science Fiction Convention in Nevada.

Past Relationships of Parris McBride

Back in the mid 1970s, Parris was interested in Martin’s friend Joe Haldeman. Besides this, none of her other relationships has been known to the public. The couple has been together and loyal to each other now for a very long time.


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