BRANDI Carlile made headlines in October of 2021 after announcing the release of her seventh album, “In These Silent Days.”
When Brandi is not writing music, she can be found at home with her partner Catherine Shepherd.
Who is Brandi Carlile’s wife?
Born in 1975, Catherine is the daughter of actor Jack Shepherd.
Growing up, Catherine attended James Allen’s Girls’ School in England and like her father, pursued a career in acting.
While not much information is known about Catherine, she currently serves as the executive director of the Looking Out Foundation, a non-profit organization that was founded by Brandi and her bandmates.
Catherine is often seen on the red carpet alongside her wife but aside from that, she tends to stay out of the public eye.
How long have Brandi and Catherine been together?
Brandi and Catherine have been married since 2012.
October 2021 marked nine years together and Brandi was seen posting a tribute to her wife on Instagram in honor of the occasion.
“Happy anniversary Cath! 9 years! I promise next year we’ll do something other than album promo,” Brandi wrote. “You make everything feel like a holiday though and I wouldn’t trade a minute of whatever kind of time you’ll give me. I love you more than boats, and wine…and maybe even more than Elton John…”
She continued: “Thanks for marrying me and becoming a reluctant and brilliantly sarcastic American.”
The couple met while Catherine coordinated Paul McCartney’s charity work.
After talking for about a year, the two officially met when Catherine traveled to New York City while working on a project for The Beatles’ singer and they have been together ever since.
Prior to meeting, Brandi thought that Catherine was 65 years old.
“It was shocking to say the least,” she told People Magazine. “Every time I talked to her over the phone, I thought I was talking to somebody who was like 65 years old. I don’t know why. I think because of her wisdom and her demeanor. Or maybe I thought she was Paul’s age or something. So we met backstage in New York, and we were both like 27.”
Do the couple have any children together?
Following their marriage, the couple then went on to start a family together.
The couple have two daughters together, Evangeline, 6, and Elijah, 3.
In her new memoir Broken Horses, which was released in early 2021, Brandi opened up about parenting and being a parent within the LGBTQ+ community.
“I’m hoping people see through my story that there’s no right or wrong way to evolve into a parenting role in either heterosexual or same-sex relationships,” Brandi told People. “There are different, complicated dynamics, and there are many ways to feel. The more we talk about it and normalize it, the easier it is to understand that your parenting journey is custom. It really is your own.”
The couples first child, Evangeline, was conceived through IVF and in her book, Brandi revealed that she initially “struggled” with the fact that she wasn’t the one carrying her.
Brandi wrote that she was “feeling really confused about what my role even was” but she eventually “made peace with not being pregnant.”
Their second daughter, Elijah, was then later conceived by artificial insemination in 2017.
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