Sunday, May 3, 2009

Trent Reznor and Mariqueen Maandig Are Engaged

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Bad news for all you Trent Teznor lovahs out there. The NIN singer is off the market and engaged to girlfriend Mariqueen Maandig. One of her bandmates posted a
bulletin on the West Indian Girl official website yesterday congratulating the frontwoman on her recent betrothement.
"in case u havent heard the news, mariqueen got engaged. everyone in the west indian girl camp is super excited and happy for her. q’s an awesome person, friend and bandmate and she couldnt be marrying a cooler guy. talk about analog and digital love - their kids might all have moogs for arms.
speaking of the future…this song title seems apropos - plus it’s off the fragile which i still consider the best record released in 1999. it’s actually one of the cds i would take with me on a deserted island..along with prince’s 1999 and the clash’s london calling …hmmm come to think of it those are all double cds…guess i should include our last double remix record to that list as well. shit…can’t forget kruder and dorfmeister’s the k&d sessions too - my choice for record of the year in 1998 btw"
The couple made their first public appearance together mere days ago at the LA premiere of Star Trek. Normally I'm a totaly cynic when it comes to these things, but Reznor and Maandig look like two little peas in a goth pod. Like Perry Farrell and Etty Lau, except in black leather.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

No need for TR fans to get their panties in a twist. She's a gold digger. This won't last. They hardly know each other.

Mrs. M. said...

well i ain't saying she's a gold digger but she ain't messing with no broke Reznor...

Anonymous said...

I wish it was a joke...

Emily said...

TRUTHFULLY I'm glad- I've been a NIN fan since I was 8, ever since Downward Spiral came out, and I can honestly say I thought this would never happen. I was actually worried he may never settle down with a family, and he of all people deserves that. It sucks that most NIN fans are going to be pissed about this, but then again they only listen to NIN cause they think Trent is hot, and NOT because he is a musical genius. Good for him! Plus, she is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Check her Twitter. All she's talked about since the engagement is shopping.

He's going on tour without her. Let's hope he takes his credit card numbers with him!

Mrs. M. said...

i was totally thinking about you too when i heard this Emily. i know you love him to pieces and was like oh crap. She's going to run down the aisle during the ceremony during that whole "Does anyone object?!?" part lol
and does anyone know the link to her twitter?

rammiaka said...

It's not my business absolutely, and I don't deny he is definitely able to choose a good life's companion.. Иut I think it shouldn't be her. Trent deserves а much better girl. But if he is happy with her - I'm happy too.

rammiaka said...

http://twitter.com/mariqueen
ain't it awful?

Mrs. M. said...

i dont know what's worse-that or the fact that she used the word "tight" as in "that shit is tight"

Anonymous said...

"that shit is tight" is especially awful when using it to describe your parents giving your engagement their blessing. LMAO

This girl is a joke.

Anonymous said...

this is such a joke relationship. He has no idea what good woman looks like if it hit him in the face. That is why he dates TRASH. This girl posed nude as well, and has some band that barely anyone has heard of, not much accomplished. Besides, she's a ghetto queen.

Emily said...

Haha Mrs. M- if I were to be running down the aisle at anyone's wedding it would have been for his gee-tarist, ROBIN FUCKING FINCK! God that man is gorgeous, and so talented. Plus he isn't as old as Reznor so... yeah... I'm sad that he is taken, not so much Trent lol.

I thought the NIN message boards were going to be exploding at this, but thankfully I've only seen ONE thread and it's a congrats thread. I hate most NIN-fans and the fangirls, so I was surprised.

Anonymous said...

The NIN message boards (as well as PI and ninhotline) STRONGLY discourage personal attacks. They get really pissy if you criticize anyone and will ban you if you so much as have an opinion on Trent's personal life. It's really weird.

The more I read about this, the more it sounds like a HUGE marketing scam. It can't be coincidence this happened right before the tour starts.

Mrs. M. said...

A lot of people have been guessing that it's a ploy but idk. he is a master at marketing but he's never really used his relationships to get press (unlike CLove who definitely did). You're right though anon-the timing is shady.

Anonymous said...

They have apparently only been together for a week. (Taking ques from when Mariqueen's facebook status changed to 'in a relationship' and the fact that a few days ago she tweeted 'one week <3', and she doesn't seem like they type who would be able to keep stuff like this to herself.)

I wish them the best but the brevity of their prior relationship concerns me greatly.

Emily said...

Trent doesn't seem like the kind of guy to use something like this as a marketing ploy for his tour. I don't know.

And anon#6 the mods on that board are so annoying!

Anonymous said...

So Reznor is engaged. NIN fans and non-fans alike are never satisfied.

"The woman is trash. She has nude photos. Man, she's a gold digger. Oh it's doomed to fail."Bitch. Whine. Bitch. NIN fans (and non-fans) alike are never f**king happy. Perhaps it was in bad taste to post an engagement announcement on the West Indian Girl site. Why bother to believe the hype if the Rezinator has neither confirmed nor denied this information...or has he? Meh. Anyway.

Truthfully, the less I know about Reznor's personal life, the better off he is in my eyes as an artist and a musician.

Perhaps he should have told his woman or anyone associated to her to keep this shit under wraps until the whole ceremony and vows are said and done with. That would have been a better alternative. Why couldn't the engagement been marketed the same way Reznor systematically plans his music releases? Surprise! TRez is married. Uh, yeah. Whatever.

Anonymous said...

Reznor hasnt a good record with relationship and/or friendships so who knows. This woman I would say does pretty vocal on their relationship when he is not. I wonder if it will last.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, she's freak'n ugly and a gold digger!

I've never seen photos more touched up; she look's nothing like the pics in Playboy. Just look at the pics from the Star Trek premiere...look at her face and her chest...lol!

And he looks a bit brainwashed. Scarey....marrying someone after knowing them for two weeks...and this is Trent Reznor...super secret and cautious. Right!! It's scary!! This is going to be the most costly marriage in history when the divorce papers come through.

If he's so happy, where's the NIN pics and Trent's comments about the engagement! She's a gold digger and he's just being stupid, perhaps it's a middle life crisis or he's using this as a promo (god knows for what). And the stupid, threatening comments he's posted on his web site about not saying anything about his friends or famly... (Mariqueen) crying on his shoulder. I have no doubt because his family, friends and fans all think he's making a hugh mistake!! Oh and Trent mouthing of to fans like that is a bad idea; remember who pays your bills, buys your merchandise! And if you didn't pick up with getto trash people would be happy for you. I've never seen more negative comments posted about any celeb engagement. The only good comments is on the NIN sites; but then again Trent will cut you off if you post your real feelings about this joke of a marriage.

I wish him all the happiness in the world, but it's going to happen this time, not unless it's a marriage for contractual reasons (but then that's not a real marriage is it?). Maybe she's pregnant...poor guy...he's trapped! Whatever...that's Hollywood...all Bullshit. And I thought Trent was above all the Hollywood games. Guess not! I have noticed lately his behavior has been weird! First announcing he's canceling all NIN tours....then he comes up with NIN/JA. I guess Mariqueen needs more money to spend. Oh and the last thing anyone cares about is her corset waist and going commando. Who the fuck cares. I think she's a bit stuck on herself and definitely delusional!! Sorry there's lots of beautiful women out there not just you..Mariqueen or is it Q. Oh, not to mention her bragging about sucking dick. Yea Trent your grandmother would be proud!

Poor Robin, I can only imagine what he and his wife think of all this.

Well, waiting for the next drama.... knocked up, divorce, whatever.

Wait...it's John Lennon and Yoko ...OMFG...give me a break! Trent you're losing it and your business contacts! Maybe he's buying into Chi-America, the Asian invasion.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ The Lennon/Ono comparisons.

Now let's have a little cultural lesson, shall we?

Asians = Plural Noun.

Oriental = Adjective.

Chimerica = World Domination seized.

Mariqueen = Filipina

Just because someone has Asian looks doesn't mean s/he is Chinese. I guess some people still get their multicultural knowledge from National Geographic magazines. FLAME ON!

Anonymous said...

get a life people. Lets see your wife or husband?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cultural lesson...lol
Mariqueen = Filipina, Oh yea, according to her.... isn't that her earth name or something!? Hmmm..wonder where she comes from....

filipino from The Urban Dictionary
1. A race that is asian by geography, but has little in common with other asian nations. A hard working, industrious, and very strong family oriented people, but notoriously useless at organizing anything beyond chaos as a nation of people.

2. An exceptional breed of gardener indigenous to a Southeast Asian island chain called the Philippines. A natural born weed whacker.

Wonder what else she's whacking!

hmmmm............

Anon 11:18
As for the comment "let's see your wife or husband".

Total babe and that's not just my opinion ;)
but my relationship is based on a lot more than physical attraction.

P.S. I have a life, a great one thanks!
I just hope Trent enters into a good marriage as well and he's not sucked into some kind of BS!!

Think...2 weeks...hmmmm!

Anonymous said...

all u people bagging on trent's girlfriend are retarded. u don't really know her, and ur not in a relationship with her. if trent likes her, then he can marry her. ur all just jealous whiny bitches.

Anonymous said...

all the fans' negativity is probably the reason why he likes to keep his relationships private. all everyone really knows is what is shown to the public, and you truly can't say you know how long they have actually been together.

and complaining about her twitter???
everyone's twitter is exactly like that.
ITS TWITTER! get over it, it's already expected.

Anonymous said...

How do u know some of us don't really know her?
Don't ASSUME anything!

Retarded? My IQ is very high and I have common sense enough to know marrying someone after two weeks is pretty crazy!

Retarded is marrying someone u don't really know.
Jealous? Of what? Do tell....

Anonymous said...

What about Twitter?

True!
I'd keep my relationships private they were freaky too!

Anonymous said...

Yes, when in doubt, whip out the URBAN DICTIONARY for all your definition needs.

And thanks for falling into the 'ignoramus' category. Just when I thought there would be intelligent life on the net, you have proved me wrong.

Anonymous said...

How can you be so sure that they've only been together for 2 weeks? Just because it's posted on the internet as that? Not everything on the internet is true, that's for sure.

And do you really know her?

Anonymous said...

Do you all take twitter so seriously?

Just because she has crap about shopping on twitter, means she's a gold digger?

Anonymous said...

so he's marrying someone he knew for 3 weeks that is reportedly a gold digger. i wish him the best. this could be quite emotionally/financially costly. i really hope they wait a while before having kids, so they can find out what each other is really like when not covered in makeup and designer clothes. poor trent. good luck with that one!

Anonymous said...

lol. You are all thinking too hard.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on. "Ghetto trash"? Are you racist or what? Get a life.

vakl said...

What it all comes down to is the music. That's the only connection that I have to TR. Since the majority of people that know of TR only share a connection with him by his music, then it's unlikely that anyone else posting here has any greater personal relationship with him beyond the fact that they have just heard his music before. However some people are insane and incredibly lonely, those are the people that cross the line of desire and lose their sanity in the madness of obsession. Those are the type of people that would take any sort of an announcement of an engagement involving TR negatively because they have deluded themselves into believing they know what is best for TR because they like to listen to his music or stare vapidly at photos and videos of him or read his twitter postings, etc. However all their "knowledge" of him is complete fabrication and does not go to any deeper level beyond the exterior he shares with the public.
Being unhealthy and miserable is what some artists choose to get their creative juices flowing. The ones that choose this route rarely live to see their 40's. TR has tried going this route before and it almost killed him. Also during that time there was a severe drought of NIN music.
Ever since TR did a complete 180 from his previous lifestyle, he's been a creative monsoon. New music, new albums, new tours, have been flooding in every year since With Teeth. That is a huge difference from the 5-6 year gaps that would span between halos in the earlier half of his career. As a fan, I'm a whole lot happier. As an artist, TR produces MORE music when he is happy and healthy. If being in love is one more element that helps him produce more awesome music, I'm all for it. After all, LOVE is far better than any drug out there. Without the side effects of early death attached.

Quit griefing and enjoy the music.

jakki said...

I don't usually like commenting on stuff like this but i HAVE to say...WHAT THE HELL IS TRENT REZNOR THINKING!?!?!?!?

This chick just reeks of arrogance and smugness...ugh just reading her twitter makes me think 'what does trent see in her!?'

The NIN forums are run by completely fascist dickheads to be honest - you can't have a decent conversation in there without being spoke down upon by some power tripping mod. Its like u go in tehre and its all this big facade of fun and games and rainbows and ponies. seriously -_-

i really hope trent knows what he's doing and I really do wish him all the best for the future but cmon....this is just unbelievable. I wonder what everyone else in the NIN camp thinks of this...

Anonymous said...

Well said vakl.
I can't help but think that if TR were dating/engaged to white girls over the years, the hating wouldn't be quite so vociferous (and that's just truly ugly on the part of fangirls I'm afraid) - I agree there may be an element of racism just because she is a Filipino-American.

All this "Yoko Ono" talk. Yoko Ono, btw, was a very smart and well respected avant garde artist before she met Lennon. People were down on her because she was nonwhite, too. Thought we didn't do that sort of thing anymore, now that we had a nonwhite President.

Chill out guys. Nothing wrong with love at first sight. Give the man some space, guys. Who cares about he age difference? Normal for a rock star. Rules are different for them.

Anonymous said...

Mid life crisis anyone? I mean, really, she is butt ugly, can't the man do better?

Anonymous said...

Wow. I actually read all of those vitriolic comments. I need a life. So do a lot of other people, clearly. Why is everyone so emotional? If he's making a mistake, let him. It is *his* life, after all. I'm a huge NIN/ TR fan, but I don't know the man or his life. Chances are neither does anybody else here. Let the man live however he chooses.
P.S. Her Twitter updates are a bit too detailed for my liking. If I want to read that kind of stuff, I'll log onto Secret Tweet or Kvetch.

Anonymous said...

Hey all. I have known Mariqueen for 3 years (as an aquaintance)- thought you might be interested to know the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Yes, she likes to shop and party and she is a wild one, but she is also very loving and HILARIOUS and smart. She has a twisted sense of humor with a love for the crass- that's what I like about her the most. What do you guys want, Mother Theresa? She may say things sometimes that sound kinda lame, I agree, but she is also very clever and witty. Also, what is up with people saying she is ugly? She is STUNNING in person. Being from LA, I am pretty immune to people's looks, but it is just ridiculous that people are saying she's ugly! If she's ugly, the rest of us should never leave the house.

All that said, I think this engagement is impulsive and ultimately doomed. I agree, it's silly and weird. But I also find it sickening how hateful people are being toward Q. And the racism... WTF, people!?

That's my 2 cents.

fragilelittlelie said...

First of all, why can’t people just be happy that he’s in love! Goodness! And just because the paparazzi don’t follow him around like media slut Paris Hilton doesn’t mean that the first photograph of them together is their first public outing or that they have only been seeing each other for 2 weeks. (I would swear I saw them together last summer, in person, but I’m not asking you to take my word since I’m not a stalker fan with a camera or anything) This is insanity. So much criticism. Just be happy for the man, he’s been through a lot and no matter what happens with this, he’ll get through it too! I hope he is enjoying love, because it is effing wonderful.

Anonymous said...

omy god sheeeeeeeeeeeee issssssssssssss nothing but gold digging white trash ! !:-/
i hope trent reznor pulls his own smart head out of his hot ass !!
and snap's back to reality a.s.a.p.!
he is only being beyond used !!!
for his money!

Anonymous said...

I am happy to hear that Trent's dating but marriage already? I also think Trent can get a much hotter chick and btw how old is she? I read somwhere that she lies about her age a lot. Not a good way to start a relationship if u ask me. I also think that she's only with him to get noticed in the music world.

Anonymous said...

SOOO SHE'S A FELLOW MUSICIAN HUH!!! JUST HOPE SHE WENT THROUGH THE DRUG PHASE ALREADY. B/C TRENT HAS AND DOESN'T NEED A RELASPE.

Anonymous said...

Okay her last name is MAANDIG("Man dig")!!! What does that tell ya? Trent if you are reading this...LEAVE HER!!!! You have prettier,smarter, cooler,non-goldigger soulmates' out there for you!

Anonymous said...

well...Trent is a genius because he always surprise us with the unexpected and its obvious that some NIN fans were going to react violent because NIN songs are all about depression and violence...So i guess that to look at Trent(the creator of Hurt/the great destroyer/Only..etc) happy, they will feel alone, because this guy was the King of melancholy, sex and violence in their world...Personally I think he could get a better girl(i wanted Karen O or Tori Amos for him...anyway)...but if the guy wants this one is because he is smart enough to pick her...I think he knows what he is doing. Some said she is a gold digger, but we ALL love money..really who doesnt??..She looks sweet and maybe Trent just want someone who can take care of him after all he has been through he deserves it...I dont know...All I know is we as fans should support this guy with our head on the clouds and our feet on the ground...

Anonymous said...

I'm lost. Why is someone's engagement anyone's business but the two people involved and their families? Some of you people strike me as scary, like you're "disappointed" he's getting married, as if he should marry you! What are you, nuts?! He's a musician, she's a musician, they're both grown adults, let them enjoy this moment. I can't believe all that liberating energy that is rock 'n' roll is being used to trash people U DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW.

Anonymous said...

All you have to do is look google her and you'll find that she was a nobody before this wedding engagement.
All I'm thinking is in how devastated can Trent be if she turns to be rubbish. G-d helps that not.

MARIA said...

You people should all get a life, the man loves the girl and both of them don't give a damn of what you people think of thier relationship. Its thier life whether you like it or not they are married. And you cant blame the man for falling in love to an Exotic Asian beauty. I am also A Filipina and proud of my race. We filipinas are not like the other women out there who are stucked up bitches. Congratulations to the loving couple for thier newly found life. And for the fans, cant you just be happy for the man? He is a musical genius...

Anonymous said...

I know this is old news but I will add my 2 cents. She looks too young -- don't say he is a rock star that is no excuse. He has tried to be different than other rock stars in other ways - no excuses here. Did she go to college or do anything to show she is of normal intelligence? She looks plastic - she wears too much makeup. She looks like a souless, talentless, party girl. I don't like what she seems to be about.

Anonymous said...

"We filipinas are not like the other women out there who are stucked up bitches."

Way to make yourself sound like a jealous bitch.

Anonymous said...

she has a nice toned body but her face is a nightmare. have you ever seen a face that huge? quagmire all the way.

trent i hope you got a prenup. she is well known for her drug use, partying, and sleeping around LA. Your son, Lazarus Echo, may keep her occupied for now...but it is just a matter of time before she starts working the streets again.

Anonymous said...

Don't know much about her. At first glance, I don't like her, but that might just be jealousy kicking in. I'm all shocked that Trent went out a procreated a kid, but I guess its no surprise. How old is she though? She looks crazzzzzy young. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for big age differences, but this marriage always surprised me.

Anonymous said...

Well, according to all the documentaries on mail ordered brides, thats all Filipino women are taught at a young age. Marry a rich older American man so you can get his money. That's what this bust-down, jump off, gold digging fame whore did. Jesus Christ, TRez, she's gonna work you worse than Courtney Love did! Im fact, Courtney is somewhere laughing historically at you...

Anonymous said...

Hilarious bullshit is hilarious.

"And you cant blame the man for falling in love to an Exotic Asian beauty."

There are more Asians on earth than any other race combined. They are far from exotic, as far as humans go, they're rather plain. It's the blondes and the Africans that are more exotic, honestly. Plenty of men around the world are not attracted to Asians, either. You act as if this is inevitable. That kind of attitude is nauseating.

"We filipinas are not like the other women out there who are stucked up bitches."

You sound incredibly stuck up, yourself. A gold digger is a gold digger, regardless of her ethnicity. I congratulate the women who use their mental and emotional talents and skills to make a living for themselves, not the women who mooch off of other, more successful people. And I hold men to the same standard. She fails to meet that basic standard. She is an embarrassment and there is a reason that people are slinging stereotypes in her direction.


Looks like we have another butthurt chick with an inferiority complex who can't handle the fact that not everyone in her ethnic group is a very good person. There are bad apples in every crowd and your crowd is not special, sorry.

 
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