What It’s Like to Be Married to an Ex-Rockstar

The weird and the wild, from the unwitting wife.

Male drummer on stage playing wildly with lights behind him. His hair is flying everywhere and he looks very concentrated.
Photo by Andrew Petrischev on Unsplash

My husband is a rockstar. Rather, he was a rockstar. In the early 2000s, he and his band toured all over Europe with hit songs, screaming fans, and merch for days. The band eventually broke up and he moved to the US where he’d been living in relative obscurity, composing music for films and TV shows. I…