It is safe to say that all the chaos and havoc George R.R. Martin creates amongst his characters in Game of Thrones is definitely not inspired by his personal life. After all, the star author has a perfect personal life and has found his happily ever after with his wife, Parris Mcbride. While the pair do not have children in their over 40 years as a couple, they are certainly enjoying their time together. But for all their happy times as a couple, little is known about Mcbride, and apart from her few red carpet appearances, Mcbride prefers to keep her life private. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Parris Mcbride.
Early Life and career:
Parris Mcbride was born in Portland, Oregon, United States. As a young kid, Mcbride spent most of her early life at her family’s grocery store. Mcbride stayed in Oregon during her early teenage years and matriculated from a local high school. However, she was always a hippie at heart and decided to move around during her late teens. So much so, that invitations to her 25th birthday party read, ‘crazed hippie reaches quarter century’. In her early 20’s, Parris moved around a lot and traveled around the states.
For all the traveling in her early teens, Parris always knew that she would eventually return to Portland and started working as a waitress at the restaurant, Old Wives’ Tales. However, Parris was let go from the restaurant and she started working at another restaurant, Sambo. Parris was no longer satisfied with her job and decided to leave her life as a waitress for good.
She then took up journalism and started writing a live journal, where she documented several events of her life. Eventually, the journal gained traction and Parris started working as a philanthropist. Over the years, Parris and Martin have worked together with several animal rescue centers including the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico, which helps rehabilitate wild and domestic wolf-dogs. The pair have been supporting the organization since the ’90s. In 2013, Parris helped the Pearl Foundation to raise funds to provide scholarships for writing students and also pledged $2.7 million to an arts collective called Meow Wolf in 2015.
While Parris has never revealed how much she earns contributes to her net worth. All thanks to the successful career of George R.R Martin, Parris has the fortune to live a luxurious life. As of early 2021, George has a net worth recorded at USD 120 Million.
Personal life, Marriage, and other things:
George R.R. Martin and Parris Mcbride first met in Nashville in 1975. At the time, Martin was dating Gale Burnick whereas Parris was attracted to George’s friend Joe Haldeman. Following Martin’s divorce from Burnick, he got together with Parris and the pair have been together ever since.
When they first started dating, Parris lived in Portland, whereas Martin lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The pair tried to convince the other to move and it was Parris who finally gave in. The pair remained together as a couple for 30 years before finally deciding to tie the knot on the 15th of February, 2011.
While Parris is a huge fan of Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ and even has a favorite character which many believe to be Arya, she is a lifelong fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and has been collecting memorabilia for most of her life.
A quick write on her husband, George R.R. Martin:
George R.R. Martin is an American novelist and screenwriter, best known as the author of the bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the critically acclaimed television series Game of Thrones. He was born on September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Martin began his career as a writer in the 1970s, writing short stories and novels in various genres. In the 1980s, he began writing science fiction and fantasy novels, including the series Wild Cards and the novel Fevre Dream.
However, Martin is best known for his A Song of Ice and Fire series, which began with the novel A Game of Thrones in 1996. The series is set in a fictional world inspired by medieval Europe and follows the political intrigue and power struggles among various noble families. The series has been praised for its complex characters, intricate plot, and realistic portrayal of violence and power. Despite the popularity of his work, Martin has faced criticism for the long delays between his books. The most recent book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Fire and Blood, was published in 2018, 7 years after its prequel A Dance with Dragons which was published in 2011.
In addition to his writing, Martin has also worked as a screenwriter and producer for television and film. He served as a producer and writer for the HBO series Game of Thrones, which aired from 2011 to 2019 and was based on his A Song of Ice and Fire series. The show became a cultural phenomenon and won numerous awards.