Singer John Darnielle is often known for his music, songs and his band Mountain Goats, but most of all for his drug addiction as a teenager. This talented singer, aged 48, struggled quite hard as a teen and suffered from his abusive step father. But that did not stop him from pursuing his career as a passionate musician and singer. But how was John, who was once trapped in the world of drug and addiction, able to come out of it?
He did it all with his own will power and the support of his beloved wife, Lalitree Darnielle. Though John likes to keep his personal life within the four walls of his house, we have a source who happily talked to us about his relationship with his wife and about how he fell in love with her and how they ended up marrying each other.
John and his wife belong to totally different field of work, yet they are so similar. The two have been married for more than ten years now and they have two children, sons Roman and Moses, together. There are many who think that the couple is unlikely as Darnielle is a musician and a novelist whereas Lalitree is a botanist and photographer. But we all know, Science and Arts go side by side. And this might be the reason why this ‘unlikely’ pair is still strong and together.
We think we are going a bit off the topic. We were actually discussing about John and his wife’s dating history and their married life. A source, who claims to know quite a few detail of the couple’s life, told us that the lovely pair met each other during one of his musical tours for his Indie Folk band Mountain Goats.
They said: “The couple met each other during one of his old musical tours. Lalitree, despite being a botanist is a music lover and she loved John’s music very much. So while attending his concert, they got introduced to each other by one of their friends.”
The source further added: “John had a troublesome childhood and he was just starting to get out of the hell filled with drug addiction and abuse. So when he met Lalitree, he saw something in her that clicked in his heart. He fell in love with her and he asked her out right away. It was after this incident that they started dating each other and their romance slowly grew. In her company, John found so much satisfaction and love. He grew in a positive way.
“So he proposed Lalitree to marry him and she said yes and now they are here, happy and successful.”
The informant also explained about his traumatic childhood and how his loving wife helped him to start out a serious career in writing. “He published his first book, Black Sabbath: Master of Reality in April 2008 as part of the 33? series,” said the insider.
Darnielle penned down his first novel ‘Wolf in White Van’ and released it on September 16, 2014. It later received nomination for the National Book Award for Fiction.
So according to the gossip monger, his wife helped him overcome his dark past. He spent his childhood with his abusive stepfather and it was his traumatic childhood that pushed him into the world of drug abuse.
However, it is all in the past and the couple are very happy together.
His net worth remains undisclosed.