Yes! He kept his word. Singer, songwriter, activist and all-around good guy, Jason Mraz, said he wouldn’t get married until same-sex marriage was legal and this June, the Supreme Court made it so. I met Jason about 5-6 years ago at a benefit for the LGBT teen suicide prevention hotline, The Trevor Project and since then he’s bought my work, hosted a gallery dinner for me and even rerouted his tour bus to make it to one of my shows. (If I was Jewish, I’d call him a mensch!) I caught up with his European tour 2 years ago and met his longtime girlfriend Christina Carano on the road too. They met in 2007 at a coffee shop Tina used to own in Hermosa Beach, but they they didn’t start dating until 2011. They kept their relationship a bit on the DL for a while, but last summer when Jason was on tour with Raining Jane for his last album YES!, Tina showed me the ring and Jason said they just got engaged. The cat’s out of the bag now, the sweethearts just wed yesterday in an outdoor ceremony surrounded by Virginia forest.
Look at this church setting! The wedding took place at the Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville (where Mraz grew up) and NO, I wasn’t there. I knew the guest list was going to be small (like 50 family and friends) and even if you aren’t a international pop star with nearly 6 million Twitter followers, that’s hard to edit your list down to 50. Just as well, I always cry at weddings, but I would like to have given them both a big hug. He wrote on Instagram;
“Today I was made the luckiest man in the world.”
I know him, he's not just saying that. I’m really SO happy for them. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy or gal. I wish them all the best. I'm trying to figure out what to get them for a wedding gift. Art, of course. Can I brag for a second? Their house has a room dedicated to my work. He's my biggest collector, and I'm very grateful. I’ve not seen it in person, otherwise I could size up what wall could fit what. They don’t need L-O-V-E they’ve already got that. YES!, they’ve got that too…. but honestly, can you ever have too much YES!?