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Smashing news: Billy Corgan & Chloe Mendel are now engaged

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The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and longtime partner Chloe Mendel are now engaged.

Mendel revealed the news in an Instagram post, sharing that her recent 30th birthday celebration ended with “a wedding proposal.”

“Of course I said yes,” Mendel writes.

Corgan, 55, and Mendel have been together since 2013. They have two children: Augustus Juppiter and Philomena Clementine.

In related news, Corgan has shared an update on the status of the next Smashing Pumpkins album. Corgan describes the upcoming effort as a “33 song, three-act rock opera” that will be a “sequel” to the Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Machina records.

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