Jill McCormick is the second and current wife of grunge music icon, Eddie Vedder –best known for his baritone voice as the front man of legendary band Pearl Jam.
Jill’s hubby was born Edward Louis Severson on December 23, 1964. The Illinois native, also a guitarist, hit the big time in the early ’90s with Pearl Jam.
Vedder, who had a rough childhood at home became interested in rock music and formed his first band, Bad Radio in his early 20’s.
Traveling between Chicago and San Diego –where he worked as a security guard to support his music –Vedder later sent a demo to Seattle which resulted in the formation of Pearl Jam, originally called Mookie Blaylock.
Their debut, Ten, followed in the fall of 1991. With the Seattle scene (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, et al.) exploding on the charts, airwaves, and media, Pearl Jam picked the perfect time to issue their debut, which eventually outsold all other Seattle bands, and made Pearl Jam one of the biggest groups of the ’90s.
Vedder has been ranked #7 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Best Lead Singers of All Time list and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam earlier this year.
Vedder who is also known for many of his liberal views on sociopolitical issues, has been married a total of two times.
Vedder was first married to Beth Liebling in 1994. Beth is also a musician known for the Seattle-based experimental instrumental group Hovercraft. The couple divorced in 2000, after six years of marriage. They had been in a long term relationship since 1983.
Model Jill McCormick and Vedder became romantically involved in 2000, after having met in 1999. They tied the knot in Hawaii in 2010, after a decade of dating and two children later. She is 13-years Vedder’s junior.
The former model became a mom of two with the births of the couple’s daughters. She first gave birth to daughter Olivia in 2004. Second daughter, Harper Moon followed in 2008.
Jill Kristin McCormick is an L.A. native who was born November 11, 1977. As a model she appeared on the pages Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar.
As a teenager she signed a deal with Elite Models Miami Division and her family relocated to Nokomis, FL. She is the daughter of a successful stock-broker father and divorce lawyer mother.
Through her marriage to Vedder, she’s been known as the first lady of Grunge for years.
The stunning wife and mother of two keeps a relatively low profile and enjoys leaving the spotlight to her iconic musician hubby.
The two are often linked to a number of philanthropic efforts. Earlier this year the Jill and hubby hosted an event to find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa through the EB Research Partnership.