Mendel broke the news that Corgan popped the question quite matter-of-factly in a post about her 30th birthday party.
‘That’s right, I turned 30 yesterday. Thank you all for the sweet messages. I spent the day unplugged with my whole family (5 brothers, sister, parents, cousins, niece, nephew, children and close friends..) which was so special,” said Mendel. “If you know me, family is and always has was the most important thing for me. And getting all 7 siblings in one house hasn’t happened in over a decade. It was a day full of emotions. We lost a pet, ate good food, Augustus lost a tooth, and we enjoyed good company. The day ended with a wedding proposal. Of course I said yes.”
She added a video of her and Corgan with their two children as she prepared to blow out the candles on her birthday cake.
The couple met while Mendel was managing Corgan’s Madame Zuzu’s tea shop in Highland Park, Illinois. Their first child, son Augustus, was born in 2015, while a daughter, Philomena, followed in 2018.
Earlier this summer, Corgan and Mendel hosted one benefit concert and live stream after a mass shooting occurred in their Highland Park neighborhood at the Fourth of July parade.