You Oughta Get to Know Alanis Morissette's Husband

Alanis Morissette is known for writing one of the greatest breakup songs of all time—hello, “You Oughta Know”—but she’s now happily married to Mario Treadway, the hip-hop artist known as Souleye.

“He’s an incredibly modern man, so he has never had an issue with being married to an alpha woman, God bless him,” Morissette told Self of Souleye in 2019. “His mom held down two full-time jobs, his dad stayed home. So there’s nothing unfamiliar about [our situation for him].”

In the same interview, the “Ironic” singer explained that she and Souleye work hard on “provisioning,” meaning that they work together on figuring out who’s going to provide what in the relationship—tradition be damned. “It might look like: ‘Actually, just, if you don't mind, I'm going to verbally ventilate for three hours,’ that's a huge provision. He's with the kids right now, that's a huge provision,” she explained. “Especially around pregnancy, if I need something at any given time, if at 4 p.m. I need probiotics, he's, like ‘I'll be right back.’ So that's amazing.”

Their technique seems to be working, because the duo have been married for 14 years and counting. Keep reading for everything to know about Alanis Morissette’s husband, Souleye.

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Who is Alanis Morissette married to?

Alanis Morissette is married to Mario Treadway, a.k.a. Souleye. Like Morissette, Souleye is a musician. He began performing as a hip-hop artist in high school and released his first album in 2002. His most recent album, Disguised as Tomorrow, debuted in 2023.

Since their relationship began in 2009, Morissette and Souleye have collaborated several times. They’ve toured together, and she cowrote some of the tracks on his 2013 album, Iron Horse Running. In 2017, they recorded the song “Soul Angel” together, and Morissette starred in the music video.

“Working with Alanis is a true blessing,” Souleye told Naluda magazine in 2021. “Her experience and expertise and witty sense of humor, and her impeccable timing and creative imagination allows for an almost effortless time in the studio.”

Morissette, meanwhile, has said that she was a fan of Souleye’s music before their romantic partnership began. “When I first met Souleye, I was a really big fan—like super crushed out—and I had no thought that we'd be able to even date,” she told Billboard in 2012. “Writing songs with him has been amazing.”

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How did Alanis Morissette meet her husband?

Morissette met Souleye in 2009 at a meditation retreat in California, which the MC attended with a mutual friend. “I would date people, and there would be something about me that would hit a brick wall with whomever I was sitting across from,” Morisette explained during a 2014 interview with Oprah Winfrey. “And with Souleye, when I first met him, I could see that there was this limitlessness to where we could go. … I was even a little scared thinking, ‘Oh, God, I’m going to be going into territories that are outside of my jurisdiction and outside of my comfort zone if I hang out with this person. You remind me of a composite of my whole family and this will get really interesting and really challenging and really beautiful.’”

Meditation has remained an important cornerstone of their relationship. The pair have a dedicated meditation room in their home, and in 2022, Morissette released an album of guided meditations titled The Storm Before the Calm.

When did Alanis Morissette and Souleye get married?

Morissette and Souleye tied the knot on May 22, 2010, in an intimate ceremony held at their Los Angeles home. Morissette confirmed the news via X (formerly Twitter) at the time, writing, “So happy to share with you that my man Souleye and I got married. We’re very excited to embark on this journey with each other….sending love…connect soon xo – Alanis.”

How old is Alanis Morissette’s husband?

Souleye is about six years younger than his wife. He was born on May 3, 1980, making him 44. Morissette, now 50, was born on June 1, 1974.

How long have Alanis Morissette and her husband been together?

Morissette and Souleye celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary in May 2024. The Grammy winner said in December 2020 that “flirting” is one of the biggest keys to relationship longevity.

“Flirting is nice … dates, gifts. and compliments,” she said at the Elle USA Women in Concert Celebration. “Any time he says anything about me emotionally, like, ‘Wow, you're really nurturing’ or ‘really patient,’ that’s, like, full-blown sexy time for me.”

Does Alanis Morissette have kids?

Morissette and Souleye share three kids: son Ever Imre (born on Dec. 25, 2010), daughter Onyx Solace (born on June 23, 2016), and son Winter Mercy (born on Aug. 8, 2019).

Last year, Morissette revealed that bringing the whole family on tour is difficult, so for her current Triple Moon Tour with Joan Jett and Morgan Wade, they’re trying a different approach. “We very briefly attempted to go on the tour bus as a gang, and that was an unmitigated disaster. So we are now ‘hubbing,’ it's called,” she told Today in December 2023, explaining that the group will “hunker down” in one location and “Mom will jump out” to perform in nearby venues.

Who else has Alanis Morissette dated?

Dave Coulier

Morissette briefly dated the Full House star in 1992. Their relationship has long been rumored to be the inspiration for the song “You Oughta Know” from her 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill. During a 2019 interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Morissette said has no plans to ever identify her inspiration, adding, “I am intrigued at the thought—or at the fact—that more than one person has taken credit for it. I'm thinking, ‘I don’t know if you want to take credit for being the person I wrote ‘You Oughta Know’ about.”

Ryan Reynolds

Morissette began dating the Deadpool actor after they met at Drew Barrymore’s birthday party in 2002. The pair got engaged in June 2004 but split in February 2007. The following year, Morissette said that their public breakup felt like “rock bottom” for her.

“I was a full-blown love addict, so it was like, ‘I can’t keep doing this, my body can’t take it.’ For someone who is a love addict, [breakups are] debilitating,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 2008. “So this was a huge, critical juncture for me. Everything broke, and it was an amazing and horrifying time.”

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