Alanis Morissette surprised fans by announcing Monday that she'd secretly wed rapper Mario "MC Souleye" Treadway in a private ceremony on May 22.
So who is MC Souleye?
1. His real name is Mario Treadway
He was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he began writing rhymes at age 10, but his career kicked off when he won a Relix magazine contest that gave him a spot on Jam Cruise in 2005 alongside P-Funk. He's known for his freestyle technique.
2. He's younger than Alanis
Souleye is 30 years old, while Morissette is 36. She's dated younger guys before though, including Ryan Reynolds, 33, to whom she called off her engagement in February 2007. She's also dated older guys, including Full House star Dave Coulier, now 50, about whom she reportedly wrote her hit song, "You Oughta Know."
3. They began dating in 2009
Morissette met Souleye in October 2009, around the time she split from her beau of two years, environmental lawyer Tom Ballanco.
4. He's an activist
He sounds off on everything from his support of universal health care to saving the tigers ("Just 20 years ago, there were 100,000 tigers in Asia, but now only 3,200 remain in the world," he writes) on Twitter. After the earthquake in Haiti, he wrote, "Sitting on Plane in LA Crying like a baby Eyes full of tears. Listening to @wyclef thinking of my Haitian friends who live in Florida LOVE."
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