Marisol Maldonado- Biography of the wife of Rob Thomas

Who is Marisol Maldonado?

Marisol Maldonado is the wife of Rob Thomas. She is a former fashion model, producer, and socialite.

She immediately came into the limelight after she married Rob. Her husband is the lead singer of the rock band Matchbox Twenty. 

Even though Rob initially was planning to live a “single rock guy” lifestyle guy but he found love in Marisol. They have been together for over two decades.

Let’s find out about the beautiful Marisol Maldonado and what made Rob fall in love with Marisol.

Let’s look at what we could gather about this fantastic lady, Marisol Maldonado.

Marisol Maldonado Biography
Marisol Maldonado Biography

Quick facts

Full nameMarisol Maldonado
Also known as Marisol Maldonado Thomas
BirthdayMay 27, 1971
Age52 years old
Sun signGemini
TraitsPositive: adaptable, outgoing, and intelligent
Negative: indecisive, impulsive, and nosy
BirthplaceQueens, New York City
Current residenceNew York, USA
ParentsMaria Maldonado
Marital statusMarried
SpouseRob Thomas
ChildrenMaison Avery William Thomas
EducationNo information
ProfessionFormer model, producer, philanthropist, and manager of Sidewalk Angels
Net worthUSD 5 million
Social mediaInstagram
Height5”7′ inch (170.18 cm)
Eye colorBrown
Hair ColorBrown

Early life

Marisol Maldonado
Marisol Maldonado

Marisol Maldonado was born on May 27, 1971, in Queens, New York City, to Maria Maldonado. Her parents are likely Puerto Rican. 

Marisol is a shortened version of the Spanish name Maria de la Soledad. It means “Mary of the Solitude.” Marisol is a title given to the Virgin Mary. 

She is a Gemini. A Gemini woman is adaptable, outgoing, and intelligent. But the negative side is that it is indecisive, impulsive, and nosy. People born on this day of the month have a particular but graceful personality. 

The beauty with a charming dimpled smile stands tall at 5 feet 7 inches. Likewise, Marisol has beautiful brown eyes and long brown hair. 

Marisol has been struggling with autoimmune and multiple tick-borne diseases since 2003. According to her, the doctors discovered eight tick-borne conditions after removing a brain lesion.

The symptoms include numbness, seizures, visual disturbances, and even infertility. 

As a result of Marisol’s Lyme infection, she suffers from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and has undergone several treatments, from medicine to holistic therapy. 

However, she still accompanies her husband on tours. 

Marisol stated that her husband tried hard to balance his personal and professional career in an interview with Nightline. 

Currently, the couple is also advocating to spread awareness about Lyme disease. They recently joined forces with the Global Lyme Alliance (GLA).

She even gave an honoree speech at an annual GLA event in New York.

She said contracting the disease made her feel like she was standing still, just existing but could not participate in anything.

Her condition made her feel like she was utterly alone, for no one could understand the pain she suffered every minute of her life. 


Marisol Maldonado wedding photo with Rob Thomas
Marisol Maldonado’s wedding photo with Rob Thomas

Marisol Maldonado met Rob on his tour when she was 24 and 27. A guitar technician for Rob’s band had invited her to the afterparty. The lovebirds talked for 10 minutes at the party, enough to ignite the spark.

Marisol described him as the man of her dreams in an interview. She said, “I left and told my girlfriend, ‘That’s the guy I’m going to marry.’ I tell people I have always been married to him – I just hadn’t met him yet.”

For two weeks, Rob called her every night while on tour with his band.

A week after they started dating, the couple decided to get matching tattoos to show their confidence in their relationship.

The idea crossed their mind while passing through a tattoo parlor in New York. Rob had his tattoo on his arm, while Marisol got it on her ankle. The matching tattoo was a Japanese symbol that denoted ‘loyalty.’

Two months into dating Marisol, Rob proposed to her with an antique-style engagement ring.

Rob Thomas and Marisol Maldonado together after marriage
Rob Thomas and Marisol Maldonado together after marriage

Rob stated in an interview that it was a spontaneous proposal.

The couple was arguing in a parking lot in Atlanta when Rob took out the ring from his pocket and popped the question. He even joked, saying, “I think I won the argument. Though I guess I can only play that card once!”

The couple got married on October 2, 1999, on the grounds of the Santa Ynez, California ranch.

The couple then went on a romantic honeymoon in Hawaii for three weeks after their wedding ceremony.

Rob Thomas (husband)

Rob Thomas with his second wife
Marisol Maldonado with her husband, Rob Thomas

Marisol Maldonado’s husband, Rob Kelly Thomas, was born on February 14, 1972, in Landstuhl, West Germany.

He is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and the lead singer for Matchbox Twenty.

Rob Thomas had a rough upbringing due to his parents’ rocky relationship, which led him to act out often in his twenties. As a result, he was sent to jail for two years for stealing a car.

However, things changed when he had a son from a past relationship. Marisol’s stepson – Maison Avery William Thomas, was born one year before their wedding on July 10, 1998.

Maison Avery William Thomas
Stepson of Marisol Maldonado

Rob always credits Marisol, and his son, Maison, for his professional and personal life.

Rob once said, “My life is my muse, whether it’s my relationship with my wife or something with my son.”

Talking about his career, Rob’s band, Matchbox Twenty, had emerged as one of the most successful Rock bands of the late 1990s. Their debut album ‘Yourself or Someone Like You’ made USD 10 million in sales in just the US.

Although Thomas’s band is on an infinite hiatus, Rob has pursued his career as a solo artist.

He recently released his fourth solo album called ‘Chip Tooth Smile,’ a name Marisol Maldonado gave for his cracked tooth that he had gotten when he was 19 while slam-dancing in a concert.


During her early twenties, Marisol Maldonado used to work as a full-time model. She has worked with several high-end brands and has been featured in several magazines.

Likewise, she has also appeared in Rob Thomas’s other music video called ‘Ever the Same.’

Besides modeling, Maldonado has also produced Rob Thomas’s documentary, My Secret Record. The documentary followed Thomas while he worked on his solo debut album, ‘ Something to be.’

In 2006, Marisol also appeared in one of the episodes of a TV show called ‘Punk’d.’ The TV show is about pranking celebrities with the help of a hidden camera. Marisol also works as her husband’s manager and helps him in his career.

She has appeared in the music video Smooth featuring Rob Thomas and Santana.

Charity work

Marisol Maldonado and her husband and mother also run Sidewalk Angels Foundation. The foundation works to provide funds/support to twenty no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues in the US. 

The organization aims to fight for the rights and fair treatment of animals. As a result, Marisol and her family have built facilities like barns and kennels for animals, streamlined the adoption process, and organized extensive rescue operations across the country.

Likewise, they have been trying to raise awareness of violent crimes against animals. 

Marisol and Rob also conduct an annual charity concert at ‘The Borgata’ in Atlantic City to raise money for the foundation. The foundation also has a fund-raise section with merchandise like bracelets, caps, t-shirts, and dog clothes. 

net worth

Marisol has worked on several modeling projects and shows. She has a net worth of USD 5 million.

On the other hand, her husband’s net worth is around USD 17 million, which he accumulated through his career as both lead singer in Matchbox Twenty and as a solo artist. 

Her husband bought an almost 7,900 sq. foot house for USD 4 million. The house has six bedrooms and bathrooms. 

It has a curved floating staircase and dark-stained hardwood floors. 

We assume this is where the family lives.

Social media

Despite being in the limelight with her famous husband, Marisol has no social media accounts. However, her husband often posts pictures of her on his social media platforms. 

You can find him on Instagram as @robthomas

He is also on Facebook

On the other hand, the couple does have an Instagram account for their Sidewalk Angeles Foundation, in which Marisol posts pictures of her and Rob with their rescue animals.


What disease does Rob Thomas’s wife have?

Ron Thomas’s wife, Marisol Maldonado, has suffered from debilitating autoimmune and multiple tick-borne diseases since 2003. This condition is also called Lyme disease.

How old is Marisol Thomas?

Born on May 27, 1971, Marisol Maldonado Thomas is 52 years old.

How did Rob Thomas meet his wife?

Rob Thomas met his wife, Marisol Maldonado, at one of his concerts. Marisol’s friend happened to be Rob’s band’s guitar technician. So he helped Marisol and her friends get into the concert. 
Later, her friend invited her to the band’s afterparty, where Rob met Marisol for the first time. 

Where Is Marisol Maldonado From?

Rob Thomas’s wife, Marisol Maldonado, is from Queens, New York.

Are Rob Thomas And Marisol Maldonado Still Married?

Yes, Rob Thomas and Marisol Maldonado are still happily married.

Do Rob And Marisol Thomas Have Kids?

Rob and Marisol Thomas do not have any children together due to Marisol’s health complications. However, she is a mother figure to Rob’s child from his previous affair, Maison Avery William Thomas.

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