Cheech Marin married Natasha Rubin on August 8, 2009, in his Malibu home in front of guests, including Don Johnson, Carlos Mencia, and Geraldo Rivera. In February of the same year, the comedian and his wife had gotten engaged a few months prior.

Cheech and his wife both take to Instagram now and then to post about each other. The Cheech And Chong star recently shared a portrait of him and Rubin by artist Marcos Moreira.


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Who Is Cheech Marin’s Wife?

Rubin, a Russian-American musician, is also a professional classical pianist. Aside from music, she is also a fashionista and a jewelry designer who has her own music-inspired jewelry collection called HighNotesCollection in Etsy. 

Rubin began dating Cheech in 2004, and he popped the question over dinner at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in L.A. on February 17, 2009.

Cheech Marin Was Married Twice Previously

Twelve years into their marriage, his marriage with Rubin is the longest marriage to date. Before getting together with her, the actor had been married twice.

The actor’s first marriage was with Rikki Marin, whom he wed on November 1, 1975. Cheech and Rikki welcomed a son together, and their relationship extended beyond their marriage. She was an actress who appeared in Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie (1980), and Cheech & Chong’s the Corsican Brothers (1984).

Cheech and Rikki divorced in 1984, and he moved on with Patti Heid, whom he married on April 1, 1986. He had two daughters with Heid, but just like his first marriage, this one did not last as well. Heid also accused him of violent abuse, but the court later vindicated him.

Ex-Wife Accused Cheech Of Violent Abuse

Heid filed a restraining order against Cheech after he allegedly screamed at her after she refused to close a property transfer deal they had previously agreed on. She also claimed that he had gotten violent with her multiple times before the incident.

According to TMZ, Heid claimed Cheech had fractured her cheek, blackened her eye, and violently choked her, causing severe bruises on her neck and neck pain. She also claimed that the comedian had choked their son and asked for protection from the court.

The judge denied her request for protection after concluding there was no proof of Cheech having ever acted threateningly. After the court hearing, Cheech spoke to TMZ about the result.

It feels good to be vindicated by the judicial system. I wish my ex-wife well… just not next door to me, where she lives now.

The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture


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Besides comedy and film, Cheech is also recognized for his Chicano art collection. Back in 2017, he exhibited his art collection at the Riverside Art Museum.

The exhibition was a huge hit, with just the opening reception attracting over 1450 attendees. Following the success, Cheech partnered up with Riverside Art Museum and the city of Riverside to create The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture.