Catherine Linda Martinez: Is Mike Love’s Ex-wife Still Alive?

Catherine Linda Martinez

Catherine Linda Martinez is the former wife of Mike Love. Catherine’s ex-husband Mike Love is a singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys with his cousins Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson and their friend Al Jardine. He has been active in the entertainment industry, mainly the music industry since 1961, and his career spans over six decades.

Catherine Linda Martinez: Bio Summary

Name Catherine Linda Martinez
Gender Female
Famous as Mike Love’s ex-wife
Birthplace United States
Nationality American
Parents Stella Martinez and Alfred A. Martinez
Spouse Mike Love
Occupation Print model

Who Is Catherine Linda Martinez?

Catherine Linda Martinez is the ex-wife of Mike Love. She is known because of her marriage to Mike Love. She was married to Mike from September 17, 1981, until they separated in 1984. They were married for 3 years. According to sources, Catherine and Mike were born in the same year, 1941.

If the above is correct then it means Catherine Linda Martinez is 81 years old as of 2022. Catherine has chosen to live a low-key life. Her personal details are very few on the internet. She is reportedly the daughter of Mrs. Stella Martinez of Hawaii and Alfred A. Martinez of Washington State.

Catherine Linda Martinez’s father was a retired banker and a lawyer. Per sources, Catherine is a “part-time print model”. She is also an actress and host of the CBS morning show “CBS This Morning.” She met Mike Love at one of the Beach Boys` “infamous Lake Tahoe engagements”.

They got married in a Santa Barbara ceremony officiated by mail-order minister Wolfman Jack. Their wedding guests according to sources, included Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston and Dennis, Carl and Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Glen Campbell, Toni, and Daryl Dragon, Dick Clark and Cory Wells, Chuck Negron and Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night.

Catherine Linda Martinez and Mike Love went on a honeymoon and returned a week later. They return to Mike Love’s Santa Barbara home via the ‘Love Boat’ oceanliner. Catherine is said to have been involved in a relationship with other men, including Jack Nicholson and David Borenstein.

Also Read: Jacqueline Piesen: Facts About Mike Love’s Wife

Mike Love is currently married to Jacqueline Piesen. They have been married since April 24, 1994. The couple has been married for 28 years. Mike was previously married to Francie St. Martin, Suzanne Belcher, and Tamara Fitch. He has eight children: two with his current wife Jacqueline Piesen and six from his four previous marriages.

Mike Love’s children are Shawn Marie Love, Christian Love, Ambha Love, Brian Edward Alan Love, Hayleigh Love, Melinda Love, Summer Love, and Teresa Love.

Is Catherine Linda Martinez Still Alive?

It is unknown if Catherine Linda Martinez is still alive or not. We haven’t come across any news of her death. She has lived her life away from publicity and hardly appears in the news. She hasn’t been involved in any public controversy or rumors. As for her ex-husband Mike Love, he is still alive. He is currently 81 years old.

Aside from his singing and songwriting career, Mike Love has partaken in several projects to facilitate international charities associated with subjects such as environmentalism, juvenile diabetes, and music education. He is a longtime supporter of environmental causes. He was instrumental in forming StarServe (“Students Taking Action and Responsibility to Serve”), which enlisted high-profile celebrities to inspire America’s youth to help serve their communities.

Mike Love established the Love Foundation, which supports national environmental and educational initiatives. He made contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation‘s More Hope For The Holidays album with vocals on “Closing of the Year” as well as contributing his self-penned “Santa’s Goin’ To Kokomo”.

Mike Love is a vegetarian who practices and teaches TM, wears Indian Ayurveda rings, and partakes in traditional Hindu ceremonies.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email:

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