Mark McGrath is married to aesthetician Carin Kingsland. They were engaged on New Year's Eve 2009 after 16 years of on-and-off dating. On April 29, 2010,the couple welcomed twins Lydon Edward and Hartley Grace. They married on September 24, 2012.
McGrath began singing in 1992 with a band composed of his high school friends called The Shrinky Dinx (later changed to Sugar Ray). In 1994 the band signed with Atlantic Records. Their first success came in 1997 with the song "Fly". McGrath contributed the track "Reaching Out" on Strait Up, a tribute album to late vocalist Lynn Strait, for whom he has a dedication tattoo to memorialize. He appeared in the video of "Angel's Son," another song written for the album (by Sevendust) and performed with the band during their appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
McGrath was a Champion of Rock & Roll Jeopardy! on VH1. In the Finals he won against Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Gary Dell'Abate of The Howard Stern Show.
McGrath hosted 'Don't Forget the Lyrics' in September 2010.
On New Years Eve 1998 Rodney proposed to girlfriend of 9 years- Gretchen Fyke. The couple married in Newport Beach, California on June 6, 1998. They have two children: Campbell Lee (born July 7, 2000) & Charlotte Anne (born December 11, 2002).
Campbell's middle name is an homage to action star Bruce Lee. Rodney's admiration for the actor, and the entire Kung Fu genre, can be seen in his role in the video for Sugar Ray's "When It's Over" where he attempts karate with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Rodney's bulldog Austin (1993-2006), made a cameo appearance in almost every Sugar Ray video and can be seen in the inside sleeve of the 2001 Sugar Ray self-titled album.