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|Born||Adrienne Ilene Armstrong
October 6, 1969
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Occupation||Co-owner of Adeline Records, Adeline Street, and Atomic Garden|
|Height||5' 5" (1.65 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Billie Joe Armstrong (1994-present)|
|Adrienne Armstrong on IMDB|
Adrienne Armstrong (born Adrienne Ilene Nesser, October 6, 1969) is the co-owner of Adeline Records, Adeline Street, and Atomic Garden (an eco-friendly boutique in Oakland, CA). She is married to Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Adrienne earned a degree in sociology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her brother, Steve Nesser, is a professional skateboarder and makes his own line of skateboards.
Adrienne was dubbed "First Lady of Green Day" by presenter Vickie Howell.
Relationship with Billie Joe Armstrong 
Adrienne met Billie Joe at a Green Day concert on their first tour in 1990, when she asked the singer where she could get a copy of Green Day's album. The two began communicating over the phone, which involved Adrienne discussing her human sexuality class with Armstrong. The first kiss between the two led to an early Green Day song, "2000 Light Years Away."
The long-distance relationship dissolved. Adrienne became engaged to Billy Bisson, the frontman of the Minnesota band, The Libido Boyz, but they broke up.
After arranging many Green Day Minnesota tours for the purpose of seeing Adrienne, Billie Joe asked her to come out to California, inspiring the song "Westbound Sign" from Insomniac. They wed two weeks later on July 2, 1994. The backyard ceremony lasted five minutes, with many different religions represented. Billie Joe remembered their wedding by saying that, "Adrienne just got this ratty old dress and we got married in my backyard". Adrienne found out that she was pregnant the day after they got married.
Adeline Street 
Adrienne began her career in fashion at the age of 17, when she worked at a recycled clothing store in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Speaking of her early experiences with creating clothes in a June 2006 interview, she commented, "I would bring home bags of clothes and cut them up. I wrecked so many cool clothes trying to make stuff." Adrienne also states that she "had a specific idea of [her] own style and always worked on creating clothes that she liked regardless of any trends happening." She also worked at the Minnesota State Fair at a bead booth in Heritage Square in 1991 or 1992.
Adrienne claims to have an "eclectic fashion sense," and has stated several times that she will "wear things that [she] likes, regardless if they're from a thrift store, Target, or [Christian] Dior." The Green Day song "Fashion Victim," released on the band's 2000 Warning album, deals with today's fashion scene and the amount of time and money people will spend just to fit in. When asked about the importance of fashion in the punk scene, Adrienne commented: "I don't really think fashion is that important. There are definitely people out there who think it's all about what you wear, from the predictable punk dress code to the high-end designer labels. I don't like labels in general, they're too confining. I like being at a shitty punk show as much as fancy award shows and I don't dress up to fit in. I just wear what I like, regardless of where I am at or what I am going to do."
Environmental activism and Atomic Garden 
Adrienne Armstrong undertakes work with the Natural Resources Defense Council. She composed a video  to help raise awareness of the everyday things people can do to protect the natural environment. The Green Day + NRDC website  also gives visitors an opportunity to become involved in environmental causes and campaigns.
In November 2007, she teamed up with Jamie Kidson to open Atomic Garden, located at 5453 College Avenue in Oakland, California, an eco-friendly clothing and home goods store with a strong community orientation.  A blog post on "More Ways to Waste Time" also gives information about the project.
In a recent podcast with Vickie Howell, Adrienne discussed Atomic Garden, as well as her other ongoing environmental work.
- Crooks, Peter. "Eco-Chic Boutique" Diablo Magazine, May 2008.
- Green Day FAQ
- Vickie Howell :: Podcast
- See the Rolling Stone Interview on GDA "Rock's Bad Boy."
- http://www.adelinestreet.com/jewelryarticle.htm#article Alternative Press Magazine, June 2006
- http://www.adelinestreet.com/PRC-winter2006.html Punk Rock Confidential December 2006