-“Smith is married to Mary Theresa Poole whom he met in drama class at St Wilfrid's when he was 14. They do not have children, as they decided early in life+in their marriage that they did not want children. Smith himself was against it saying he not only objects to having been born but refuses to impose life on another. Smith adds that he also "does not feel responsible enough to bring a child into the world". They have 25 nephews+nieces that’s enough kids.
He later revealed that early in his musical career, Mary had not always shared his confidence and vision for the Cure's future, which was a significant motivating factor to his ensuring that the band was successful. It has been reported by the Daily Express that Mary used to be a model + worked as a nurse with intellectually disabled children; but, as the Cure became more financially successful during the mid-1980s, Mary gave up her day job so that the couple would not have to spend so much time apart.
Smith told The Face that he had once left a video camera running in their home "after a couple of hours you forget that it's on +I was quite horrified at the amount of rubbish we say to each other. It's like listening to mental people...I feel more natural in the company of people who are mentally unbalanced because you're always more alert, wondering what they're going to do next. She's fab. My best friend. She's got black hair +very striking looks. In fact she looks like Betty Boop. When I'm with her I just sit back + watch - I don't have to perform any more." He claimed that Mary "used to dress as a witch to scare little children", that she sometimes dressed up as Robert Smith in his pyjamas, that he could never take people home "because I never know who is going to answer the door. Almost 15 years after they met, a very successful Robert penned "Lovesong" as his wedding present for Mary. The two exchanged vows on August 13, 1988, +are still together to this day...” ℋappy 30th ℛobert Ѕmith+ℳary Ꮅoole