BANDCAMP: Queen Kwong Aim Straight for the Heart on “Couples Only”

By Mischa Pearlman · July 19, 2022

The cats were the worst part. When Carré Kwong Callaway’s marriage to Wes Borland—the Limp Bizkit guitarist who was also briefly in her band—ended in 2019, it ended quickly. They were living in Detroit, where they’d moved to refurbish a house for a DIY Network show. As well as home, it became a cat sanctuary—the couple “rescued and adopted out a couple hundred cats,” Callaway says, in addition to having their own. But when their marriage fell apart—some two months after Callaway had been diagnosed with the life-threatening disease cystic fibrosis—she was given just three days to move out and find new homes for the cats. Sadly, not all of them did.

“We had seven or eight cats of our own,” says Callaway, sitting outside at a restaurant in L.A., “and when everything fell apart, one thing that made me realize things were really over was his desire to not only get rid of me, but the cats too. There was a disabled one called Daisy. She died a week after he left because he was the only one who could care for her. That’s the hardest thing to get over, honestly…” She pauses, clearly remembering all too vividly. A few seconds pass. “I still have nightmares about it.”  READ MORE