He met his wife Caroline Johnston when he was just 13 years old. They married on September 10 1982, just as Tears For Fears' first hit single "Mad World" was released.
Originally living in Portsmouth, his mother left his father and took Roland and his two brothers to live with an aunt in Bath. It was there that he later met Curt Smith when they were both 13 years old.
Son of Margaret and George Orzabal de la Quintana.
His father is French with some Basque-Spanish ancestry, and his mother is English.
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Working on a new Tears for Fears album with Curt Smith [July 2013]