American attorney and politician, Ted Cruz’s wife is Heidi Cruz. Ted was elected in 2012 as the junior United States of Senator from Texas. He suspended his campaign for President on May 3, 2016, after losing the Republican primary in Indiana to Donald Trump.
Heidi Nelson was born in San Luis Obispo, California, in a religious Seventh-day Adventist family. Her father was a dentist, and her mother was a dental hygienist. Throughout her childhood, she and her brother would go on mission trips to Africa with their parents. She attended Claremont McKenna College, where she graduated with a BA in Economics and International Relations.
Heidi is an American investment manager at Goldman Sachs. Prior to that she has worked as an economic policy director on the Bush for President Campaign and in the White House for Condoleezza Rice. She took leave of absence from Goldman’s to participate in her husband’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Ted and Heidi met while working on George W. Bush presidential Campaign in 2000 and eventually got married. Their initial years of marriage were kind of hard. For the first seven years, they could not live together full time as Ted was busy pursuing his career in politics. Although it was after their marriage, Heidi’s political career started to took off. The couple has two daughters, Caroline and Catherine.
Recently Heidi had to face harsh response from the attendees at the Republican National Convention. It was because Ted refused to explicitly endorse Donald Trump. She had to be escorted by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a supporter of her husband’s presidential campaign.
Heidi has always been in complete support of her husband, be it during the presidential campaign of Ted or the recent Internet memes doing rounds that Ted Cruz is a “Zodiac killer”. In response to this she said “Well, I’ve been married to him for 15 years, and I know pretty well who he is, so it doesn’t bother me at all. There’s a lot of garbage out there.” We think that this expected from such a supportive lady!
Ted Cruz also gives support to his wife and stands by her side whenever it’s required. This was very much visible when Donald Trump tried to dig and make fun of Heidi’s physical appearance. Ted replied, “Donald, you’re a sniveling coward and leave Heidi the hell alone.”
Heidi is one of the women who believes in her husband’s ideal and has provided full support and guidance to her husband in his political career. She likes to remain a private figure for herself and is not much interested in being publicly open. Though her recent involvement in Ted’s presidential campaign had set her as an ambitious lady. She has a good insight of what is good and bad for her husband in his political career. She is a devoted wife dedicated to making sure she and her husband occupy the White House.
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