How often do we think of Wives and girlfriends of sportsperson when we hear the word ‘wag’? Most often we guess. Of course, the lives of sportsperson from NFL, NBA, Football, Baseball, or any other sports is a life of money, fame, and entertainment – but equally interesting are the lives of Politicians, whom we can say are also playing a lot of games, mind games.
Their wives and girlfriends are not just their partners, they also provide an insight of the lifestyle and personal decorum of these politicians. Their wives let us see our politicians in a more human light, as people who are just like us. Though most of the politician wags are from either political or media background, the exceptions are always there. Let us checkout some famous politician wags, and see what are they up to.
1. Trey Radel’s Wife – Amy Wegmann
Trey Radel is an American politician and a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented Florida’s 19th congressional district from January 3, 2013 through January 27, 2014. He is married to this beautiful lady, Amy Wegmann.
Amy is a journalist and has served many roles. She is a known news personality and has been a reporter, anchor, and news host. She is currently working for the Fox 4 channel. Amy is a stylish lady and loves to dress well according to the occasion. The couple has one child, a son named Jude. The happy family lives in Fort Myers, Florida.
2. Heidi Cruz – Ted Cruz’s Wife
Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi Cruz is a known face herself. She is an American investment manager at Goldman Sachs. She has also served in the Bush White House as the economic director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council.
Heidi was born August 7, in San Luis Obispo, California, to parents Suzanne Jane and Peter Christian Nelson. She attended Claremont McKenna College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations in 1994. She has been in the political scene since her school time and was active in the student Republican group.
The couple first met while they were working together on George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. They fell in love with each other and took their wedding vows on May 27, 2001. They are blessed with two daughters, Caroline and Catherine.
3. Stephen Harper’s Wife – Laureen Harper
22nd Prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper’s wife is Laureen Harper.
Laureen was born in Turner Valley, a rural town south-west of Calgary, to rancher Barbara and Dennis Teskey. She graduated from Oilfields High School and later studied journalism and photography at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
She has previously been married to Neil Fenton. The couple was together for three years and they took a divorce in 1988. The couple met in 1990, while she was working for GTO Printing. The company helped create professional graphs and tables for Harper’s major paper for his Masters Degree in Economics at the University of Calgary. Laureen and Stephen got married on December 11, 1993.
Laureen has an active public life. In past, she has supported causes such as the National Arts Centre. There she served as the Honorary Gala Chair. She is also an active supporter and campaigner for animal welfare organizations such as the Ottawa Humane Society.
4. Dennis Kucinich’s Wife – Elizabeth Kucinich
American politician and former U.S. Representative from Ohio, Dennis Kucinich’s wife is Elizabeth Kucinich. The couple has been married for 11 years.
The couple first met when Elizabeth went to meet Dennis to have some discussion on monetary policy. The meeting was only eight minutes long but they described the interaction as “soul recognition”. They met again for the second time in New Mexico for another policy discussion. This meeting made them realize that they were meant to be together. They rang the marriage bells on 21 August 2005.
Elizabeth is a British organic food and vegan advocate. She holds a BA in Religions Studies and Theology, an MA in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, UK. Her mother tells that she was an activist and had interest in human rights since her childhood. She has also served for six months in India at Mother Teresa’s home for poor children.
5. Carla Bruni – Nicolas Sarkozy’s Wife
French politician who served as the President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra from 16 May 2007 until 15 May 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy’s wife is the beautiful Carla Bruni.
Carla was born on December 23, 1967 in Turin, Italy. She is an Italian-French singer-songwriter and former model. Legally, she is the daughter of Italian concert pianist Marisa Borini and industrialist and classical composer Alberto Bruni Tedeschi. But few years back in 2008 she told that her biological father is Italian-born Brazilian grocery magnate Maurizio Remmert.
The couple first met in November 2007, at a dinner party. They dated for sometime and then decided to take the wedding vows. Bruni and Nicolas got married on 2 February 2008 at the Élysée Palace in Paris. They have a daughter named Giulia who was born on 19 October 2011 in the Clinique de la Muette, in Paris.
6. Melania Trump – Donald Trump’s Wife
Donald Trump and Melania Trump, these two names need no introduction at all!
Melania Trump was born as Melania Knavs in April 26, 1970 in Slovenia, which was then a part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Her father, Viktor Knavs was a member of Slovenian Communist Party, and her mother, Amalija was from a small village named Raka. She holds a degree in Architecture and Design from the University of Ljubljana.
Donald and Melanie first met in a Fashion Week party in New York City in 1996. Trump was married at that time, but was living separated from his then wife Marla Maples. Melanie remembers meeting Trump for the first time. She says he asked for her number and she refused. Instead she said, “You give me yours and I will call you”.
Donald and Melania tied the knot in 2005 and have a son named named Barron William Trump, who loves to play Golf with his dad.
Whom among the above mentioned wags have the most influence on their husbands? Tell us in the comments section.