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20 famous couples you won’t believe are still together

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I. Ted Cruz & Heidi Cruz: 20 years

American Politician/Lawyer Ted Cruz is a US Senator from Texas but recently found himself in the crosshairs of the Lone Star State. In the year 2021, he unwisely decided to take a short vacation in sunny Cancun while Texans suffered a winter power crisis. The press was highly critical off Cruz’s trip.

But we believe Cruz’s good name can take a hit and survive to tell the tale. Fortunately, the senator can count on the loving support of his wife of 20 years, Heidi Cruz. She is a managing director at Goldman Sachs and served under George W. Bush in the White House.

Image: Ted Cruz & Heidi Cruz

II. Ilhan Omar & Tim Mynett: 2 years

If the lovely Ilhan Omar may seem very different from most American politicians, that’s because she is. She is the first naturalized citizen of African descent to enter Congress and is running to make a change as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Minnesota.

Omar was married and divorced twice before meeting political consultant Tim Meynett. Together since 2020, Omar and Mynet have already been at the center of a major controversy when it was revealed that Tim’s firm had received $2.78 million in contracts from Omar’s 2020 campaign.

Image: Ilhan Omar & Tim Mynett

III. Joe Biden and Jill Biden: 44 years together

US President Joe Biden had been going through a rough patch before he met his wife of 44 years, teacher Jill Jacobs. He had been widowed since 1972, the year that marked the tragic deaths of his first wife Nilia and one-year-old daughter Naomi, who died in a car crash. According to Biden, it was Jill who renewed his interest “in politics and life.” Biden moved on from the tragedy and became one of America’s most important political figures. He was chosen to become vice president to Barack Obama in 2009 and rose to the top of the White House in 2021.

Image: Joe Biden and Jill Biden

IV. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama: 29 years

Barack Obama will go down in history as the first African American president of the United States. He served two terms and, although he had his critics, he was considered a very popular public servant. His immense popularity is perhaps only surpassed by that of his wife: after all, who wouldn’t love the beautiful and charismatic Michelle Obama?

Barack and Michelle met in the summer of 1989 when Michelle was working in a Chicago law firm. After dating for about two years, they became engaged and eventually married in 1992. They have two beautiful daughters together and recently attended Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Image: Michel and Barack Obama

V. Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump: 12 years

You might not agree with any of their political views, but you have to admit that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are adorable couples. They met through common friends and quickly fell in love with each other. Despite breaking up in 2008, they got back together and got married in a beautiful ceremony in 2009. Before she knew Kushner, Ivanka dated investment banker Greg Hersch and producer James Bingelmann.

Image: Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump

 

VI. Melania Trump and Donald Trump: 16 years

If you’ve watched the news at least once in the last five or so years, you’ve probably seen these two. Former US President Donald Trump and the gorgeous Melania Trump, a former model, and a former businesswoman married in 2005 and have been a highly controversial couple ever since. Once a show biz power couple, Donald and Melania rose to the top of the political world when Trump was elected President in 2017.

Kushner and Trump enjoyed being at the center of things during Donald Trump’s presidency, as they were extremely close to the decision-making process of the White House. They reportedly have reported assets worth $740 million.

Image: Melania Trump and Donald Trump

 

VII. Sarah Palin & Todd Palin: 32 years old

We all thought it would be forever, but it wasn’t. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband of 32 years, oil well operator Todd Palin, and her husband of 32 years, Todd Palin, announced their divorce in 2019. The separation was finalized in 2020, with Sarah Palin citing “temperament incompatibility” as the reason for the breakup.

Image: Sarah Palin & Todd Palin

VIII. Alexandria and Riley Roberts: 5 years

Alexandre Ocasio-Cortez is arguably the hottest politician in America and she has proved that she deserves the title. At 31, she is one of the most prominent young ladies in the Democratic Party. Still unwed, AOC has been dating web developer Riley Roberts for four years, but little is known about their relationship.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is arguably the hottest politician in America and she has proven that she deserves the title. At 31, she is one of the most high-profile young women in the Democratic Party. Still, unmarried AOC has been dating web developer Riley Roberts for four years, but little is known about their relationship.

Image: Alexandria and Riley Roberts

 

IX. Bernie Sanders and Jane Sanders:  33 years

They say the good ones finish last, but Vermont US Senator Bernie Sanders has managed to change that old adage. Although he never succeeded at winning the Democratic primary, he is an active and influential political figure for over three decades. Known for his progressive policies, Bernie Sanders has been a happily married man for almost as long.

After his divorce from Deborah Schilling in 1966, he had to wait over 20 years to find true love again. He did so when his wife of 33 years, the American welfare worker Jane Sanders, met him. They were united in marriage in 1988 and traveled to the USSR the day after the marriage ceremony.

Image: Bernie Sanders and Jane Sanders

 

X. Kamala Harris & Doug Emhoff: 7 years

Here’s a powerful couple: the first female, African-American and Asian vice president in U.S. history is married to Doug Emhoff, a lawyer who recently became the first second male gentlemen in history. While less confident men would hate the title, Emhoff excels at it: he is a role model when it comes to being a loving and supportive husband.

Harris and Emhoff met on a blind date in 2013 and were united in marriage about a year after that. They have been dating for 7 years and we expect their love affair to become even stronger in the future.

Image: Kamala Harris & Doug Emhoff

 

XI. Nancy Pelosi & Paul Pelosi: 58 years

Nancy and Paul Pelosi have been dating for a lifetime. They met at university and got married in 1963. Since then they have managed to look after five children and become one of the most powerful couples in America. We don’t know how they find the time, but it looks like they always do: Nancy is the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, while Paul is a successful businessman. Remarkably, these two are still active at the respectable ages of 81 and 80. Nancy has been an active public servant since 1981, while Paul continues to run his real state and venture capital firm.

Image: Nancy Pelosi & Paul Pelosi

XII. Rashida Tlaib and Fayez Tlaib.

Rashida Tlaib is a member of the US House of Representatives for Michigan and a prominent member of the Democratic Party. Born in Detroit, she is the oldest of 14 children and is the first Palestinian-American female member of Congress.

In 1998, Ms. Tlaib married the very discreet Fayez Tlaib, about whom little is known. They have had two children together, but are now divorced. They finalized their divorce in the year 2015 and since then Rashida has been described as a ‘single mother’. Although Tlaib has been criticized for “not being a Muslim-enough woman”, she is a woman of faith who was seen marching in her family’s mosque in 2018.

Image: Rashida Tlaib and Fayez Tlaib

XIII. Ayanna Pressley and Conan Harris: 7 years

The beautiful Ayanna Pressley has been a member of the US House of Representatives from Manchester since 2019. A former member of the Boston City Council, she is the first African-American congressional representative from Massachusetts.

Pressley lives in the Boston community with her husband of seven years, City Councilor Conan Harris, and her stepdaughter. In January of this year, Pressley hit the headlines after she was found to have developed alopecia, which caused her to lose all of her hair. A confident and fearless political actor, Pressley describes herself as a ‘woman of faith’ and is an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform.

Image: Ayanna Pressley and Conan Harris

XIV. Elizabeth Warren and Bruce H. Mann: 41 years of marriage

Elizabeth Warren, a former law school professor turned successful career politician, is a U.S. Senator from the state of Massachusetts and one of the most prominent American politicians of the last few decades. Elizabeth Warren, a former presidential candidate who never made it past the Democratic primary, is known for her harsh denunciations of wealth inequality and of progressive political ideals.

After divorcing her first husband, Jim Warren, Elizabeth met her partner of 44 years. In 1980, she married lawyer Bruce H. Mann and they have been inseparable ever since. Elizabeth Warren has two children from her first marriage, including businesswoman and author Amelia Warren Tyagi.

Image: Elizabeth Warren and Bruce H. Mann

 

XV. Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao: 28 years together

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a very happy man. His political talent is undeniable, but perhaps his even greater talent is in the art of seduction. In 1993, he married the gorgeous Elaine Chao, an American businesswoman, and politician who most recently served as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Transportation. Before that, she served as the 24th Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush.

Prior to his marriage to Chao, McConnell was previously married to Sherrill Redmon, with whom he had three children. McConnell and Chao have been a couple for 28 years, and their stellar political careers are as vibrant as their shared love affair.

Image: Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao

 

XVI. Mike Pence and Karen Pence: Pence and Pence Pence: 36 years

From Governor of Indiana to the 48th Vice president of the United States, Mike Pence is a household name in the Republican Party. At 61, Mike Pence is reportedly a potential candidate for president in 2024, but only time will tell what he will do next.

Whether a future presidential candidate or not, one thing is certain: Pence doesn’t need a change of heart. He married his wife of 36 years in 1985 and they have been inseparable ever since. She is Karen Pence, an American teacher, and painter. They met in the Church and had their first date at the skating rink.

Image: Mike Pence and Karen Pence

XVII. Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton: 46 years

No matter what the challenge, Bill and Hillary Clinton have always found the strength to stay together. They met in college and have remained inseparable ever since: they married in 1975, had their only child in 1980, and continue to conquer the world as a couple.

In 1993, Clinton became the youngest American president in history, serving two terms. He was immensely popular with the American people, but his presidency was marred by a major scandal involving an extramarital affair. In 2016, Hillary was selected as the democratic party’s presidential nominee but ultimately lost the popular vote to Donald Trump.

Image: Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton

 

XVIII. George W. Bush and Laura Bush: 44 years

George W. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States and one of the most charismatic figures in the modern history of the Republican Party. He ruled for two terms and whose presidency was marked by the September 11, 2001, attacks and the subsequent war in Iraq. But could he have accomplished all this without the loving support of his wife of 44 years?

Bush met his wife Laura at a barbecue joint, shortly after getting engaged to another woman. At the time, the future first lady was a teacher and a librarian. George and Laura hit it off almost immediately, and after a brief courtship of only three men, they agreed to marry.

Image: George and Laura Bush

 

XIX. Ben Carson and Candy Carson: 46 years of marriage

It’s hard to argue with Ben Carson’s biography. The neuro-surgeon turned major political player, most recently serving as the 17th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of the United States under former President Donald Trump. The Detroit native has been married to author and businesswoman Candy Rustin Carson for more than forty years. Ben and Candy met in 1971 at Yale University and married four years later. They had three children together, all boys.

Image: Ben and Candy Carson

 

XX. Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy: 15 years

Although now is probably not the best time to be praising Andrew Cuomo, it’s fair to say that the governor of New York is one of the most charismatic and powerful political actors in America today. In 2021, he was accused of inappropriate behavior by ten women and refused to step down despite numerous demands from the public and the press. We think that’s exactly Cuomo: always a warrior! Unfortunately, he was unable to prevent the breakup of his marriage to human Rights activist Kelly Kennedy.

Image: Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy












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