Life in politics is no easy path to take on, but it is the partners of political leaders who sometimes have to face obstacles and situations that they may have never expected and never really signed up for. Despite these difficulties, the better halves of political figures often handle their roles with grace, and can even become just as influential as their political partners themselves. Here are the men and women behind the politicians of America.
Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump married Jared Kushner in 2009, and we’re willing to bet that Kushner had no idea that they would all end up with such close ties to the White House. After spending time in DC, the couple moved to South Florida, where they live with their three children. Kushner is a businessman and investor who has worked extensively in real estate ventures.
Nikki Haley & Michael Haley
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley married Michael Haley in 1996. They have both Methodist and Sikh ceremonies in honor of both of their backgrounds. They have two children together. Michael is a commissioned officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard, and he specializes in Security Cooperation.