His dance moves have gone viral, he wants Bradley Cooper to play him in a movie and he has his own hashtag. Get to know Kamala’s super-spouse…
A merica’s new vice president Kamala Harris isn’t the only person in her marriage to join history’s lists of firsts. Alongside her achievements as the first female and person of African-American and South Asian-American descent to get the job, her husband Doug Emhoff is to become America’s first ever second gentleman – and the first Jewish person to be married to a president or vice president.
Emhoff, a hot-shot entertainment lawyer with two adult children, isn’t just Harris’ ultimate cheerleader (their picture hugging after her victory – still in running kit – received more than 565,000 likes on Twitter). He’s also (almost) as popular as she is, with nearly 600,000 Twitter followers and his very own hashtag, DougHive.
From their modern-day love story to the ultimate blended family, here’s everything you need to know about Mr Kamala Harris, America’s new vice spouse.
The second couple by numbers
New York-born Emhoff brings home an annual salary of more than $1 million as a partner at a law firm, making his and Harris’ net worth an estimated $5.8 million. They’re both 56, with Emhoff exactly a week older than Harris, and have been married for six years.
He describes himself in his Twitter bio as “dad, @kamalaharris hubby, lawyer, wannabe golfer, advocate for justice and equality”.
His cover picture on Twitter is a photo of Harris, but…
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