Referred to as Lauren Kennedy by some outlets, Lauren Birchfield Kennedy is famous as the wife of American politician and Representative Joe Kennedy. Though she has her own career as a health policy lawyer, she is more caught up in the activities of her husband which has made her widely known.
The couple has been together as man and wife since 2012 when they got married. Since Joe began his political career, Lauren has always been by his side, offering her overwhelming support to him.
Who Is Lauren Birchfield Kennedy?
As already stated, Lauren is the wife of American lawyer and politician Joe Kennedy. She was born Lauren Anne Birchfield in 1984, in California, United States. It was also there that she was brought up by her parents Marta and Reverend Jim Birchfield alongside a younger sister Emily.
She was brought up in a Christian family as her father served as a pastor in Newport Beach’s St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. On the other hand, her mother worked at Arthur Anderson as a certified public accountant before she later left to start and run her own consulting practice. Presently, her parents live in Houston, Texas where her father is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.
As regards her education, she went to the University of California, Los Angeles after she was through with high school. There, she was a Rhodes finalist and in 2006, she got a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She also went to England where she studied at Oxford University and then in 2009, she graduated alongside her husband from Harvard Law School.
Career-wise, Lauren Birchfield Kennedy has a very strong resume. She has worked in Washington, D.C. as the Director of Health Policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families. She has also worked at Boston Medical Center, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, holding senior positions.
Lauren also founded the child care organization Neighborhood Villages which advocates for policies that would offer affordable and high-quality childcare for children in all families across American communities.
Her Relationship With Joe Kennedy
The love story between Lauren Birchfield Kennedy and Joe Kennedy is one that is quite interesting. It started when the two were in Harvard Law School. To be precise, it was in a class that was taught by Senator Elizabeth Warren that the man who would later become a congressman first met his wife.
According to the senator who remembered how it began, Lauren sat at the back row to her right, Kennedy sat in the front row to her left.
The two soon began dating and one thing leading to the other, they got married in 2002. Before then, they got engaged when Kennedy was running for the congressional seat. With their marriage, they became one of five couples to get married from the same graduating class at the Harvard Law School.
Their union has been blessed with two kids; a son and a daughter.
Here are Facts about The Wife of Joe Kennedy
- 1. About her husband
It was as Joseph Patrick Kennedy III that Joe was born on October 4, 1980, as a twin. From the Kennedy family, his father Joseph Patrick “Joe” Kennedy II was a businessman and a politician. He was still young when the marriage between his parents ended in 1991 and so, the years that followed were spent between Brighton and Cambridge.
Joe studied management science and engineering from Stanford University. Before then, he went to the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge from where he graduated. He would later join the Peace Corps before enrolling in Harvard Law School.
- 2. She has been supportive of her husband
When Joe Kennedy decided to give the 4th congressional district of Massachusetts a shot in 2012 under the Democratic Party, one person who stood by him was Lauren Anne Birchfield whom he later married. She has always remained by his side as he continued with his political career.
3. Net Worth
Lauren Birchfield Kennedy and her husband, Joe Kennedy, are very much well to do. There are some sources that put their net worth at $20 Million while others even take it to a massive $60 million. It is thanks to this that Joe has been named one of the richest members of Congress. Their fortune mainly comes from Trust as well as the inheritance of Joe.