Terri Gowdy (born September 11, 1964) is a 59-year-old teaching assistant, former beauty queen, and the wife of Trey Gowdy, a TV personality and politician.
Trey Gowdy was a federal prosecutor and US congressman. He was also the former Representative of South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District from 2011 to 2019. Trey has become a force to be reckoned with, thus shooting his wife into the spotlight. Here is all that has been disclosed about the politician’s wife.
How Old is Terri Gowdy?
Terri Gowdy is 59 years old. She was born on September 11, 1964, in Greenville, South Carolina, in the United States of America but spent much of her life in Spartanburg. The ex-beauty queen is American and inherited her white roots from her parents. Terri was born under the Virgo zodiac sign.
She was born to Pat and Frank Dillard, who raised her in a strong Christian family. Her father was an Army veteran who also served in other sectors besides the military. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg and served as a councilman in Spartanburg County. What her mother did for a living is unknown.
Meanwhile, the ex-beauty queen had not revealed whether or not she has siblings. There is also no information about what her siblings are up to since she never mentions them.
Terri Gowdy has not disclosed much about her educational background. All that is known about her education is that she attended a local primary and high school. Though she has not revealed if she has a degree, it is believed that she earned one, as evidenced by her occupation.
Terri Gowdy and Trey Gowdy Met In Church
Having grown up in a strong Christian environment, Terri Gowdy never backed down on attending church services. The same goes for her husband, Trey Gowdy. Though the exact date they met has not been disclosed, it was revealed that they met at a church youth camp that was held in Spartanburg. How long they dated was kept from the knowledge of the public.
However, the duo exchanged their marital vows on August 2, 1989, in Terri’s hometown. It is also not known if they had a private or elaborate wedding. They have lived together and have been serving the best couple goal for 34 years and counting.
Her Husband’s Political Fame Brought Her To The Spotlight
Terri Gowdy’s husband, Trey Gowdy, is a renowned politician and TV personality. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina, on August 22, 1964. With his birth details, it can be seen that his wife is three years older than him. Trey was born to Novalene and Harold Watson. There are no details about the politician’s siblings or childhood.
Trey Gowdy attended Spartanburg High School, where he graduated in 1982. The TV personality got his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Baylor University in 1986. In 1989, he graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a Juris Doctor.
Upon graduation from law school, he worked in various law sectors before becoming an assistant United States Attorney. Subsequently, he took a bold step into politics and became the 7th Circuit Solicitor. Trey Gowdy was a federal prosecutor and US congressman. He also served as the Representative of South Carolina’s fourth congressional district from 2011 to 2019.
As a TV personality, he has appeared in several programs. Some of these programs include Dateline NBC, SCETV, and Forensic Files. Aside from his career above, he is also an author. In 2020, he released the book titled Doesn’t Hurt to Ask.
In the book, he makes two requests to his wife, which she should fulfill if he dies. He requested that she wait until after his funeral before dating and to ensure that their children know that their father loved being a prosecutor more than any other job.
Terri Gowdy and Trey Gowdy Are Proud Parents to Two Children
Terri Gowdy and her husband have welcomed two children during their marriage. Below is more about their children.
Watson Gowdy is the first child and son of the couple born in 1983. Though the schools he attended for his basic education are unknown, he has a good educational background. Watson took the same career path as his father and studied at Clements University before furthering his studies at the Washington School of Law.
Currently, Watson is a real estate agent who works with Brad Lile and Associates. He also works at Keller Williams, though his position there is not known.
Abigail Gowdy is the second child of Terri and Trey, born in 1988. There are no details of her date, month, or place of birth. Like her brother, she kept details of her basic education in obscurity. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and has plans to study law to join the family’s career trend. Alongside her older brother, they were raised in a strong Christian faith.
What does Trey Gowdy’s Wife do?
Terri Gowdy was formerly a beauty queen. She was once the second runner-up for Miss South Carolina and won Miss Spartanburg. Currently, she is in the education sector as a teacher. The ex-beauty queen was formerly a first-grade teacher in the Spartanburg School District. Currently, she is a teaching assistant at Anderson Mill Elementary School.
Terri Gowdy’s Height is 5 Feet 5 Inches
Terri Gowdy stands at 5 feet and 5 inches tall, measured as 165.1 cm and 1.651 m, respectively. With her height she is an inch taller than the average American woman.
Terri weighs 55 kg, which is equivalent to 121 lbs. Her height is a perfect fit for her weight, which undoubtedly helped her modeling career. She also has blonde hair and dark brown eyes.
The Ex-Beauty Queen Loves Animals
Terri Gowdy is one of those who love nature and all that is within it. She loves dogs and ensured that she got custody of some. The ex-beauty queen has three dogs, Baliff, Judge, and Jury, which she adores with her family.