It is uncommon for persons who are not usually into entertainment or any related industry to become a topic of interest for the media. The private life of the famous American Fox News Channel contributor Pete Hegseth seems to have caught the attention of the public since his unsuccessful marriage with his second wife, Samantha Hegseth. Although this article is meant to focus on the life of Samantha, her life story cannot be completely told without linking to her ex-husband. This is because the former’s name gained fame through the later. Read on to know more about Samantha’s personal, professional life and many more interesting facts about the ex-wife of the US Army veteran.
Samantha Hegseth – Biography
Originally known as Samantha Sucop, Samantha was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on January 1, 1970. She was raised by her parents whose identity she is yet to reveal to the public. There are a lot more about her childhood and family the pretty lady is still determined to keep to herself. However, we know for sure that she holds an American nationality and she belongs to the white ethnic group. Information about her educational background is equally hidden from the public.
Facts About Pete Hegseth’s Ex-Wife
She used to work with an organization headed by her ex-husband Pete
Careerwise, Samantha Hegseth used to work as a spokeswoman for Vets for Freedom, an organization where she probably got to meet Peter Hegseth for the first time. Pete at that time was the organisation’s executive director, a position he occupied from 2007 to 2012. The Vets for Freedom was founded by a group of Iraq and Afghan wars veterans and the organization is known for promoting the recruitment of US Troops during the 2007 Iraq War among other things.
How She met Pet Hegseth
There was no love at first sight between Samantha and her ex-husband. In fact, they got to know more about each other through a mutual friend. Coincidentally, Pete was battling with the trauma caused by his separation from his first wife and high school sweetheart Meredith Schwarz. After dating for a while, the two decided to settle down as husband and wife in June 2010. The marriage ceremony was held at St John’s Episcopal Church of Washington D.C. There is no information regarding Samantha’s previous relationships but we know for sure that her marriage to Pete is her first.
Samantha Hegseth Children, Divorce
Samantha entered into marriage with Pete Hegseth with so many expectations and of course, all went well at the beginning until sometime in 2016 when marriage began to crash. The marriage finally hit the dead end when in mid-2017, she filed for divorce from Pete, citing his extramarital affair with Fox News producer Jennifer Rauchet which led to the birth of a baby girl named Gwen.
Prior to their divorce, the couple had three children together with their first child, Gunner being conceived before their marriage and born in June 2010. Their second child, Boone was born in August 2012 while their third child, also a son named Rex was born in September 2015.
Samantha is probably still single as she is yet to reveal a thing about her current relationship. Her three sons live with their father Pete and his new wife, Jennifer Rauchet. They attend Liberty Classical Academy.
Her Ex-Husband Pete Hegseth
He is a popular Fox News Channel contributor. He joined the broadcast in 2014 and is known for providing commentary and analysis in the network’s various primetime and daytime programs. Hegseth also makes his contributions to other media channels like MSNBC and CNN. Pete authors for various editorials in the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and he serves as a member of Council on Foreign Relations.
Formerly, Pete served as a US military officer in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Cuba during which he received several Awards including a Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal and two Army Commendation Medals.
Following his keen interest in politics, Hegseth ran for the United States Senate election in Minnesota, under the Republican party in 2012 but his political ambition was cut short as he was defeated by Kurt Bills in the party primaries. Recently, he considered heading the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs under President Donald Trump administration but thanks to major veteran’s group’s objection, the position was given to David Shulkin instead.
Samantha Hegseth Net Worth
Although Samantha’s earnings from her previous and current career are still under review, she may also have shared from her ex-husband’s $3 million net worth as divorce compensation.