Who Is Kamala Harris's Husband, Douglas Emhoff?
Famous American politician Kamala Harris and husband Douglas Emhoff will soon mark their fifth wedding anniversary. Here are a few things to know about Emhoff, who is known to support his wife's ambitions ceaselessly.
Senator Harris, who is currently vying for the Democratic presidential seat, and Emhoff have one of the most excellent celebrity relationships yet known. As she starts her campaign, we're learning more about her sweet husband, lawyer Douglas Emhoff.
Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff attend the Broad Museum black tie inaugural dinner at The Broad on September 17, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images
HE IS A LAWYER
Douglas, who has been married to Harris since 2014, is a New York native. According to reports, he has spent most of his life in California, where he studied and met his wife.
He also works as a lawyer in California and is reportedly a partner at DLA Piper Law Firm. He is known to represent large domestic and international corporations as well as individuals. He has indeed made waves in the legal sector thanks to his high-profile works in the industry.
HE HAS TWO KIDS FROM A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE
Douglas is Senator Harris' very first husband, but that is not the same for him. His previous marriage produced two children: son, Cole, and daughter, Ella. Harris takes her stepmother duties rather seriously and makes sure to separate time for them to bond as a family.
Cole is reportedly a graduate of Colorado College while Ella is studying Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design. Aside from the apparent intimacy between both kids and their parents, very little is known about them as they stay away from public scrutiny.
DOUGLAS AND HARRIS FIRST DATE
The beautiful couple first met in 2013 on a blind date set up by PR consultant Chrisette Hudlin. At the time, Harris was already serving as California's attorney general, but that didn't hinder their attraction to each other. The relationship turned very serious, and after about one year of dating, they got engaged.
Now Douglas, who is Jewish, never tires of flaunting their perfect relationship on the media. His Instagram feed contains fond photos that capture fond memories between him and Harris.
THEY HELD A PRIVATE WEDDING CEREMONY
"Can confirm: We met, fell madly in love (still are), got married and continue to live very happily ever after," Douglas once tweeted, and they sure are living up to it.
That can perhaps be attributed to the fact that the pair have a lot in common and that includes treasuring privacy. While many politicians may have opted for an elaborate ceremony, Harris chose to have a sweet private service.
Attorney Douglas Emhoff and California Attorney General Kamala Harris attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party | Photo: Getty Images
She wore a soft gold dress, and a cellist played in the background while the couple exchanged handwritten vows.
HE'S VERY SUPPORTIVE OF HARRIS'S POLITICAL AMBITIONS
Some men may find it very difficult to match up to a wife as publicly significant as Harris but not Douglas. He is very active on social media platforms and makes sure to use them to express support for his wife of many years.
This seemingly undying support is what has made some label him the perfect political spouse on social media. Quite recently, he made headlines after he was spotted helping escort a protester who had interrupted one of Harris' appearances off the stage. How sweet is that!?