On Tuesday evening, before President Biden gave his second State of the Union address at the National Capitol, he and first wife Jill Biden kissed second gentleman Doug Emhoff.
The moment went viral on Twitter right away. In his speech, Biden talked about the progress made under his administration, especially with the economy and COVID-19.
Biden said in his speech, according to prepared remarks –
“The story of America is a story of progress and resilience… We are the only country that has emerged from every crisis stronger than when we entered it. That is what we are doing again.”
If you’re curious about Doug Emhoff and want to learn more about him, keep reading the article.
Who is Doug Emhoff?
Douglas Craig Emhoff is an American lawyer and the second gentleman of the United States. He was born on October 13, 1964.
He is married to Kamala Harris, who is the 49th vice president of the United States. Emhoff is the first second gentleman in American history because he is the husband of the first vice president. He is also the first Jewish vice president’s spouse.
Emhoff’s first job was as a lawyer for the entertainment business. He was in charge of Venable’s offices on the West Coast and later became a partner at DLA Piper. He is also a well-known professor who teaches at Georgetown University Law Center.
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Emhoff was married to Kerstin Emhoff, whose maiden name was Mackin, for 16 years. Cole and Ella are their two kids. He married Kamala Harris on August 22, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California.
Maya Harris, Kamala’s sister, was the person in charge of the ceremony. As of August 2019, Emhoff and Harris were worth about $5.8 million, according to estimates.
At the beginning of Harris’s term, the couple stayed at Blair House, the official guest house of the President, while the official residence of the Vice President, Number One Observatory Circle, was being fixed up. They also have homes in San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.