Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff has said that it was love at first sight when he met Vice President Kamala Harris, and predicts that he will be the first of many men to serve as the partner to to a vice president or president.
Emhoff, 56, penned an op-ed for GQ on Tuesday, expressing his pride in Harris and saying that joining her on the campaign trail was a 'humbling experience' that gave him new appreciation for politics.
'The moment I met Kamala, I knew I was in love. Not just because of who she is—the warm, funny, and compassionate woman who grounds our family—but also because of the deep resolve with which she fights for the causes she believes in,' Emhoff wrote.
Emhoff met Harris on a blind date in 2013, when she was the attorney general of California and he was a high-powered entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles.
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Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff has said that it was love at first sight when he met Vice President Kamala Harris, and that the campaign trail brought them closer than ever
The couple married in 2014, with Harris' sister Maya officiating. They have raised Emhoff's two children from a prior marriage, Cole and Ella (with them above)
Emhoff met Harris on a blind date in 2013, when she was the attorney general of California and he was a high-powered entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles. They are seen above in 2019
The couple married in 2014, with Harris' sister Maya officiating. They have raised Emhoff's two children from a prior marriage, Cole and Ella.
Now they will live together in Blair House, the diplomatic residency just across the street from the White House, instead of the traditional vice president's mansion at the Naval Observatory.
After Harris accepted Biden's offer to join the campaign, Emhoff took leave from his lawyer job and joined her on the campaign trail.
'I found that as I began dipping my toe into Kamala’s world, it brought us even closer together,' he wrote.
'I realized how much of yourself you leave on the trail, how much these stories weigh on you, and—though I couldn’t imagine it possible before this—I grew to understand and admire who she is and what she’s been able to accomplish even more,' he continued.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff wave to the crowd as they ride in a car during the SF Pride Parade on June 30, 2019 in San Francisco, California
Emhoff is seen at Harris' side in 2016 when she was running for US Senate in California
The couple are seen embracing in photos from Instagram. 'The moment I met Kamala, I knew I was in love,' Emhoff wrote this week
Emhoff said that although he had blazed new trails by becoming the first Second Gentleman, he predicted there would be many more to follow.
'It reminds me of a story Kamala likes to tell about her mother Shyamala, who would always say to her daughters, “You may be the first, but you better not be the last,"' he wrote.
'I want that to be true of me, too. I may be the first Second Gentleman, but I know I won’t be the last,' wrote Emhoff.
While Harris has had an illustrious career shattering several glass ceilings, Emhoff is a success story in his own right.
Before the campaign, he worked as a high-powered entertainment lawyer who