Conservative Pundit of Fox News, Tucker Carlson Married his School Principal's Daughter. Children?
The American political commentator, Tucker Carlson married his school principal’s daughter following a long dating period.
Not only the long dating period, but the Conservative Pundit of Fox News also had a long period of married life which crossed the silver jubilee.
Let's find out about Tucker Carlson's married life.
Tucker Carlson's Married Life: Wife And Children
The former editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson got married to Susan Andrews in 1991. The couple met first time at the St. George School in Rhode Island during the first week of 10th grade at St. George’s.
Recalling back the moment, Tucker talked about Susan in an interview with PEOPLE in November 2000. He stated,
"She was the cutest 10th grader in America."
Similarly, his wife also recalled their 10-grade moment in the same interview saying,
“There was a bounce in his walk. He was in his khaki pants and ribbon belt and I thought, even then, he seemed so optimistic and positive,”
Both Tucker and Susan fell in love with each other and known each other since they were 15 years old. The duo revealed the information on a Mother’s Day episode of Fox & Friends in 2014. Carlson also disclosed that the duo was together for 30 years at the time of interview.
"We’ve been together 30 years, so it’s a little hard to imagine what it’s not like to be [together],”
Tucker, who studied Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, asked Susan’s father, Rev. George E.Andrews II for his approval of their relationship six months before he got graduated.
Rev. George E.Andrews II, who was accused of not reporting the school's choirmaster for sexual assault to authorities, approved the couple's relationship and later the pair got married to each other.
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The couple's relationship crossed the silver jubilee of their marriage in 2016 and still going strong with no signs of divorce.
Tucker Carlson and Susan Andrews with their friends (Photo: liverampup.com)
Both, Tucker and his wife, Susan got blessed with three daughters; Dorothy Carlson, Lillie Carlson and Hopie Carlson, and a son named Buckley Carlson.
Initially, Tucker had planned to name his son Flashman - the cruel but quick-witted nineteenth-century gentleman who excused his every act of brutality as a harmless jape - after the fictional character developed by George MacDonald Fraser, one of his favorite authors.
After much convincing from his wife and father, he gave up on the name and settled for Buckley.
Tucker Carlson with his wife, Susan Carlson and four children (Photo: netdna-ssl.com)
Two of Tucker's daughters; Little Carlson and Hopie Carlson went to Wawenock Camp, as their father, Tucker was already involved in 2004. The family lived at their farmhouse in Alexandria, Virginia in 2000 which they renovated later.
Tucker Carlson Was Accused of Raping A Woman
Tucker Carlson was falsely accused of rape in 2016 by a woman called Kimberly Carter. Kimberly, who lives in Indiana, accused that Tucker 'molested' her in a Kentucky hamburger and pizza joint.
However, later, Kimberly, who suffers from schizoaffective disorder, explained that the accusation was false and it was all a misunderstanding. The Fox News host spent $14,000 in legal bills defending himself and even mentioned the incident about it in his autobiography 'Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News.'
Tucker Carlson Joined Fox News
In May 2009, Tucker joined Fox News channel as a Fox News contributor. Since the joining, he made guest appearances in the shows like Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld and Special Report with Bret Baier.
Tucker became the host for the show on the weekend editions of the show, Fox & Friends, replacing Dave Briggs.
Later, on 14 November 2016, Carlson hosted a new self-titled show on Fox News called Tucker Carlson Tonight, replacing Megyn Kelly. The show aired at 7 pm ET each weeknight until January 9.
Tucker Carlson Draws Criticisms For His Remarks
Being affiliated with the Fox News puts a target on one's back; Tucker is no different.
Suffice to say, people will hang onto every word Tucker utters. And with that, controversies become a recurring theme.
In September of 2018, Tucker was riled up in a similar controversy when he insinuated that the outrage that has erupted over the death of Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi was nothing but “a stunt” in his show Tucker Carlson Tonight. He described the worldwide anger by saying,
“an international incident hyped and manufactured for domestic political goals.”
Following the airing of the episode, Tucker recieved widespread backlash for his comments. Leftist media, in particular, were quick to point the insensitive nature of his comments.
Tucker Carlson's Short Bio
Born on May 16, 1969, to the father, Richard Warner Carlson and Lisa McNear, Tucker Carlson was the eldest son in the family. He has a younger brother named Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson.
Though born to the mother, Lisa McNear, Tucker was raised by the stepmother, Patricia Caroline Swanson, heiress to the Swanson frozen-food fortune.
The American political news and conservative pundit started his career as a member of the editorial staff of Policy Review, which was published by the Heritage Foundation. Later, he worked as a reporter at a newspaper called Arkansas Democrat-Gazette located in Little Rock, Arkansas and The Weekly Standard.
In 2001 he joined CNN and worked as the co-host of CNN's show, Crossfire following hosting a show on MSNBC called Tucker in 2005. He left CNN after the heated debate with Jon Stewart which was surfaced on MSNBC in early 2005. However, later Tucker claimed that he resigned before Stewart was even booked as a guest.
Besides political shows, Tucker also appeared in the entertainment show called Dancing With The Stars in 2006. He had also experience in writing as he wrote an autobiography called 'Politicians, patricians, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News.' Also, he became a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, a libertarian tank in Washington D.C, 2009.
Tucker, who follows the Episcopalian religion, enjoys the net worth of $ 16 million along with a salary of $ 4 million.