Married to Kamala Harris in second marriages, the lawyer Douglas Emhoff he will become America’s first ‘second gentleman’. And he will do so with delight, to the horror of those nostalgic for the most orthodox patriarchy.
Son of a Jewish shoemaker
Son of a female shoe designer, Michael Emhoff, and a nurse, Barbara Kanzer, Douglas He was born in 1964 in Brooklyn, but grew up in New Jersey. He and his two brothers, Andy Y Jamie, They were educated in Judaism (sent as a child to Cedar Lake Camp, a classic). When he was 17, the family moved to California, where he finished high school at a public high school and graduated from USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles.
Hunger for laws
Clients to get a little breast
Venable represented the pharmaceutical company Merck in the lawsuits for its drug Fosamax – lawsuits for serious side effects rained -, the arms dealer Dolarian Capital in a case of the sale of AK-47 rifles for Afghanistan and Walmart. In 2017, he joined the firm DLA Piper, with offices -ojo- in Moscow and Riyadh.
An ‘ex’ to frame
He was married for 25 years to Kerstin Mackin, co-founder of Prettybird, a Los Angeles production company -has made the last amazon christmas ad– that connected him with ‘showbiz’ clients. They divorced amicably in 2009; the two children in common, Cole and Ella, they accepted Kamala no dramas –‘Dry’ they call her – and celebrate together –Kerstin included! – Thanksgiving.
In 2013, a mutual friend, the public relations consultant Chrisette HudlinConcerned about the single status of the then California attorney general, she set him up on a blind date with Emhoff. They liked each other so much that the next day he sent her a list of their available dates for the next few months. A year later, they were married in Santa Bárbara (California), in a civil ceremony officiated by the bride’s sister, Maya, and complying with the Indian rite of the flower garland and the Jewish rite, of the breaking of the glass with a clean stomp.
The couple has syrupy scenes at all hours. Emhoff defines himself on his Twitter as father and “husband of Kamala Harris“He shoved his shoulder in the 2016 campaign and has redoubled his efforts in this; makes him a goalkeeper and he is even willing to abandon his litigation career. “It’s fun. It’s good. He’s patient. He likes what I cook,” the ‘vice’ complimented him.
She has the influence and he has the money. Their common equity is around six million dollars. Until they settle in the Rotunda of Observatory number 1 – the official residence of the vice presidents – they have a large case in Brentwood, Los Angeles, with neighbors like LeBron James Y Gwyneth Paltrow; and apartments in San Francisco’s South of Market and Washington’s West End.
Doug likes golf dancing – he showed it in the 2019 Pride – and act as a kitchen boy Kamala. But his rarest hobby is fantasy football, a virtual modality – he played football as a child and well – in which you line up real players from various teams and win or lose points depending on how they behave in matches.
Has its own fan club in Twitter, #DougHive, made up of women enthusiastic – at the moment, few – that a man accepts without complexes a second plane in politics.
Good vibes with the FLOTUS
It gets along like a charm with Jill Biden, the ‘Fist Lady of the United States’ (FLOTUS). “I can’t wait to see the great things he will do as second gentleman,” said the wife of Joe.