American political strategist Ava Navarro married Al Cardenas, an American lawyer 24 years older than her, in 2019. She regrets not settling with her partner sooner in life. 

About Her Married Life and the Only Regret

Navarro has proved what American singer Katherine Jenkins once said about love and the age gap: "A good relationship can work no matter what the situation is."

She has been relishing her married life with Cardenas despite the age difference — she is 49 while her husband is 73 years old.

And the only regret she has about her relationship is she and her partner didn't get married sooner. 

On their second marriage anniversary on March 2, 2021, she uploaded a wedding photo on her Instagram and shared about her married life.

Telling that her relationship had passed the pandemic test with flying colors, she stated her sole regret was that they "didn't get started sooner."

The CNN political commentator also mentioned that she had never thought she could spend 24/7 for an entire year with the same person and still enjoy being together.

Navarro and Cardenas tied the knot at a waterfront venue, Indian Creek Country Club, in Miami Beach on March 2, 2019. The bride donned a white wedding gown designed by Luis Escudero for Rene Ruiz Collection, while her fiancé looked clad in a black tuxedo.

"He treats me like I’m a princess, he treats me with so much love and respect… I like everything about him," she told People en Español after the wedding day. 

It was in October 2018 when the pair got engaged. Cardenas proposed with a square halo diamond, and Navarro took the joyful news to Instagram on August 11, 2018. 

Revealing that she had personal news to share, the Nicaragua native flaunted her engagement ring. And she added that a wedding was soon to follow. 

Now, she relishes her time with her husband — going to hike in leisure and attending various events.

Though the pair has no children yet, they look after an adorable pooch named ChaCha. Navarro has even opened a separate Instagram account to chronicle her dog's life. 

Shares Similar Profession with Husband 

A supporter of the Republican party, Navarro is a veteran political analyst and strategist. The Miami graduate shares her political ideas on various television programs and news outlets, including CNN. 

Likewise, her husband Al Cardenas is also into politics.

He has served as an adviser to US Presidents and has marked his name in the law and business field. He is the senior partner at The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partner and a member of the International Republican Institute. 

Before Cardenas, Navarro was in a brief relationship with the sole shareholder of Seaway Hotels Corporation, Gene Prescott.