Tucker Carlson’s Wife Helped Him Strengthen His Faith And Career
The quote "Behind every successful man, there is always a hand of a woman" perfectly implies the case of the FOX News pundit and journalist Tucker Carlson.
He has been married to his wife, Susan Andrews Carlson, for over 29 years. And, during all these years, his wife has backed him up in every way possible.
Tucker Carlson and Wife Susan Andrews Are High School Sweethearts
The now-married couple, Tucker and Susan, have known each other from their teenage years. They first met each other while in 10th grade at St. George's School.
Speaking of their first meet, the political commentator said that Susan was probably the cutest 10th grader in the whole of America while talking to People on November 6, 2000. In reply, Susan quoted that:
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.
Just before completing his graduation from Trinity College, in 1991, the prime-time Fox News host mustered up the courage to ask Susan's father for her hand in marriage. Finally, in August 1991, they exchanged wedding vows.
Tucker Carlson and his wife Susan Andrews Carlson on a Fox News show. (Photo: YouTube)
It has been over 29 years since their wedding, and the duo has raised four children.
They have a son named Buckley Carlson and three daughters named Dorothy, Lillie, and Hopie Carlson.
As of now, the family-of-six resides happily in Washington DC.
Susan Andrews Carlson's Family Helped Tucker Carlson
Since his college days, Tucker's wife and her father, Reverend George Andrews, helped him whenever needed.
When Tucker was struggling to continue his further studies, his wife's father, also his high school headmaster, assisted him during enrollment at Trinity College, Hartford.
Later, after their wedding in the late 1990s, Susan left her job as a teacher to raise her three children and let her spouse work.
Apart from giving up her job, the mother-of-three also weathered tougher times alongside her husband.
When his show Tucker got canceled in 2001, the right-wing host almost became depressed.
As a NewYorker article suggests, Tucker felt stranded after losing his job in New Jersey. As a result, his entire family relocated back to Washington. Nevertheless, Susan never gave up on Tucker and maintained her faith in him.
In the same article, Susan is also credited with strengthening the American conservative television presenter's faith. They are both Episcopalians — a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion in god.
Tucker Carlson's Parents Separated When He Was Six
Born in 1969, Tucker is the oldest son of Lisa McNear Carlson and Dick Carlson, a former CEO of The Corporation for Public Broadcasting who also used to direct the Voice of America.
Unfortunately, his parents separated when Tucker was just six years old.
During an interview with The New Yorker in 2017, he mentioned the time was a bizarre situation, one which he never likes to talk about.
Four years after his parent's divorce, senior Carlson married Patricia Swanson, the daughter of Gilbert Carl Swanson and the heiress of her father's Swanson Enterprises.
Unlike his parents, the famed journalist has maintained a long and healthy marriage with his partner, who has stuck with him through thick and thin since they were teenagers.