Rick Santorum

Mon Dec 16 2019
By   Selena

One of the prominent politicians in America, Richard John Santorum, aka Rick Santorum, is also an attorney as well as a political commentator. As of now, he is widely recognized for his contribution to politics as a member of the Republican party and senator.

The well-known politician, Rick was born on 10 May 1958 in Winchester, Virginia, the USA, under the sun sign, Taurus. Similarly, his ethnicity is white and holds an American nationality. Whatsoever, people want to know about his personal life. So, let's take a sneak peek in his matters.

Relationship Status - Married

Rick is happily married to his long-time girlfriend, Karen Garver. The two tied the knot of husband and wife in 1990, and their wedding ceremony was held privately between their close friends and relatives. At that time, she was studying law at the University of Pittsburgh, and she was a neo-natal nurse. 

Rick and his wife, Karen going to an assembly
Image: Rick and his wife, Karen Garver
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The two of them met at the law firm of Rick, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart for the first time as he was recruiting summer interns. Since then, they began their affairs even though the two were in a relationship with their partners. The two are also catholic who protest against same-sex marriage and abortion, even in cases of rape. Because of their same thinking and upbringing, the two got close in no time.

For now, the couple is living blissfully without divorce rumors and controversies. Moreover, the two are also enjoying their parenthood as well.

Past Affairs Of Rick And His Seven Children

The married couple, Rick and Karen, are looking after their seven children. As a matter of fact, Rick shares six of his children with his previous wife. Unfortunately, Rick has been very secretive towards his past affairs and children to the public. Back in January 2012, the eldest four children of them showed up on Piers Morgan Tonight.

Rick with his wife and seven children
Image: Rick's family
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On the other hand, his wife, Karen, was previously in a relationship with an abortion doctor named Allen, who was 40 years older than Karen. The two of them separated in 1988. Together, the pair shared a daughter named Elizabeth Anne Santorum, aka Bella, in 1991. 

Tragedy Of Rick's Life (Death Of One Of His Son)

The prominent politician, Rick, has been through the most hurting life tragedy. Initially, the 61-year-old lost his son, Gabriel, in 1996. He was born after 20 weeks of pregnancy and died after two hours of delivery. Later, he wrote that he and his wife slept with their dead son that night.

Rick and his sick daughter, Bella
Picture: Rick's youngest daughter, Bella
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Later, his youngest daughter, Bella, was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, which is a condition more-threatening than Down Syndrome. Because of it, she was disabled, and doctors also stated that she has a low rate of survival. Fortunately, Bella survived from it with the support of her parents. 

In the 2012 presidential campaign of Rick, he told The Washington Post that, 

"The best thing I could do was to treat her differently and not love her, 'I remember holding that finger, looking at her and realizing what I had done."

The couple lives happily along with their seven children, including Bella.

Net Worth Of Rick Santorum

Rick has accumulated a hefty amount of money through his multi-professional career. Rick's net worth is estimated between $800,000 to $3 Million as of 2019 which is close to Justin Jeffre and Lee Hsien. He collects the majority of his salary as a politician. Similarly, he also earns a decent amount of money to his fortune as an author and political commentator.

In 2001, he bought a house in Leesburg, Virginia, which is worth $640,000. Later, he sold it for $850,000 in 2007 and purchased a house in Great Falls, Virginia, which is worth $2 Million. Without a doubt, he must be living a lavish lifestyle.

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