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Samantha Hegseth is the ex-wife of Pete Hegseth, the Fox & Friends co-host. Pete has been very adamant in supporting President Trump and has been criticized for it.
Samantha was born on January 1, 1980, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as Samantha Deering. She came into media attention for being the second wife of Pete. She has been secretive about her life ever since the divorce with him. Continue reading to know more about her.
Samantha and Pete marriage relation lasted 7 years
Samantha met Pete Hegseth after his first divorce with his first wife, Meredith Schwarz. They met each other through mutual friends and fell in love over time. When he met Samantha, it was a difficult time for him because of the divorce.
The lovely couple eventually tied the knot in June 2010. They got married in St.John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. They brought three beautiful souls into this world.
Children with Pete
Samantha has three children with Pete throughout their marriage. Their firstborn is Gunner Hegseth, who was born in 2010 before their marriage. They also have two more kids together, Boone Hegseth and Rex Hegseth. Boone was born in August 2012, and Rex was born in 2016.
Pete was a firm believer in traditional family values and a religious man. Despite these values, the pair got divorced in 2017.
Samantha's then-husband accused of having an extra-marital affair in 2016. Samantha filed for divorce on September of 2017 in Minnesota amid these allegations.
It turned out that he was having an affair with Fox executive producer, Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet. Samantha and Pete subsequently divorced. Just a month after their divorce, Pete and Jennifer's daughter, Gwen Hegseth was born.
After the divorce, Samantha is living a single life and is very secretive about her life. Whereas her ex-husband is in an open relationship with Jennifer and got married on August 2019.
Pete's life after the divorce
The TV host has been in a relationship and married Jennifer, as mentioned above. He lives with Jennifer and her three kids from a previous marriage. Along with three kids, they also raise one kid which he had with Jennifer.
He lives in Forrest Lake, Minnesota, with his family. Whereas the kids go to Liberty Classical Academy, a private Christian school in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The school is just 20 minutes from their house in Forrest Lake.
Samantha's net worth
As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be almost $500,000 earned through her various endeavors. She also is assumed to have a substantial amount as a divorce settlement from Pete.
On the other hand, Samantha's ex-husband Pete has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He has worked as a Fox News Channel military analyst and made many appearances on the Fox News Channel, CNN, and MSNBC in the period between 2007 and 2010.
Pete currently works as the co-host of FOX and Friends on FOX News alongside Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade, and Jillian Mele. He is estimated to earn a salary of more than $250,000 from his job.
Not much is know about Samantha's career before she met Hegseth and after their divorce. Samantha, however, worked together with Pete in Vets For Freedom. It is a political advocacy organization for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.
The organization has connections with Republican Party Leaders. They spend a considerable amount of money on campaign ads and promoting US troops during the Iraq war in 2007.
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