There are different ways to make it to the top in life. While some create enthusiasm through their heroics in acting, athletics, business, music and other fields, others make a difference as public speakers, campaign managers, consultants, real estate managers and others alike. Kellyanne Conway gained her fame through politics and has been at the forefront of this field since taking over the Trump administration.
If you’re a big fan of CNN or Fox News, you’ll certainly admit that Conway is a household name and, of course, one of the most successful people having a wonderful time at the White House these days. But what more is there to know about her rise to political prominence and how does that affect her personal life? Here are the facts that we need to share with you.
Who Is Kellyanne Conway and How Did She Become Popular?
Conway, born on January 20, 1967, is a famous American political activist, a seasoned advisor, a Republican pollster, and an accomplished businesswoman. She was born as Kellyanne Elizabeth Fitzpatrick in Atco, New Jersey, the daughter of an Italian banker’s mother and an Irish father who worked in the truck business. Conway grew up in a Catholic family and she had an unforgettable childhood as she was surrounded by her loved ones and family members, except her father John Fitzpatrick who left his family when Elizabeth was young and her grandfather who lived in a separate house.
She received her high school education at St. Joseph High School, which she graduated from in 1985. She later moved to Trinity College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in political science in 1989. She then enrolled in the prestigious Law School at George Washington University, where she finally received her doctorate in 1992.
Career-wise, Kellyanne made a name for herself as the first woman to successfully run a U.S. presidential campaign, and all this is due to her strong work ethic, which she acquired primarily at the Blueberry Farm in Hammonton, New Jersey, where she worked for eight summers.
Her wealth of experience in politics has taken her to various heights, but her meteoric rise to prominence in 2016 is closely linked to her appointment as campaign manager for President Donald Trump.
Kellyanne Conway’s appointment as campaign manager for then-Republican candidate Trump was not only historic but also brought to light the strength of her political expertise and ultimately made her one of the most influential women in the United States.
Conway And The Era of ‘Alternative Facts’
After her political position in the White House, Kellyanne was also involved in some scandals. As one of Trump’s high-profile and passionate defenders, Kellyanne has been accused on several occasions of using her mantra of “alternative facts” to defend what is widely perceived as lies and misconduct by the President. Kellyanne used the term when responding to scandals about Trump lies on issues such as wiretapping and election fraud, among others.
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
About voter fraud, for example, Trump twitted on November 27, 2016, about how he would win the referendum if Hillary’s “illegal votes” were deducted. Kellyanne, while defending the president’s statements, argued that the comments were not false “because he believes it”. Her defensive remarks have continued to entangle her in further controversy, with the U.S. Federal Inspectorate recommending her removal because she violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits government officials from participating in political campaign activities.
How Kellyanne’s Political Ambitions Affect Her Family
Kellyanne and her husband are among the trendy people in the Trump administration. The political practitioner married George T. Conway III, a wealthy conservative New York litigator for the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz.
Their wedding ceremony took place in 2001 in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. The couple witnessed the birth of four lovely children – Charlotte, Vanessa and a pair of twins, George IV and Claudia,
Kellyanne and her husband may have lived together as a couple for years, but it’s no secret that their political ideologies, especially those of the Trump administration, have brought them into conflict with each other, causing people to wonder how they can live with each other. George Conway is known for publicly needling his wife on issues concerning Donald Trump. While Kellyanne constantly defends her boss with her “alternative facts”, her husband endlessly brands Trump as witless, mendacious and incompetent. The two’s increasingly publicity-seeking clashes have helped them become more popular outside of their profession.
Before the heated feud between George, his wife and Trump, George was known for publicly supporting his wife, especially when she oversaw Trump’s presidential campaign. The two first met Trump when they got an apartment in the Trump World Tower in Manhattan, and George was the first to introduce his wife to the real estate mogul who offered her a job shortly after. Things began to change between the three of them, however, after investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election heated up. In one of the heated arguments, Trump called conservative lawyer George a “stone-cold loser” and “husband from hell”, while George called him mentally unfit.
While many think that Kellyanne and her husband are playing a political rivalry game, the American pollster and political advisor feels torn between the two important personalities in her life. Despite the problems with her husband, Kellyanne is still happily married to him, and family members live in Alpine, New Jersey.