7 Surprising Facts About Ann Romney
Business Insider - almost 5 years
Ann Romney, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, stepped into the national spotlight last week when she took umbrage at a Democratic strategist who said she "actually never worked a day in her life."
The resulting political firestorm brought heaps of attention to the 63-year-old Ann's role as a wife, mother of five, and grandmother of 16, and yet, many Americans still know surprisingly little about her. Here, seven intriguing facts and anecdotes about the woman who could be the next first lady:
1. Ann and Mitt met in grade school
The two grew up in the affluent Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, and met in elementary school. Mitt Romney's father was CEO of automaker AMC, and Ann Davies' father was president of a maritime-machinery company. According to the genealogy site Archives, "the mischievous Mitt would throw pebbles at Ann as she rode by on a horse." But they didn't start dating until Ann was 15. As candidate Mitt explains, he and Ann met
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