Tucker Carlson’s loyal wife of 32 years continues to stand by his side
The media world was shocked on Monday when news broke that longtime Fox News host Tucker Carlson had been fired from the network, but fortunately for the popular primetime personality, his wife of 32 years, Susan Andrews, remains steadfastly by his side, as the Daily Mail reports.
High school sweethearts who went on to marry and raise four children, Carlson and Andrews appear more united than ever in the wake of this week's startling ouster, having been spotted this week smiling and laughing together on their way to dinner near their Florida home.
The enduring love story of Carlson and Andrews began when the two were both boarding students at St. George's School in Rhode Island, as the Mail explains.
Citing an interview given by the pair back in 2000, Carlson recalled of Andrews, “[s]he was the cutest tenth grader in America.”
Andrews, for her part, remembered that her future husband had “a bounce in his walk,” adding, “[h]e was in his khaki pants and ribbon belt, and I thought, even then, he seemed so optimistic and positive.”
Having begun their romance while still in high school, the couple remained together even as they made their way through university studies, with Carlson ultimately proposing marriage during his senior year at Trinity College.
Partners in Parenting
Early in their marriage, both Carlson and Andrews pursued careers, his in journalism, and hers as a teacher.
However, once the pair's first child – a daughter – was born, Andrews put her professional aspirations on hold to concentrate on raising their family, which was soon to expand.
The couple went on to welcome a son, in 1997, a second girl in 1999, and a third daughter in 2002.
Alexandria, Virginia served as the family's home base for many years, and though they eventually shifted to Washington, D.C. due to the demands of Carlson's career, they now split their time between residences in Maine and Florida.
Though reports have suggested that Carlson was “blindsided” by his abrupt dismissal from Fox News, he and his wife showed no signs of undue distress over the situation on Wednesday, when husband and wife were seen smiling and laughing en route to a long overdue dinner date.
“I haven't eaten dinner with my wife on a weeknight in seven years,” Carlson reportedly remarked.
When pressed about his plans for the future, now that he is no longer on the air at Fox News, Carlson joked, “Appetizers plus entree.” WATCH:
Tucker talks to DailyMail: "Tucker Carlson doesn't give two Fox about his ouster from network - gleefully telling DailMail his future plans while tooling off to a romantic date night with wife Susan" pic.twitter.com/L5NPHbJONq
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 26, 2023
Next Chapter Unclear
Though Carlson has yet to offer any insights about where his talents might take him next, it seems certain he will have no shortage of options.
Addressing fans in a brief video message posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Carlson rhetorically asked, “Where can you still find Americans saying true things?”
Answering his own question, Carlson said, “There aren't many places left, but there are some,” and, according to CBS News, he is already fielding offers from Fox News competitors including One America News Network and BlazeTV and could also be in line for massive deals with any number of streaming services.
No matter how or where Carlson ultimately decides to continue his undeniably prolific and consequential media career, it appears likely that he will contniue to enjoy the unwavering support of the woman with whom he has shared his life for well over three decades.