Pete Buttigieg has had a meteoric rise in his political career over the past few years—from serving as mayor of South Bend to running for president innot to mention his historic confirmation as President Joe Biden's Secretary of Transportation on February 2, Luckily for Buttigieg, who is the first openly gay cabinet member to be Senate-confirmed, he's had his biggest cheerleader by his side to encourage him: his husband, Chasten Buttigieg.
While supporting Pete throughout his campaign, Chasten amassed a devoted following of his own—one that stands over k Twitter followers strong. Mashable called him "the Twitter celebrity we deserve. Before Pete ended his presidential campaign in MarchChasten gave a speech that captured their devoted bond—one that intertwines the personal and the political. Not at him but at life. Because life gave me some interesting experiences on my way to find Pete. After falling in love with Pete, Pete got me to believe in myself again.
And I told Pete to run because I knew there were other kids sitting out there in this country who needed to believe in themselves too," Chasten said. The couple, who were married inhave an incredibly sweet and supportive relationship which has won them—and their dogs—a devoted following. Below, a few key facts to know about Chasten, who, as the author of the memoir, I Have Something to Tell Youis a public figure in his own right.
Chasten Glezman his given name grew up in a working-class family in Michigan, and told The Washington Post that he often felt like a misfit alongside his brothers, who were into playing sports and hunting. His family's reaction to his coming out at the age of 18 was not positive.
Leaving home was the beginning of a tough period in which Chasten sometimes slept on friends' couches, and sometimes slept in his car in the parking lot of his community college. Eventually, his mother called and asked, "Will you come home? A truly relatable modern couple!
Pete and Chasten met in the summer of on Hinge, the app which seems to be rapidly eclipsing Tinder in terms of popularity. At the time, the two were living in different states, but per the PostChasten offered to visit Pete in South Bend. Their first meeting sounds like something right out of a romantic comedy—when Chasten got out of his car in front of Pete's house, they both said "Howdy" at the same time.
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Their first date carried on in similar rom-com fashion. They bonded over Scotch eggs, as you do, then watched a baseball game, which featured fireworks. Happy Birthday to Chas10Buttigieg who makes every day a better one. Nothing says romance quite like Chicago's O'Hare Airport! But there's a story behind Pete's decision to propose at O'Hare. The couple were married at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. James in South Bend in June of And if their New York Times wedding announcement is anything to go by, the wedding was incredible:. Yes hi, hello, is there a way for us to go back in time and crash this wedding, please?
Their pups are named Truman and Buddy Buttigieg. The couple adopted Truman, a beagle-Labrador mix, in Buddy, a one-eyed beagle-pug mix, ed their household last year.
Truman and Buddy have a sizable social media following of their own— their Twitter currently has a following of more than 90k—which is no surprise, because every single update is a joy. If you generally find Twitter to be a bottomless pit of despair and rage that leaves you feeling much worse every time you log on, you might want to follow Chasten. His social feeds are relentlessly positive, even when he's touching on serious subject matter, and his Twitter generally features a mix of fun updates, premium dog content, and mindfulness tips.
Swipe out of Twitter 2. Look out window bonus pts for going outside 3. Focus on one beautiful thing 4.
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How does it make your heart feel? Mindfulness complete.
Eric Thomas really summed it up over at Elle when he wrote: "Quite literally, if the relentlessly upbeat potential first spouse ever took a social media break I think I would spiral into a pit of despair that only a glint of light from Michelle Obama's Balenciaga boots could pull me out of.
You owe it to yourself to make Chasten's updates a staple of your social media diet.
Chasten used to be a junior high school teacher at Montessori Academy in Mishawaka, Indiana, having earned his master's in education at the nearby DePaul University. But after Pete announced he was running for president, Chasten left his job to support him full-time, alternating between ing Pete on the road and taking care of things at home.
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Though he was incredibly supportive, Chasten has admitted that he wasn't sure how to react when Pete first announced his plans. Okay, what are we thinking here? I love you. I believe in you. Do you think this would work? Chasten opened up on Twitter about how he dealt with the regular separations from Pete. One year ago I married the love of my life. On my way to find this cute guy on the trail. Meanwhile, Chasten posted some adorable couple pictures, and revealed that he was en route "to find this cute guy on the trail.
Chances are, you're part of the Chasten fan club—either you already were, or this article convinced you. Earlier this year, OprahMag. Clearly, the refreshingly candid, funny memoir offers a one-of-a-kind perspective on Washington, D. But the memoir also explores his life before Pete—not all of it easy. In the book, Chasten publicly discloses incidents of domestic violence in a past relationship, and of sexual assault. And some of that was being really honest about what I thought, what I went through and what I experienced and navigated and some of it was heartbreaking," Chasten told USA Today.
A post shared by Chasten Glezman Buttigieg chasten. Braving the January cold and wearing double masks, the couple bundled up in navy coats and scarves to watch President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris be sworn in at the Capitol. Approximately two weeks later, Buttigieg himself made headlines with his historic confirmation as Biden's transportation secretary.
Your Best Life. Type keyword s to search. Joe Raedle Getty Images. Chasten wrote a memoir in about his experiences coming out, as well as meeting and marrying Mayor Pete, who is now a member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet.
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