They say that behind every great man is a great woman, and although the famous phrase may no longer fit the beliefs and opinions of modern feminist rhetoric, their views on the value of a good partner remain true. So far, Jeff Flake, the former US Senator, seems to have enjoyed this in his wife Cheryl Flake.
In the world of politics, especially in America, where family values are highly valued, a happy home is not only a criterion for personal happiness but also for professional development, and Jeff Flake was able to enjoy this as a politician by developing his career from working as director of the Goldwater Institute to becoming a US Senator with a term of office.
Much has been said about Jeff Flake, and in this article, we have examined everything about his wife Cheryl Flake. Read on to find out more.
Who is Cheryl Flake and How Old is He?
Cheryl Flake was born on April 15th, 1965, somewhere in Arizona. Her parents named her Cheryl Lanae, and it is believed that she grew up with her siblings in a middle-class family.
After completing her basic education, Cheryl Flake attended Brigham Young University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree and met her future husband, Jeff Flake. She graduated from the school in 1985.
Since graduating, it is not known that Cheryl Flake, who was married to Jeff shortly after graduation, embarked on a career, but instead, she committed to taking on the task of looking after her home. As part of her support for her husband, she appeared at various events alongside her husband, joined the campaign trail and helped maintain the Flake family’s image as a happy American family.
Her husband, on the other hand, has had a long career in the private and public sectors. After graduating, he worked as Managing Director of the Goldwater Institute, served 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and six years in the U.S. Senate. He also works as a staff member for CBS News.
Cheryl Flake is not known for having had an extensive professional career, but she has been able to lead a more than comfortable life with her husband Jeff. Therefore her exact assets are not known, although she is believed to be worth six figures. Her husband, Jeff Flake, on the other hand, who worked in the public sector for decades, together with his background in the private sector, has been able to accumulate personal fortunes of $500,000.
The family is also known for having made substantial investments in real estate that have earned them a considerable fortune.
Her Relationship with Jeff Flake
Like most U.S. politicians, Cheryl Flake met her husband while still in college and began a relationship that went beyond the wild hormonal world of college life. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Cheryl and Jake married in 1985 after a few months in college life. Since their marriage, they have born and raised five children, one daughter, Alexis, and four sons, Tanner, Austin, Dallin, and Ryan.
The family lived relatively scandal-free and often outside the media attention until 2015 when their son Tanner made racist comments about his social media account. The comments rightly incurred public anger and Cheryl’s husband Jeff publicly apologized on his behalf, after which Tanner himself offered another apology.
Cheryl Flake’s life with Jeff Flake has also extended beyond her nuclear family, and they have become grandparents, with the feat being accomplished in 2013 by her daughter Alexis. Since then, they have added another grandchild through their son Ryan.
Other Facts About Cheryl Flake
- Cheryl Flake and her husband Jeff Flake live in their home in Mesa, Arizona.
- Her husband is a member of the Mormon church and so is she. Cheryl Flake is a Mormon/Church of the Latter-Day Saints and they both attended the church’s university, Brigham Young University.
- Cheryl Flake enjoys coking and has been able to create a cookbook from years of various efforts in the kitchen. She can be seen posting various pictures of her efforts on Instagram.
- Her husband’s uncle, Jake Flake is also a politician who served in public office for three years between January 2005 and June 2008. He died while he was in office.