Who Is Rachel Maddow's Girlfriend? New Details On Susan Mikula

Who is Rachel Maddow's gilfriend?

They have been together for 17 years.

Who is Rachel Maddow's girlfend? Rachel Maddow is well-known for her television work especially her show The Rachel Maddow Show which premiered in 2008. The Emmy Award-winning show, “features Maddow’s take on the biggest stories of the day, political and otherwise, including lively debate with guests from all sides of the issues, in-depth analysis and stories no other shows in cable news will cover.” 


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She became the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time news network in the United States. But who is her long-time girlfriend, Susan Mikula?

Here are the details we know on Rachel Maddow's girlfriend Susan Mikula. 

1. She's an artist and photographer.

Mikula uses an SX-70 Polaroid camera which hasn't been manufactured since 2007 for her photography, which gives her photos an older hue and edge to make them more interesting. She talks about her latest completed series Picture Book saying, “I’m sure I was thinking of my own childhood and how much I was deeply affected by children’s literature. I wanted to tell a children’s tale my way, with pictures, but in the same way that children’s books always have something vaguely magical and a child at the center. In this case the child is a little girl, and she has the power.”

2. The've been together for awhile. 

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The couple have been dating since 1999. The two are reportedly not in any rush to get married but they've been faithfully by each other's side since for almost two decades. 

3. They may never marry.

Maddow has said “I feel that gay people not being able to get married for generations, forever, meant that we came up with alternative ways of recognizing relationships. And I worry that if everybody has access to the same institutions that we lose the creativity of subcultures having to make it on their own. And I like gay culture.”


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4. They live together in their farmhouse in Massachusetts.

The artist and television personality spend most of their time at the pre-Civil War farmhouse they share. “Having a place out of the city is a shortcut toward the mental reset I need,” Mikula told People.

5. They met when Maddow was hired to do yard work. 

Maddow was working on getting her doctoral dissertation and was doing odd jobs to make ends meet at the time. Mikula hired her to do yard work in 1999 at her place in the Berkshires when they fell in love. “It was very Desperate Housewives,” says Maddow of how their relationship began, according to People.

6. Their first date was at the National Rifle Association.

“My first date with Susan was at an NRA ‘Ladies Day On The Range’ event, and that is as close as I have ever gotten to the NRA”, said Maddow according to Buzzfeed.

7. There is a slight age difference.

Mikula, 58 is older than Maddow, 45 by 13 years. But this doesn't seem to make a difference to the couple. They are still very happy and in love. 


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Molly Given is a writer living in Philadelphia and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.

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