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Who Is Kamala Harris' Husband? Everything To Know About Doug Emhoff​

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Who Is Kamala Harris' Husband? Everything To Know About Doug Emhoff​

Since being elected in 2017, Senator Kamala Harris has made her viewpoints public knowledge, supporting universal health care, educating our country’s children, advocating for stronger environmental protections, and being a voice for DACA.

Harris also frequently speaks out against President Trump and is a major voice of support for women, specifically women of color.

Before becoming a Senator, Harris was the Attorney General of California for six years, as well as the District Attorney of San Francisco. She’s one smart lady, with degrees from Howard University and the University of California.

But she’s also made history in the Senate, being the first woman of Jamaican or Indian descent. Harris even threw her hat into the ring for the 2020 presidential campaign.

And now, Harris could possibly be adding another major accomplishment to her resume, since she is now Joe Biden's pick for Vice President.

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Hopefully, behind every woman is a man who supports her every move, and it seems like such is the case for VP pick Harris.

Who is Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff?

Doug Emhoff has multiple degrees.

He was born in Brooklyn but made the move to the west coast to obtain his degree.  Emhoff has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, as well as a J.D. in Law from USC Gould School of Law.

What does Doug Emhoff do? He's an attorney.

Emhoff describes himself as a “highly experienced litigator, strategic advisor, and business insider... [who] maintains a very visible public presence in California and DC.”

He’s an entertainment, media, and intellectual property partner at an LA-based law firm, DLA Piper, and worked for Venable LLP. He’s a litigator and advisor.

How did Doug Emhoff and Kamala Harris meet? 


A post shared by Kamala Harris (@kamalaharris) on Aug 22, 2018 at 8:53am PDT

Emhoff and Harris met on a blind date. A close friend of Harris set her up on a date with Emhoff while she was California’s Attorney General. They dated for a 1 year before Emhoff proposed with a platinum engagement ring.

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When were Douglas Emhoff and Kamala Harris married? 

The couple was married in 2014 and were only engaged for four months before they got married. The couple wed in August 2014. Harris’ sister, who is also a lawyer, officiated the low-key ceremony, which was held at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

Who is Doug Emhoff's first wife, Kerstin Emhoff?

He was already married once before and has two children with his ex-wife, Kerstin Emhoff. Harris is stepmom to Emma and Cole, whom she is close to.


A post shared by Kamala Harris (@kamalaharris) on May 29, 2018 at 2:10pm PDT

Cole graduated from college, and Emma currently attends the Parsons School of Design.

Doug Emhoff is a philanthropist.

Emhoff and Harris regularly give to charities, citing over $32,000 in one year alone. In 2014, they donated $10,000 to Unicef, $1,250 to the University of Southern California, $15,000 to the American Cancer Society, and $1,000 to the national nonprofit College Track.

How much are Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff worhth? They're modest millionaires.

According to their taxes, in 2014, the couple earned $1.3 million, paying almost $410,000 in income tax. Now that is a modest living.

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's Vice President pick and democratic running mate.

She's Biden's vice president. Harris has been reported was the front runner for the role and ultimately, she won.

In her and Biden's quest for the White House, one thing is for certain, Harris will always have the support of her husband. Emhoff fully backs his wife's political career and has been quoted as calling it an "endlessly fascinating" experience.

Emhoff also often shows his love and support for Harris on his social media and even has listed himself as her hubby in his Twitter bio.

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Samantha Maffucci is an editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. 

Editor's Note: This article was originally posted in October 2018 and was updated with the latest information.