Who Is Pete Buttigieg's Husband? Details On Chasten Glezman Buttigieg

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Who Is Pete Buttigieg's Husband? Details On Chasten Glezman Buttigieg
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Who is Pete Buttigieg's husband, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg?

Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay Democratic candidate to ever run for president, is set to speak at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on August 20. 

Buttigieg is no stranger to politics. He’s served as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana since 2012, was a management strategy consultant, graduated from Harvard University, served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan. 

But behind every politician is their spouse cheering them on from the sidelines. And Buttigieg’s is no different. 

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Here are six details to know about Chasten Buttigieg (née Glezman).

When did Chasten Buttigieg come out?

Glezman was raised in a Roman Catholic household, and when he came out to his family at age 18, he moved out shortly after. He said, “I don’t recall my parents specifically saying I couldn’t live at home anymore, but I was made to believe I needed to leave.” He then couch surfed from home to home after moving out.

But after he moved out, he became an exchange student and traveled to Germany. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 2011, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in theater and global studies.

How did Pete Buttigieg and Chasten Buttigieg meet?

The two matched on the dating app Hinge in August 2015 but before they met, they FaceTimed one another. In September 2015, Glezman traveled from Chicago to Indiana, where they went on their first date at the Fiddler’s Hearth pub. Buttigieg said he knew he liked Glezman when he was willing to try a scotch egg. They then watched a minor league baseball game, walked around downtown South Bend, and watched the fireworks.

Glezman moved to Indiana and started living with Buttigieg in 2016. But he continued to complete his master’s degree back in Chicago and traveled to the city three days a week. And in December 2017, the pair announced they were engaged!

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When did Pete Buttigieg and Chasten Buttigieg get married?

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The couple tied the knot in June 2018 in a private ceremony, which took place at the Cathedral of St. James in downtown South Bend. After the ceremony, the couple stopped by an LGBTQ Pride Week block party occurring nearby, and made their way to the reception, where they danced to “When You Say Nothing At All” in front of their 200 guests.

The reception had arcade games, tacos, beer, regional cheeses, lattes and coffee, artisanal chocolates, and specialty ice cream! How fun is that?

Does Chasten Buttigieg support his husband's political career?

Since Buttigieg announced his run for president, Glezman has continually shared updates about the campaign. Buttigieg praised his husband for all his help, both before and after the campaign, saying, “Chasten has done a great job of making sure things went well while I was putting in late nights at the office, and he’s got a pretty demanding job as a teacher as well.”

What does Chasten Buttigieg do?

While in Chicago, Glezman worked as a substitute teacher for the Chicago public schools. But once he moved to Indiana, he started substituting at South Bend public schools. He currently teaches humanities and drama to junior high school students at Montessori Academy of Edison Lakes, located a few miles from South Bend. He’s also currently working on his AMS certification.

What are Chasten Buttigieg's hobbies?

Chasten considers himself a theater nerd; even when growing up, he loved musical theater. While getting his bachelor’s degree, he worked for First Stage, “one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters and the second largest theater company in Milwaukee.”

What is Chasten Buttigieg's new memoir called?

Chasten Buttigieg’s memoir is titled I Have Something To Tell You, and touches on his life as a teacher, what it was like to grow up as a gay man in the Midwest, and of course, his marriage to Pete Buttigieg. 

I Have Something To Tell You is available for pre-order and will be released on September 1. 

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