08 November 2020 00:34
Kamala Harris made history on Saturday, becoming the first woman to be elected as the Vice President of the United States. And her husband, Doug Emhoff, will now also have a place in the record books because he is set to serve as the first ever Second Gentlemen. Emoff, 56, will also be the Jewish person in American history to be married to a President or Vice President. He celebrated Harris' historic victory by wrapping her up in a warm embrace on Saturday morning, just minutes after news organizations called the election for her running mate, Joe Biden. Emhoff shared a snap of the sweet moment to his Twitter account, and added the caption: 'Proud of you'.
While Harris has had an illustrious career shattering several glass ceilings, Emhoff is a success story in his own right. Doug Emhoff is set to become the first Second Gentleman in American history, after his wife, Kamala Harris, was announced as the US Vice President-elect on Saturday morning Emhoff is seen standing alongside his Kamala, President-elect Joe Biden and future First Lady Jill Biden at the Democratic National Convention back in August Joe Biden administers the oath of office to Harris as she is s sworn as California's junior Senator back in 2017. Emhoff, who is exactly one week older than Harris, was born in Brooklyn, New York, but as a teenager his parents Mike and Barb moved to southern California where he has lived ever since. He and Harris were set up by Harris' best friend, PR consultant Chrisette Hudlin, who told her: 'He's cute and he's the managing partner of his law firm and I think you're going to like him.' Emhoff and Harris were set up by Harris' best friend, PR consultant Chrisette Hudlin, who told her: 'He's cute and he's the managing partner of his law firm and I think you're going to like him' Emhoff and Harris recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary 'It sounds corny, I know, but the conversation just flowed,' Harris wrote in her memoir The Truths We Hold. Within a year Emhoff — who says that Bradley Cooper should play him if a movie is made about his wife — proposed, but even that didn't go right.
He has constantly been by her side and has become close with Jill Biden, who previously served as Second Lady. Emhoff and Harris appear devoted. Doug Emhoff will also make history as the nation's first "second gentleman" President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' families couldn't be more excited about their historic win. On Saturday, the Associated Press projected that Biden won the election over President Donald Trump, securing 284 electoral votes to Trump's 214, which is well above the necessary 270-vote threshold. Biden, 77, brings with him a history-making running mate as well: the first woman, the first Black person and first person of Asian descent to hold the office. Following the major announcement, both Biden and Harris were showered with loving messages from their families on social media. Doug Emhoff, Harris' husband who will become the first-ever "second gentleman," posted a heartwarming photo of the two embracing after receiving the exciting news. "So proud of you," Emhoff, 55, wrote alongside two heart and American flag emojis. Emhoff's sweet post came moments after Harris, 55, shared a video of her on the phone with Biden, celebrating their win. "We did it Joe," Harris, smiling and laughing, told Biden. "You're going to be the next President of the United States." Image zoom Doug Emhoff hugs Vice President-elect Kamala Harris | Credit: Doug Emhoff/Twitter Meena Harris, the California senator's niece who has been vocal about the election, shared her excitement with nearly a dozen tweets about the news. "My 4 year old just yelled "BLACK GIRLS ARE WELCOME TO BE PRESIDENT!" she exclaimed in one post. "Mommy taught us we could be and do anything," Maya wrote alongside a picture of her and Harris' mother. "OMG it's happening...our next Vice President of the United States... our first-ever MADAM Vice President...my sister, @KamalaHarris!" she wrote in an earlier tweet, alongside several crying and American flag emojis. Dr. Jill Biden also celebrated her husband's victory. "He will be a President for all of our families," she tweeted. Biden and Harris shared tweets after the news broke on Saturday, with both also changing their Twitter bios to read "President-Elect" and "Vice President-Elect." "America, I'm honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country," the former vice president wrote on Saturday. "The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. "This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me," Harris added in her own post. On Saturday morning, as jubilant Democrats celebrated Joe Biden's election win across the country, vice president-elect Kamala Harris' husband Douglas Emhoff tweeted his congratulations to his wife for her historic achievement. Meanwhile, the former California senator posted a video of her congratulating her running mate on becoming president, telling him, "We did it, Joe. You're going to be the next president of the United States." That also means Mr Emhoff, an entertainment lawyer, will be the nation's first "second gentleman," as spouse to the vice president. Still, that's nothing compared to his wife's fans, the #KHive, a hashtag which ironically took off organically online after Ms Harris sharply challenged Mr Biden during the Democratic debates over school integration bussing.