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Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray Married Since 1994; Still Married? Or Separated?

Updated On 14 Jul, 2023 Published On 16 Dec, 2016
Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray Married Since 1994; Still Married? Or Separated?

Bill de Blasio is an American politician who is the 109th mayor of New York City. He is the first Democratic mayor of the city since David Dinkins from 1990 to 1993.

De Blasio served as New York City Public Advocate and represented the 39th District in Brooklyn as a New York City Council member. De Blasio married in 1994, to Chirlane McCray, a speechwriter, editor, poet, and political figure. Let’s find out more about their married life.

Bill de Blasio And His Wife Chirlane McCray: Know About His Married Life And Children

In 1991, they met while both were working for Mayor Dinkins's administration. At the time, de Blasio was an advisor to a deputy mayor and McCray was a speechwriter.

Chirlane McCray with her husband Bill de Blasio 

McCray’s West-African style clothing and nose ring stood out when neither would have been a mutual sight in City Hall. De Blasio, who is White, was instantly attracted to McCray, who is Black. At the time de Blasio know that McCray identified as a lesbian and was not mutually fascinated with him.  

They start dating at that time and they met a political figure. After three years of affair finally, they got married in 1994, in Prospect Park. They lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn, before moving into Gracie Mansion, the traditional residence of New York City mayors. De Blasio and McCray, who has been kept their earliest name, style themselves as a newer, more open-minded, kind of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

 Bill de Blasio married Chirlane McCray in 1994 

Their mixed-race marriage and their two varied children add to their image as an urban, new-age family. Shockingly, the campaign coverage of their relationship and family was almost entirely positive, and rather than being forced to defend themselves. De Blasio and McCray used their mixed-race marriage to their political advantage.

Bill de Blasio's Children With His Wife

De Blasio and McCray have a daughter, Chiara de Blasio, and a son, Dante de Blasio. Their daughter Chiara studied at Santa Clara University California. Chiara lectured about her challenges with substance misuse and depression in late December 2013, through a four-minute video that the mayor’s transition team released.

Their son Dante, graduate from Brooklyn Technical High School currently attending Yale University as a member of the class of 2019

The most noticeable example of how de Blasio’s mixed-race marriage helped his campaign was television advertising. That is credited with helping secure his primary win: “Dante”. A light-skinned Black teenager with a large afro discusses de Blasio’s agenda and commends the candidate in the ad.

However, the kicker comes at the end when a teenager tells the viewers he would be supporting de Blasio even if the candidate was not his father. The spectator realizes the teenager is not a paid actor.

De Blasio and McCray are too busy focusing on how to run New York City. Their marriage is where a great woman does not stand behind a great man, but rather, where she stands beside him.

Update 2023: Bill de Blasio And His Wife Announced Separation 

Bill de Blasio and his spouse Chirlane McCray, after nearly thirty years of marriage, surprised the public with the announcement of their separation earlier this month. In a joint statement, they revealed their decision to explore new romantic relationships while continuing to reside together in their Park Slope rowhouse.

This unexpected development has captured attention and sparked intrigue among observers. The couple, however, revealed do not plan to get a divorce.

Bill de Blasio: Wiki

  • Born on 8 May 1961 in the United States.
  • He completed graduation from New York University.
  • He was elected as the Mayor of New York City in the landslide 2013 election.
  • His net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

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