The gorgeous and talented American host and political commentator, Rachel Maddow is perhaps the most powerful lesbian television anchor in the world of media, thanks to her popular MSNBC show,"The Rachel Maddow Show."
Her boldness and evergreen charming attitude have gathered a lot of attention towards her and let's not forget to mention the most talked about LGBT topics on her show, which leaves all the viewers speechless!
Most of you might be wondering whether this first gay anchor to host the major prime-time news, has someone special in her life. Well, without any doubts, she does have a lovely partner in her life whom she's been dating for a long time.
So, without further adieu, let's find out all about this wonderful couple in today's section.
An amazing and inspiring love story of Rachel and her partner Susan Mikula
Let's time-travel back in 1999. During those days, Maddow was a struggling news host as she had just started radio hosting for WRNX (100.9 FM) in Massachusetts.
Also, she was doing odd jobs here and there for financial matters.
Coincidentally, Rachel got a job to work as a yard cleaner at one home in the Berkshires, southern England, West London.
It was the home of London's famous photographer, Susan Mikula.
Rachel Maddow with partner Susan Mikula at a party, Source: Free Republic
Her job did help out her a lot, as she not only got some cash but she found someone special to share the rest of her life with.
Susan with partner Rachel Maddow at their house, Source: Pinterest
"It was very Desperate Housewives. My first date with Susan was at an NRA' Ladies Day on The Range event and it was really special for both of us"
Rachel hugging her partner, Susan. Source: P interest
The casual dates turned into romantic dinners and eventually they got into a committed relationship. Now the couple lives together in the Farm House in Massachusetts with their adorable dog, Poppy.
The couple lives together but not married yet
The 44-year-old Rhodes Scholarship awarded first gay American host, Rachel and 55-year-old Susan have been together for almost 18 years now.
For couples to stay that long together, it's a matter of pride, but the major concern for the public would be, why haven't they tied knots yet??
Rachel Maddow hugging her lovely partner Susan at the opening reception at the George Lawson Gallery by Ms. Mikula, Source: Maddow Fans
The answer is simple guys. They dont want to get married just to validate their relationship. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Rachel confessed that why they aren't
Rachel confessed that why they aren't under too much pressure to get married.
“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.”
Before talking more about Rachel, let's stop right here and take a moment to know who Rachel's partner, Susan is.
Susan Mikula is a well-known professional photographer and her previous work "Thrill Show" and "Anyone Can Enter" art gallery show has made her an established photographer in the art industry.
Susan Mikula in a photoshoot, Source: Susan Mikula
She recently completed the series of mysterious prints, of antique toys and figurines-in haunting or dream or nightmare like compositions and named it "PhotoBook"
Mikula has an SX-70 Polaroid Camera, with which she takes photos, that are remarkable and has earned her a trademark for soft focusing and powerful effects.
Art Photographer Susan Mikula, art potter Frances Palmer and Diane White at the Ferrin Gallery Dish and Dine, Source: Rural Intelligence
Apart from photography, Mikula is also one of the established writers as she has published world-wide selling books based on arts, namely, American Bond, Photographs, and Susan Mikula: U.X.
The liberal queen Rachel has topped charts with "The Rachel Maddow Show"
The first American news anchor and commentator, to ever come out of the closet and talk openly about her sexuality, Rachel Maddow has become the queen of all the liberal hearts, hosting the most-watched show, The Rachel Maddow Show.
Her outstanding reporting skills with low-key humor, rigorous research, and critical discussions made her the first gay host to have her own show on MSNBC cable network.
Rachel Maddow hosting her 9.00pm show, Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The famous television reviewer, Alessandra Stanley, even quoted:
"'Ms. Maddow's deep, modulated voice is reassuringly calm after so much shrill emotionalism and catfights among the channel's ageing, white male divas,"
Her show is based on her former radio show of the same title which was debuted on September 8, 2008, and the famous MSNBC's host, Keith Olbermann was the first guest on her show.
Also, the director of entertainment for a branding agency, Matt Delzell praised her uniqueness and boldness while reporting. He quoted,
"She's not afraid to criticize liberals despite being a liberal. That uniqueness and her underdog appeal draw people in, regardless of whether they agree with her opinions."
Here's a video of Rachell Maddow's interview on The Ellen Show. Must watch!
Quick Facts about Rachel Maddow
- Born and raised in Castro Valley, California, Rachel Maddow is the famous American commentator and author known to host The Rachel Maddow Show.
- Born to father Robert Maddow, who's a former US Air Force while her mother Elaine is a school program administrator.
- Has one sibling, brother David.
- She's of mixed ethnicity, Polish, Russian, Jewish and Irish as her grandfather is Polish and Russian while grand mother is of Dutch descent.
- She's was raised in a strict Catholic society.
- Attended Standford University and got a degree in public policy.
- She was the first lesbian American to win International Rhodes Scholarship.
- Got her first hosting job in 1999 WRNX(100.9 FM).
- She's hosted shows like Tucker, Paula Zahn Now, The Advocate, Race for the White House with David Gregory and Countdown with Keith Olbermann with Keith Olbermann.
- Her net worth is estimated to be $12.5 million with annual salary of $7 million.
All in all, Rachel and Susan both have perfectly managed to work out their relationship and inspire us all the way. We wish them best wishes in their future endeavors.
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