Matthew John Dowd is an American political pundit and consultant who had been the chief strategist for the Bush Cheney 2004 presidential campaign. Before this, he served as a political analyst for ABC News.
Matthew Dowd - Married & Divorced Twice
Matthew Dowd is single at present. He resides on his ranch in Los Angeles. However, he has never always been single. In the same vein, Matthew frequently visits his children in the meantime.
Dowd married and divorced twice in life. His first marriage was to Tammy Edgerly in the 1980s, with whom he had three sons. But, the identities of his two other sons are kept secret. In addition, he allegedly shared two daughters with his second wife.
In the same vein, Matthew's marriage with his second wife also ended in divorce. Their split occurred after the duo lost one of their twin infant daughters in hospital two months after her birth.
Dowd's eldest child Daniel Dowd is an Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Not only that, he was deployed to Baghdad from 2007 to 2009 as a signals intelligence specialist.
Unlike others, Matthew Dowd also had one of the surprising backstories that people had heard about because of his controversial affair with the journalist, activist, and author Maria Shriver. In 2011, Matthew Dowd was rumored of dating Shriver, the former wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Sources claim that Matthew met Maria in 2011 at a hotel in the United States. Besides, the happy pair were spotted on a leisure walk on 25 May 2016. However, in late 2017 Maria confirmed she was single in May 2017 which suggested the duo had parted ways.
Matthew Dowd - Net Worth
Matthew Dowd has an estimated net worth of $5 million, as of 2021. Most of his wealth comes from his career as a political analyst and a consultant. As an experienced Fox News Political News Analyst, Matthew generates a salary of at least $45,578.
In addition, Matthew Dowd has a 3,300 square foot home with a country feel decorated by antique fixtures, a wraparound porch, and knotty wood floors. His residence comprises of frilly garden surrounded by a life-size stuffed tiger that awaits frequent visits from his five-year-old daughter Josephine Dows.
Matthew Dowd - Quick Facts
- Matthew Dowd was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, to an Irish Catholic family.
- Dowd grew up as one of the third of eleven children.
- Matthew's dad served as an auto executive, and his mother was an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time mom.
- Matthew Dowd's parents were Republicans.
- Matthew Dowd studied at Cardinal Newman College in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Dowd showed his interest in politics during early 1973 at the Watergate Committee hearings when he was only 12.
Matthew Dowd Affairs
First Affair with Maria Shriver
Matthew Dowd dated a journalist, activist, and author Maria Shriver from 2011 to 2016. They remained boyfriend and girlfriend for six years.