Tara Blake, 39, is an American social activist, political personality, and an active fundraiser for the families of fallen service members. She is the wife of Texas Republican representative Dan Crenshaw.
Her husband joined Texas’ 2nd congressional district in 2019. Also, he is a former United States Navy SEAL officer who served on SEAL Team 3 during the war in Afghanistan.
Daughter of John Terence Blake and Nan Connelly Blake, Tara mostly works at organizations aiming to prevent suicide. Tag along with us to know about Tara Blake and her family.
Tara Blake’s Early Life, Bio, & Family Details
Tara Blake was born on 19th April 1983 in the United States to John Terence Blake and Nan Connelly Blake. She is 39 years old in 2022.
Her father also serves in the Navy as a Vice Admiral for about 37 years before retiring in 2013. She has a sister named Erin Blake and a younger brother named John Terrence Jr. Moreover, her brother is also serving in the Navy.
As for her education, she went to a local high school in NYC but the details of her school and college are not revealed at the moment. She stands at a height of 5 ft. 5 inches or 165 cm.
Tara Blake Is A Social Activist By Profession
As mentioned above, Tara Blake works as a social worker and runs a campaign for Travis Manion Foundation which is a non-profit organization aiming at suicide prevention. As a matter of fact, the lovely couple has been volunteering for the organization for almost a decade now.
Similarly, she and her husband are active fundraisers for families of fallen soldiers.
Tara is also a member of Butler Snow’s Litigation department and practiced within the Medical Device, Healthcare Litigation Group, and pharmaceutical. Furthermore, Dan and Tara also provided help to people suffering from Kady hurricane.
From Friends To Life Partners- When Did Tara Blake Marry Husband Dan?
As per Blake herself, she first met her then-future husband Dan Crenshaw via her childhood friend Janet. At that time, Blake was working as a dental hygienist and Dan was still in Navy SEAL.
They became good friends for a long time before he asked her out. They went on dates and eventually, they got married on 24th August 2013 in a lavish wedding ceremony.
Despite being married for almost a decade, the lovely pair do not share any children. But Tara has two godchildren whose pictures she has shared on her IG with a sweet caption,
“A year ago I gave a speech and my god children stood at the edge of the dance floor listening to every word. Their support is precious to me and reminds me that little ones are always listening. Speak the truth, be kind, and always put your best effort into whatever it is you are trying to accomplish. #godchildren #godchild #speech”
Although she has clearly mentioned the children as her godchildren, many fans speculated them as their own.
What Happened to Dan’s Right Eye?
The 38 years old politician’s life changed forever during his third deployment in 2012. Dan was hit by an IED detonation during his mission in Helmand province in Afghanistan.
He was quickly rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery. Sadly, his right eye was entirely destroyed and his left eye was severely injured but still intact.
He underwent several procedures to restore vision in his left eye. While all was going well, recently in 2021, he released a statement via Twitter regarding his retina detaching.
In the statement, he wrote:
“The blast from 2012 caused a cataract, excessive tissue damage, and extensive damage to my retina. It was always a possibility that the effects of the damage to my retina would resurface, and it appears that is exactly what has happened. This is a terrifying prognosis for someone with one eye. The prognosis I received on Thursday is obviously very bad,”
He underwent surgery at the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. Also, the surgery went well and Dan was back after a while.
During an interview in 2018, Blake talks about her experience and what she went through during Dan’s eye incident. The video is uploaded in Dan’s YouTube channel @Dan Crenshaw for Congress where he has over 19.8k subscribers.
Little About Tara Blake Husband Dan Crenshaw
Talking about her husband, Daniel ‘Dan’ Reed Crenshaw was born on 14th March 1984 in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, and grew up in Katy, Texas. He is 38 years old as of 2022.
Likewise, he went and graduated from Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogota, Colombia. Later, he returned to the USA and enrolled at Tufts University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and a minor in physics.
Similarly, he earned his master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
What Is Blake’s Net Worth In 2022?
As Tara Blake mostly works for non-profit organizations, her earnings are not revealed to the public yet. According to sources, her estimated net worth is around $500 thousand in 2022.
On the other hand, Dan has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of now. He is currently serving as the United States representative for Texas’s 2nd congressional district.
Besides, she has over 16.1K followers on her Instagram where she mostly posts about her work.