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Samantha Hegseth-Facts You Should Know About Pete Hegseth’s Ex-Wife

Samantha Hegseth is a news reporter and anchor. The American TV personality is now the co-host of the Fox & Friends television show.

In addition, Hegseth got into the limelight after her marriage to Ex-military officer, Pete Hegseth. Despite being together for almost seven years, their relationship couldn’t work out. Sadly, the couple parted ways in 2017. Why did they decide to separate from each other?

In this article, we are going to talk about her career, relationship status after her divorce from her husband Pete, and many more. So, keep scrolling to find out about her!

Who is Samantha Hegseth? Her Early Life and Bio

The renowned TV Host, Samantha Deering was born on January 1, 1980, in Minnesota. Needless to mention, Deering spent most of her early life in her hometown of Minnesota.

Portrait picture of Samantha
The TV personality Samantha Deering

As far as her ethnicity is concerned, Samantha is Caucasian and holds American nationality. Her star sign is Capricorn and follows Christianity.

Unfortunately, Deering prefers to keep her life lowkey. So, the details about her early life like her parents and schooling are still missing.

Samantha’s Career Before Her Marriage

Before her television journey, Samantha worked in an organization named Vets For Freedom. It was a political advocacy tax-exempt non-profit organization, that was first established in 2006 as the 527 groups by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

She served as a spokesman for the organization for many years. While still working for the organization, Samantha met her future-spouse Pete who was an executive director in that organization.

Samantha and Her Ex-Hubby Pete Hegseth’s Married life

Samantha and Pete who were together for years exchanged their vows in June 2010. In fact, she is Pete’s second wife. The two tied their knot at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia.

Samantha Hegseth and her ex-husband Pete
Samantha with her Ex-husband Pete, source: Much feed

Their marriage was quite intimate and only a few family and friends were invited to their wedding. Although the couple was highly secretive about their love life, sources say that they met in the late 2000s through their mutual friend. They actually crossed their paths while working together for Vets For Freedom.

After that, they felt an instant connection with each other and started dating.

How did Samantha and Her Ex-husband Pete’ Marriage Dissolve?

The popular TV host Samantha and her former spouse were in a beautiful marital relationship. Although their relationship seemed perfect initially, it didn’t last long. They parted their ways after almost seven years of marriage. People were curious to know the reason for their separation.

As per tabloids, Pete was having an extra-marital affair with the Fox Executive Producer Jennifer Rauchet in 2017. At that time, Pete and Samantha were still together as husband and wife. Later, the rumors were proved true after Jennifer was pregnant with Pete’s child.

After that, Samantha filed for divorce from Pete in 2017. Subsequently, the court approved their divorce in the same year.

Samantha Was Pete’s Second Wife

Before Samantha, the Veteran was married to his first wife, Meredith Schwarz in 2004. The duo was together for almost five years. They parted their ways in 2009. However, the reason for their separation is not revealed yet.

As mentioned above, Pete tied the knot with Samantha in 2010. Following their divorce, Hegseth went on to marry his third wife Jennifer Ratchet. The couple walked down the aisle in 2019 and they are still together.

Samantha is a Proud  Mother Of Three Children

She and her former spouse, Pete Hegseth shares three beautiful children together. They welcomed their first kid, Gunner Hegseth, before their marriage.

Samantha with her children
Samantha is the mother of three source: dot local

After that, Samantha welcomed another baby in August 2012. She named her second child Boone Hegseth. Finally, the media personality gave birth to her youngest child, Rex Brian Hegseth in 2016.

Moreover, her kids currently studied at Liberty Classical Academy in Minnesota.

Her Ex-husband Pete’s Controversies

Former executive director of the advocacy group, Pete gets limelight because of his controversies too. He once hurled a double-bit lumberjack ax that missed a wooden target and almost struck a West Point Hellcats drummer across the elbow. Despite having an agreement not to throw axes while the band is performing, Pete still chose to violate the rule.

This incident took place during a live broadcast of “Fox & Friends” in 2015. Although he was saved narrowly avoiding being struck by the ax’s sharp edge, he still got a few cuts.

Furthermore, he was also alleged to misuse his power when he was Chief executive director of Concerned Veterans for America. The group was funded by many donors including the billionaire Koch brothers. As per sources, he paid his brother $108,000 during that time.

Who is Samantha’s, Ex-Spouse Pete?

Samantha’s Ex-hubby, Pete Hegseth, is a former executive director of the advocacy group, Vets for Freedom. He was also in U.S Army National Guard. Despite being a Television host and anchor, Pete is known for his excellent service in the Military.

Born in 1980, Pete graduated from one of the prestigious universities, Harvard. He later made his appearance on television through Fox News Channel as a military analyst.

Samantha’s Life After Her Divorce, Her Social Media 

Since her divorce from her former partner, Samantha has been very private about her personal life. She has maintained a distance from all the media and paparazzi. Lately, she has not appeared in any interview as well.

About her social media, she prefers to stay from any kind of social platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

Her Net Worth

Samantha has potentially earned a good amount of fortune throughout her Television journey. If we agree on online tabs, the media personality has an estimated fortune of $1 million as of 2022.

Moreover, Samantha also received a few riches from her divorce from her Ex-husband.