You know the candidates well but, how well do you know their other halves, children, and grandchildren? Consider this your guide to the First Families of the 2016 election and get to know the potential residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Okay, this is an easy one. Before he was the 42nd President of the United States, and long before he was on the campaign trail for Hill, Bill was the Governor of Arkansas, a Rhodes Scholar, and a student at Yale Law School where he met Hillary. He now spends his days working with the Clinton Foundation, doting on his granddaughter and, most importantly, cheering on Hill.
Chelsea grew up in front of the American people during her father's presidency, and she hasn't left the spotlight since. After basically collecting degrees from Stanford, Oxford, and Columbia, Chelsea worked at McKinsey & Company and NBC before taking on a larger role at the Clinton Foundation and writing a book in her non-existent free time. She married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in 2010 and in 2014 welcomed baby Charlotte, who is no doubt decked out in "I'm With Her" onesies. She's expecting their second child, another daughter, in mid-2016.
The Slovenia-born former model became Donald Trump's third wife in 2005 after meeting him at a party in 1998. Melania is a noted philanthropist who has worked with organizations such as The American Red Cross and Love Our Children USA. She is also a jewelry designer and mom to Barron, who was born in 2006. Despite Melania'schoice not to get involved in The Donald's campaign, don't be fooled—even Barbara Walters admitted she's more than just a pretty face. And, she speaks 5 languages, just btw.
Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric are in the family biz—they are all Executive Vice Presidents at The Trump Organization. Ivanka is a businesswoman and mogul in her own right, who founded the Ivanka Trump Collection, wrote a bestseller, appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice, and launched the #WomenWhoWork initiative to celebrate working women. She and her hubby Jared Kushner are expecting their third child in 2016, while Donald Jr. has five kids with his wife, Vanessa. Tiffany is studying the University of Pennsylvania, her father's alma mater, and Barron is only 10—but in a family of high-achievers, we can guarantee he has a bright future ahead.
Like her husband, Jane O'Meara Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She met Bernie in 1981, on the night he was elected mayor of Burlington and is considered one of his greatest and most trusted advisers. She has worked as a community organizer, social worker, the provost, and interim president of Goddard College and was the president of Burlington College in 2004. She is considered to be Bernie's secret weapon on the campaign trail, and she's arguably his biggest fan, referring to her hubby of 27 years as a "rock star."
Bernie and Jane have 4 children between them: Levi is Bernie's only biological child but they raised his three step-children from Jane's previous marriage as their own. Levi worked on his father's 2006 Senate campaign as a consultant and is now an insurance analyst in Boston. Heather is a yogi who produces the Sedona Yoga Festival in Arizona every year, Carina founded the Woodworking Program, and David is a Global Director at Burton, the snowboarding company.
First Lady of Ohio Karen Kasich is a lifelong Ohio resident and met the future presidential candidate at an Ohio State football game before marrying him in 1997. She left her post at GSW Worldwide, a healthcare communications agency, to focus on raising her twin daughters and to work on various community plans, such as anti-drug initiatives, a local artist program, and health and wellness programs.
Emma and Reese Kasich are just your average teenaged girls, whose dad is casually running for president. Unlike most teenaged girls, they seem like they actually enjoy spending time with their parents on the campaign trail, as evidenced by their guest post on their dad's campaign blog.
Ted and Heidi Cruz were a match made in political heaven: they met in 2000 while working on the Bush for President campaign. A California native who was active with the College Republicans group at Claremont McKenna college, she dreamed of attending Harvard Business School. Once she received her M.B.A. she worked at JPMorgan Chase and joined Goldman Sachs in 2005. She took a leave of absence to focus on the campaign trail and help Ted every step of the way.
Caroline and Catherine might be only be 7 and 4 respectively, but they have an active role in the campaign: from starring in their dad's campaign commercials to expertly matching for each public appearance. And they no doubt daydream about hosting sleepover parties at the White House. (Well, at least we would.)