Kamala Harris husband, Douglas Emhoff is set to become the nation’s first Second Gentleman just as his wife has become the first Black and first Asian-American woman to be elected Vice President.
Douglas Emhoff is an entertainment lawyer. Though he was born in Brooklyn, New York, California has arguably had the biggest impact on Emhoff’s life.
He graduated from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, met and married his wife on the left coast, and it’s where he was based as a partner at DLA Piper Law Firm.
His previous experience in the courtroom includes defending “a group of production companies in an insurance coverage dispute over a highly publicized aviation accident on a recent major motion picture” and representing “more than 50 commercial producers in an entertainment industry-wide wage and hour class-action lawsuit and various subsequent individual litigation matters.”
They met on a blind date.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the couple first met after PR consultant Chrisette Hudlin set Harris and Emhoff up on a blind date. Just a year later, the two were married.
The 55-year-old—who was born just seven days before his wife, also 55, on October 13—has two kids with his ex-wife, Kerstin.
According to a March 2018 Vogue article about Harris, his son Cole is a graduate of Colorado College, while his younger daughter Ella studies at Parsons School of Design. The two affectionately call their stepmother “Momala”.