‘Fox & Friend’ co-host Pete Hegseth Married for Seven years with Wife Samantha Hegseth with three happy Children! All about his Perfect Family and also ‘HIS HAMMER’ Incident!!

‘Fox & Friend’ co-host Pete Hegseth Married for Seven years with Wife Samantha Hegseth with three happy Children! All about his Perfect Family and also ‘HIS HAMMER’ Incident!!

Pete Hegseth is an author and one of the most known and admired personalities in the news industry. He has served in Fox News as a contributor and he penned a book- In The Arena, which was hugely acclaimed and has been praised by renowned personalities.

The editor of National Review, Rich Lowry said,

“A rallying cry for engaged patriots to get in the arena, where we belong.”

Pete Hegseth
Pete Hegseth (Source: mp news)

He was also an executive director of Vets for Freedom and has even served the country as an Army veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Furthermore, he is not only successful career-wise but is taken and successful in his personal life as well. He is a Happily Married man and has three children. So, let’s figure out his lifestyle more up close!

Pete Hegseth with his wife and child
Pete Hegseth with his wife and child(Source: In photo)

Who is the ex-wife of Pete Hegseth?

The 39-year-old is happily married for the past 7 years and his wife is Samantha Hegseth. Samantha was born in the year 1980. It’s been eight years and still, their love and care are the same as they met for the first time.

The couple met via their mutual friends and fell for each other instantly but fell in love gradually. Pete divorced from first wife, Meredith Schwarz and he was finding it pretty hard to “move on” in his personal life.

The couple tied the knot in June 2010 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C.

Pete Hegseth with his wife Samantha Hegseth
Pete Hegseth with his wife Samantha Hegseth (Source: Flickr)

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Pete and Samantha

Pete Hegseth’s first marriage ended because he had an affair with his colleague and after being married to Samantha also Pete had an affair with his coworker. He was accused of having an extra-marital affair with a Fox producer named Rauchet. Sources also say that he has a child with Rauchet.

After knowing about this, Samantha filed for divorce in September 2017 in Minnesota. Fox News was told not to hype the news about his separation.

The couple separated one month before the birth of their baby girl, Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet (August 2017).

Pete Hegseth with his wife Samantha Hegseth
Pete Hegseth with his wife Samantha Hegseth (Source: Flickr)

Proud Parents of Three Kids

Despite their separation, Samantha and Peter are proud of their children. The couple shares three wonderful kids: Gunner, Boone, and Rex live in Minnesota.

He had his fourth child, Gwen who is a daughter in August 2017 with his love, Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet.

Gunner, Boone, and Rex
Gunner, Boone, and Rex(Source: Twitter)

His sons, Gunner, Boone, and Rex also attend the Eagle Brook Church and go to Liberty Classical Academy following the footsteps of his parents.

Pete Hegseth and Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet
Pete Hegseth and Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet (Source: Instagram)

The family is very happy and living their life.

He now hosts several news channels including Fox News Channel alongside Abby Huntsman, CNN with Jim Acosta, and MSNBC with popular reporters including Katy Tur.

He is also one of the members of the Council on Foreign Relations and works as an author of various famous editorials in The Washington Post, New York Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

Previously Failed marriage

Previously, he had a sour marriage. After graduating from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts, he met his ex-wife Meredith Schwarz. 

Pete and his ex-wife Meredith Schwarz
Pete and his ex-wife Meredith Schwarz(Source: DailyKos)

The couple tied the knot in the summer of 2004. The couple was happily married for four long years until 2009 when they decided to part ways and got divorced.

Pete Hegseth’s Hammer Incident

A Fox & Friends co-host threw an ax during a live broadcast only to strike a West Point drummer.

Pete throwing the blade at bulls-eye
Pete throwing the blade at bulls-eye(Source: pic photos)

Pete was taking the video of Flag Day to commemorate and the Army’s 240th birthday but the anchor “went rogue” and was supposed to throw the blade at a nearby bulls-eye.

But the ax, instead of hitting the mark, somersaulted over the target. One of the three drummers with West Point’s Hellcats marching band got frightened and he jumped and a witness’s cell phone captured this moment. The TV network, however, did not air this incident.

Three drummers at the Army's 240th birthday
Three drummers at the Army’s 240th birthday (Source: daily pick)

Jim Prosperie, one of the drummers said that ‘he’s lucky to be alive and with all four limbs,’

My leadership told me they were told there would be no axe throwing. I think the anchor person went rogue and decided to throw it,”

Pete hilariously introduces himself,

“Hi, my name is Pete Hegseth and I was almost Never-Trumper. That’s right. My name is Pete Hegseth and I was almost a Never-Trumper.”

He shared on Facebook mentioning,

“Poor decision, obvious negligence, should not have happened, could have been avoided.”

Pete after throwing the blade at bulls-eye
Pete after throwing the blade at bulls-eye(Source: body language)


“When shooting or throwing, always know what is behind your target. Basic safety rule. I’m feeling blessed on Father’s day with my 5 children, alive, and with all limbs,”

he continued.

While the incident appeared painful and quite jarring, Prosperie apparently soldiered on with the rest of his band. In a later segment, obtained by Mediate, he’s seen cheerfully speaking on camera as if the accident never took place.

On Facebook, however, he writes that he’s active,

“focusing on full physical and emotional recovery.”

Pete’s relationship with former President Donald Trump

Hegseth has a very good relationship with the newly elected President Donald Trump. He has been considered to be the Lead Veterans Affairs by the Trump Administration. He took the interview of the President in Montana on September 6, 2018, before the rally.

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Update on Pete Hegseth and Jennifer Rauchet

The co-host of “Fox & Friends” Pete Hegseth is getting married to his fiancee Jennifer Rauchet. Jennifer is a Fox Nation producer.

They wed in August 2019 on Friday at one of President Trump’s golf clubs in New Jersey. He celebrated his 2020 Valentine’s Day on the sets of Fox with his wife and son Ed, which he shared on his Ig with the caption:

I ❤️ my Valentines! My Jenny, my Boone…and my Ed.

The couple has a daughter, Gwendolyn born in August 2014.

Pete has not washed his hands in 10 years? Why?

Pete Hegseth tweeted,

“I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years.”

After this tweet, he started getting many negative comments. Who would not wash their hands in a day, and Pete says that he has not washed in 10 years! Isn’t it bizarrely disgusting?

He added,

“I inoculate myself. Germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them. Therefore they’re not real.”

Do you think Pete is immune to all the bacteria and viruses? In such an era where there is so much anxiety about health due to the coronavirus, ebola, and what not? Pete says that they are not real!

However, later he revealed that it was indeed just a joke.

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Short Bio of Pete Hegseth

Pete Hegseth is an American politician and journalist. He is famous as a former executive director of Vets For Freedom. Furthermore, he was a senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul with the Minnesota National Guard in 2011–2012. He currently works as a FOX News Channel contributor. More bio…