‘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 the renowned personalities. The editor of National Review, Rich Lowry said,

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

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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 careerwise 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!

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

Who is Pete Hegseth’s ex-wife?

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.

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Pete and Samantha Divorce

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 Fox producer named Rauchet. Sources also say that he has a child with Rauchet.

After knowing about this, Samantha filed for the 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).

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

Proud Parents of Three Children

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.

Source: Twitter(Gunner, Boone, and Rex)

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

Source: Instagram(Pete Hegseth and Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet)

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 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 in Bachelor of Arts, he met his ex-wife Meredith Schwarz. 

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

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’s Hammer Incident

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

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

Pete was taking the video of the 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 axe, 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.

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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,”

He shared on Facebook mentioning,

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

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


“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 Mediaite, he’s seen cheerfully speaking on camera as if the accident never took place. On Facebook, however, he writes that he’s actively,

“focusing on full physical and emotional recovery.”

Pete’s relation with 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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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…