MSNBC’s Kristen Welker who waited for 40 years to get a perfect live partner is now over. Know about her husband!!!
Kristen Welker, who’s been working for NBC News since 2010, falls into one of the 50 most beautiful according to ‘The Hill’. But even her beauty couldn’t help her meet the right person for all these years.
But there is a saying, ‘everything happens for a reason.’ Maybe the reason behind her failed relationships was to meet the perfect guy in her early 40s (she is 43).
Yes, you heard it right. Our beloved Kristen is finally on her way to getting married, and we couldn’t be happier. So who is the lucky guy who won Kristen’s heart?
We have a little of the inside scoop for you. The newly engaged Kristen had talked to Today around 2 months before the proposal about how boyfriend (now fiancé) and her parents helped her stay focused while she was busy reporting on the 2016 presidential campaign trial for NBC.
With whom is she gonna marry?
It was one of those regular Friday nights (June 24) for Kristen and John (Kristen’s fiancé). They were on their way to a restaurant for dinner when out of nowhere John got down on one knee and popped the question she had been waiting for all her life. And the answer was a definite “yes”.
Kristen’s soon to be husband, John Hughes, is a marketing director at Merck in the Philadelphia area. He is also a beer enthusiast. Before dating John, she was in a relationship with Andrew Mulroney, who is a senior software developer at Kimmel Centre.
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Friends, I've waited nearly 40 years for this and wanted to share that John Hughes @salatrix and I got engaged Friday night in Washington, D.C. Thank you to a quick thinking jogger, Anna Perkinson, for capturing the moment. And thank you John for making me the happiest and luckiest girl in the world. #worththewait #atlast
How did they meet?
In an interview with article.philly.com on July 2016, she had disclosed about how she met John for the first time. She said:
“I’m 40 years old. I say that to give hope to other women who maybe haven’t found The One in their 20s. So two summers ago, my best friend from high school’s mother said, “I’d really like you to meet John Hughes.” He is their family friend’s son. I had just about given up on the idea of finding someone, but we had dinner in Philadelphia, and the rest is sort of history.”
How she started her reporting career?
In the same interview, she stated her mother’s political journey inspired her to be a reporter. She said:
“I was in sixth grade, I loved TV news. I acknowledge that I was also in awe of Barbara Walters interviewing Patrick Swayze and dancing with him.
But when my mother ran for City Council, that was the moment when I knew I wanted to be a political reporter. Some reporters asked her about being married to my father – they have an interracial relationship – as if that was somehow a negative thing. I think my parents handled it with grace I would get very upset about this line of questioning. It made me realize how important it is that political reporters are being fair. Tough, but fair.”
Update on their relationship
The couple got married on 4 March 2017 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia.
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Short Bio on Kristen Welker
Kristen Welker is an American television journalist and news correspondent. She is best known for being the White House correspondent for NBC News based in Washington. More bio…