Samantha Hegseth

Quick Facts

Birth Date January 1,1980
Full Name Samantha Hegseth
Birth Name Samantha Deering
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth City Minneapolis
Gender Identity Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Capricorn
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse Pete Hegseth (2010-2017)
No Of Children 3 (Gunner Hegseth, Boone Hegseth and Rex Hegseth)
Height 167 cm
Networth 500000
Religion Christian

Samantha Hegseth is the ex-wife of Pete Hegseth, the Fox & Friends co-host. Pete has been very adamant in supporting President Trump and has been criticized for it.

Samantha was born on January 1, 1980, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as Samantha Deering. She came into media attention for being the second wife of Pete. She has been secretive about her life ever since the divorce with him. Continue reading to know more about her.

Early life and Childhood

The birth date of Samantha Hegseth is January 1, 1970, and her birthplace is Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is now 52 years old. Her maiden name is Samantha Deering. Similarly, she holds an American nationality and her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Career and Professional Life

Samantha Hegseth was firstly a member of the Vets For Freedom organization which is political advocacy that began in 2006. It is an organization founded by war veterans. They supported Joseph Lieberman who served as a senator previously. The organization gets massive amounts of cash for its campaigns and is funded by the popular Koch brothers. The organization also gets donations from Sheldon Adelson who is a famous casino magnate. While working for this company she got to know Pete Hegseth as he was the executive director of the organization.

Her husband, Pete Hegseth, is an American politician and journalist. He is popular as an executive director of Vets For Freedom. Additionally, between the years 2011-2012, he was a senior counterinsurgency trainer at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul with the Minnesota National Guard. Currently, his profession is a FOX News Channel contributor. Moreover, he is also part of many campaigns and interviewed President Donald Trump. He got criticized for not questioning Trump albeit many of his claims were false. Hegseth openly criticizes many newspaper companies.

Who was Samantha ex-husbnad?

After Pete Hegseth’s first divorce from Meredith Schwarz, Samantha first met him. They were introduced to one another via shared friends, and they gradually fell in love. He was going through a painful divorce when he met Samantha.

Picture of Pete and Samantha at their wedding
From Flickr

In June 2010, the loving pair finally got married. In Washington, D.C.’s St. John’s Episcopal Church, they were married. Three lovely souls entered our world thanks to them.

How many children does they have?

With Pete, Samantha has had three kids total during their marriage. Gunner Hegseth, their first child, was born in 2010, before they were married. Boone and Rex Hegseth are their other two children together. Rex was born in 2016, while Boone was born in August 2012. Pete was a devout Christian who firmly believed in traditional family values. In spite of these principles, the couple divorced in 2017.

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Pete’s Scandal

In 2016, Samantha’s ex-husband was allegedly having an extramarital affair. In response to these accusations, Samantha filed for divorce in Minnesota in September 2017.

He had been having an affair, it turned out, with Fox senior producer Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet. Pete and Samantha later got divorced. Gwen Hegseth, Pete and Jennifer’s daughter, was born just one month after their divorce. Samantha is now living alone and is quite private about her life after the divorce. In contrast, her ex-husband and Jennifer are openly dating and were married in August 2019.

How was Pete’s life after the divorce?

As previously noted, the TV personality has been in a relationship and married Jennifer. He resides with Jennifer and the three children from a prior union that she has. Additionally to raising three children, they also care for the child he had with Jennifer.

Picture of Pete and his third wife, along with their seven kids.
Source: @petehegseth on Instagram

He and his family reside in Forrest Lake, Minnesota. As opposed to the children, who attend White Bear Lake, Minnesota’s Liberty Classical Academy, a private Christian school. Their home in Forrest Lake is only 20 minutes away from the school.

What is the Net Worth of Samantha?

Her estimated net worth as of 2022 is close to $500,000, which she has amassed through her many undertakings. She is also believed to have received a sizeable divorce settlement from Pete.

In contrast, Pete, Samantha’s ex-husband, is thought to be worth $3 million. Between 2007 and 2010, he served as a military commentator for Fox News Channel and frequently appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel.

Picture of Pete and the FOX News co-hosts
Source: @PeteHegseth on Twitter

At the moment, Pete collaborates with Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade, and Jillian Mele as a co-host of FOX and Friends on FOX News. According to estimates, he makes more than $250,000 a year from his employment.

What is the Height and Weight of Samantha?

Regarding Samantha’s body measurement, her weight is 55 kg and her height is 5 feet 5 inches. Her body measurements are 34-28-35 inches. She has a pair of dark brown eyes and dark brown hair color. Moreover, she wears a bra size of 32 B and a shoe of size 6 UK. She is a fitness Freak as well and likes to do yoga, hiking, and cardio.

Social Media

Talking about her social media presence, she is not active on any social media. She neither uses Instagram nor Twitter or Facebook. It seems like she is not an attention seeker and does not want any unnecessary attention. For now, she is busy living a peaceful life with her children