The former member of the Afghanistan armed force, Pete Hegseth is the Fox News Channel best contributor. He hosts the top-rated morning show, Fox & Friends as the regular guest host. He is also the executive director of Vets For Freedom, the political advocacy groups and has authored the highly-acclaimed book "In The Arena" in 2016.
Apart from his professional life, he has an incredible personal life which may be unknown to most of his global supporters. For all the details about a well-known host and former Military, keep on scrolling!
Is Pete Hegseth's Married?
Pete got married to Meredith Schwarz in 2004. He started dating Meredith Schwarz since his high school days. But, in 2009 they got a divorce due to their personal issues.
Right after one year of his divorce with Meredith Schwarz, he exchanged his wedding ring and vows with his second wife, Samantha Hegseth. On 10 June, they welcomed their first child, a son named, Gunner. Meanwhile, they welcomed their second and third child, both son on August 2012 (Bonne) and September 2015 (Rex) respectively.
After seven years of their wedding, Samantha filed a divorce against Pete Hegseth. She filed a divorce because she got some information about Pete's relationship with a producer of Fox News, Jennifer Rauchet with whom Pete worked in his show.
Back on 23 October 2017, the person having the username ‘mchooyah’ has shared the picture, where it shows Pete Hegseth attended a dinner at the White House with Jennifer Rauchet, a producer on Fox and Friends show and the other two members. More interestingly, in 2017 Jennifer Rauchet gave birth to his child.
Pete Hegseth with President Donald Trump for dinner at White House. (Photo: Mediaite.com)
According to Mediaite, they had started living together before either of their divorces was finalized. Their relation was later called an ‘Illicit Affair’ by Mediaite.
Pete Hegseth's Bio: Career, Net Worth
As per wiki, Pete Hegseth was born in 1980, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the USA to an American family, Penelope Hegseth(mother) and Brian Hegseth(father). Pete who possesses an American ethnicity celebrates his birthday on 6 June. He stands at the height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m).
Hegseth grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended Forest Lake Area High School in Forest Lake. For his Bachelor of Arts degree, he joined Princeton University in 2003.
After his graduation from Princeton University in 2003, he took part in Bear Stearns as a capital markets analyst and was hired as a reserve infantry officer in the U.S. Army National Guard. Being a reserve infantry officer, he has worked in Iraq and Afghanistan. He receives Bronze Stars and Combat Infantryman Badge awards for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Pete Hegseth started his news career and joined Fox News Channel, who is now a contributor to the channel in 2014. For his time in Fox News, he falls under the Trump’s favorite list as they were seen together in the dining table at White House with former Navy Seal and Rob O’Neill, a fellow Fox News contributor.
Hegseth has achieved the height of success in the field of News and Military through which he has garnered total net worth of $3 Million and has the annual salary of $250 thousand.
Drummer Sues Pete Hegseth After Being Struck By Ax!
Back on June 2015, Pete threw an ax which struck and injured a drummer named Jeff Prosperie, who is the member of the West Point Hellcats.
During the segment Fox and Friends, Pete threw an ax that overshot the wooden target and hit the drummer across his right outer elbow. But luckily, the double-sided blade only hit broadside on the outer elbow with significant impact and a couple of cuts.
After the incident, FOX news channel immediately apologized to Prosperie and offered medical assistance and compensation, which he declined and said he was okay.
Since 2015, Fox News had not heard anything from Prosperie, but recently he filed a lawsuit against Pete Hegseth.
The lawsuit which was filed in the New York Supreme Court on 12 June alleged that Pete Hegseth, Fox News and "Fox & Friends," were negligent and careless in setting up the ax-tossing event.
Furthermore, the complaint also stated that Pete was negligent enough in his throwing of the ax. He threw the ax without any proper training, and he failed to look for pedestrians while performing such dangerous act in public.