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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris revealed how she met her husband Doug Emhoff. The couple married in 2014 after one year of dating. However, they met on a blind date, so she had nothing to go with. Thanks to the internet, Harris decided to learn more about her future husband.
So, she Googled him. Emhoff will become the first-ever Second Gentleman on Inauguration Day on Wednesday, January 20. Ahead of the festivities, the couple sat down for an exclusive interview with Jane Pauley of CBS News’ Sunday Morning. She admitted that she did some digging on him before their first date. Read on to learn more.
Kamala Harris talks about Googling husband Doug Emhoff
The 56-year-old laughed and said that she Googled Emhoff before they met on their blind date in 2013. Kamala Harris already knew his name, so it came in handy. She wanted to do her homework before having dinner with him. Harris also revealed that they were set up through a friend.
“So, yes, my best friend set us up on a blind date,” Harris explained. “And she said, ‘Just trust me. Just trust me.’ You know, she wanted me to just kind of go into it, and she said, ‘Don’t Google him.’ I did!”
Emhoff was known as a Los Angeles-based entertainment lawyer at the time. He attended a Lakers game when he decided to text Harris, who worked at California’s Attorney General at the time. The following morning, he called her. He recalled the embarrassing moment.
“I left this ridiculous voicemail, which she has saved and plays back to me on our anniversary every year,” Emhoff said. “I thought I’d never hear from her again, but ….”
Harris called Emhoff’s voicemail “adorable.” She loved that he was true to his word. She called him “authentic” and says he cares about his family and profession.
“You,” Emhoff added with a smile.
President-elect also speaks out about Capitol riots
Kamala Harris also addressed the Capitol riots that took place on Wednesday, January 6. The insurrection led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer. This came after pro-Donald Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol building.
“I was at the Capitol that morning and I was in a meeting and I was told that I should leave and I was taken to a secure location with my husband,” Harris said. “We watched in horror. It was seismic, it was an inflection moment. It was a reckoning, it was an exposure of the vulnerability of our democracy.”
On Saturday, January 16, Harris shared an emotional post on Instagram. She explained that she wanted to become a prosecutor to help people like her best friend, who she learned was “molested by her father.” Harris also addressed the importance of having Emhoff by her side as she becomes the next vice president. She revealed that it was “love at first sight” during their blind date.