Emily Threlkeld is famous as Harold Ford Jr.’s wife. While she is a businesswoman and celebrity stylist, her husband is a politician, author, and pundit. The pair got married in 2008, four years after they started dating.
Now referred to as Emily Ford, she might mainly be drawn to the limelight as a result of her marriage to the former U.S. Congressman, but here are other fascinating details to know about her:
Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Emily Threlkeld
1. Emily Threlkeld was raised in Naples, Florida
It was on Jan. 2, 1981, that Emily was born in Naples, Florida where she was also brought up. Although she is often mistaken to be an Upper East Side heiress because of her mother’s marriage to the wealthy Anson Beard Jr., she revealed that it was she was not raised rich in Naples where she played paddle ball.
2. The marriage between her parents ended when she was only 2
The parents of Emily are Deborah Beard and Tom Threlkeld. While much details have not been provided on when her parents got married, it is known that in 1983 when their daughter was only two, the marriage came to an end in divorce.
In the same year, her mother married her second husband, Vin De Pasquale with whom she remained until 2003 when the marriage came to an end after 2 decades. It is not clear if Emily remained in the custody of her mother or if Tom and Deborah had equal rights on her.
After two failed marriages, her mother got married a third time to her current husband, Anson Beard Jr., whom she met at a wedding.
3. A look at her education and career
As regards her education, Emily went to the University of Miami where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in business and marketing. After her education, she started her career as a publicist for Nina Ricci, the designer. Next, she worked with Mario Grauso as his assistant. Mario was the president of the group under which Nina Ricci and Carolina Herrera labels were owned.
4. Emily Ford has worked with many celebrities in the past
The dream of Emily Threlkeld since she was a young woman, was to become a clothes designer. She did not dump this even though she studied business and marketing. Following her passion, she began working with fashion labels, as previously indicated, before she later took to styling celebrities. She has worked with some big names in entertainment, including Renée Zellweger and Jada Pinkett Smith.
5. Emily Threlkeld and Harold Ford Jr. met the same weekend that Emily’s mother met her third husband
In an interesting coincidence, on the same weekend in which her mother, Deborah Bead, met Anson Beard Jr., Emily also met Mr. Ford. That was in New Orleans sometime in 2004 and they went on to date for four years.
In 2008, Emily and Ford got married in a big ceremony at the Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church in Miami. The event was graced by more than 300 guests.
6. Emily Threlkeld’s husband was once considered a player
Before Harold Ford Jr.’s wife met and married him, the politician was seen as a player who could go after different women at a time. According to reports, he could go after a woman for days, and then he would stop all of a sudden. More so, there have been claims that he was once engaged to a black woman.
7. She is a mother
Emily Ford and Harold Ford Jr. are parents to two beautiful children. Their first child is a daughter, Georgia Walker Ford who was born on December 22, 2013, which means she is currently 9 years old. The second child of Emily is a son, Harold Eugene Ford III. He was born in 2015, which means he is now 7 years old.
The mother o two has managed to keep her children away from the public domain, and although she also has a rather demanding career, she has been able to have time for both her work and family.
8. Harold Ford Jr.’s wife is very supportive of her husband
More than anything else, Emily Ford has always been very supportive of her husband and his political aspirations. The former congressman once stated that his wife was his director of research, although she later clarified that she only helped him with research in her spare time.
In his political pursuits, Emily has also always been by her husband’s side.
In the same manner, Harold Ford has always been very supportive of his wife in her endeavors.
9. Both Emily and her husband were targeted by racists
Because he was known for always dating white women, Ford and his girlfriend at the time, Emily, were targeted by racists who called him out for dating a white woman. Emily made it known that she felt she was the target of a rather racist advert that featured a seductive blond, asking Ford to call her. However, she also revealed that she understood it was all part of political games.
10. What is Emily Threlkeld’s net worth?
As regards her fortune, Emily Threlkeld has an estimated net worth of $3 million. She made her fortune from her career and businesses. She made significant earnings from styling celebrities and even more from her line of swimsuits, Basta surf, which she co-founded.
Just as his wife, Harold Ford Jr. also has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He has made his fortune from his work as a media pundit, writings, and politics having served in Congress for 10 years from 1997-2007 when he represented Tennessee’s 9th congressional district.
Her family now lives is currently living between Memphis, Tennessee, and Manhattan, New York.