They say behind every great man is a great woman, and while the famous phrase may no longer fit the beliefs and opinions of modern feminist rhetoric, its sentiments about the value of a good partner remain true. So far, that is something former US Senator, Jeff Flake appears to have been enjoying in his wife, Cheryl Flake.
In the world of politics, especially in America where family values carry a high premium, having a happy home is not just a criteria for personal happiness but also for career development and Jeff Flake was able to enjoy that as a politician, growing his career from working as director of the Goldwater Institute to becoming a one-term US Senator.
There is a lot that has been said of Jeff Flake, and in this article, we explored everything about his wife, Cheryl Flake. Read on to learn more.
Cheryl Flake’s Biography (Age)
Cheryl Flake was born on the 15th of April, 1965, somewhere in Arizona. She was named Cheryl Lanae by her parents and she is believed to have been raised in a middle-class family, along with her siblings.
Following the completion of her basic education, Cheryl Flake attended Brigham Young University where she earned her bachelor’s degree and met her future husband, Jeff Flake. She graduated from the school in 1985.
Since graduation, Cheryl Flake, who got married to Jeff shortly after graduation isn’t known to have had a professional career, with Cheryl, instead, she committed herself to take on the job of taking care of their home. As part of her support for her husband, she has appeared at various events alongside her husband, joined the campaign trail and has helped in maintaining the Flake family image as a happy American family.
Her husband, on the other hand, has had a long career working in both the private and public sector. Following his graduation, he worked as an Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute, served in the US House of Representatives for 12 years and in the US Senate for six years. He also works as a contributor for CBS News.
Cheryl Flake isn’t known to have had an extensive professional career but she has been able to live a more than comfortable life with her husband, Jeff. As a result, her exact net worth is unknown, although she is believed to be worth somewhere in six figures. Her husband, Jeff Flake, on the other hand, having spent decades in public service, along with his background in the private sector, has been able to accrue a personal net worth of $500 thousand.
The family is also known to have made considerable investments in real estate that has earned them a significant amount of wealth.
Her Relationship with Jeff Flake
Like most US politicians, Cheryl Flake met her husband back when they were in college and began a relationship that lasted beyond the wild hormonal world of college life. Following their graduation from Brigham Young University, Cheryl and Jake got married in 1985 after a few months in their post-graduation life. Since they got married, they have given birth and raised five children, a daughter, Alexis and four sons, Tanner, Austin, Dallin, and Ryan.
The family lived relatively without scandal and often outside of media attention until 2015 when her son, Tanner, made racial comments on his social media account. The comments, rightly, drew the ire of members of the public and Cheryl’s husband, Jeff, made a public apology on his behalf which was also followed by another by Tanner himself.
Cheryl Flake’s life with Jeff Flake has also expanded beyond their nuclear family and they have become grandparents, achieving the feat in 2013 through their daughter, Alexis. They have since welcomed another grandchild through their son, Ryan.
Other Facts About Cheryl Flake
- Cheryl Flake and her husband Jeff Flake live in their home in Mesa, Arizona.
- Her husband is a member of the Mormon church and so is she. Cheryl Flake is a Mormon/Church of the Latter-Day Saints and they both attended the church’s university, Brigham Young University.
- Cheryl Flake enjoys coking and has been able to create a cookbook from years of various efforts in the kitchen. She can be seen posting various pictures of her efforts on Instagram.
- Her husband’s uncle, Jake Flake is also a politician who served in public office for three years between January 2005 and June 2008. He died while he was in office.