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Introducing the nation's first-ever second gentleman: Doug Emhoff, a native of the Garden State who found his lifelong running mate after a mutual friend set them up in 2013. Doug, then living in Los Angeles and working as an entertainment litigator, left Kamala a self-described "ridiculous" voicemail before their first date, which charmed the former California Attorney General.
He told CBS Sunday Morning's Jane Pauley, "I thought I'd never hear from her again," as Kamala interjected, "But it was just, it was adorable. And it was just, I mean, the thing about Doug is that he is exactly who he is. He's just fully authentic and clear about the things he cares about."
The pair exchanged vows in a Santa Barbara, Calif. courthouse, three years before Kamala was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2017. As her career evolved, Doug's support for Kamala remained constant—something that will no doubt continue once she takes office.
Likewise, the 56-year-old's next chapter holds plenty of promise. This spring he'll join Georgetown Law's faculty to teach a course titled "Entertainment Law Disputes."