Love Is Dead: Karine Jean-Pierre Reveals She Has Split with Partner of 10 Years
Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 1 MIN.
It seems Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner aren't the only ones who haven't been able to make it work. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has revealed in an intimate interview with Vogue that she has separated from her partner of 10 years.
As reported by Vogue in the magazine's September issue, Jean-Pierre shared custody of her nine-year-old daughter Soleil with former partner Suzanne Malveaux.
"I'm a single mom who is co-parenting this amazing kid," Jean-Pierre told Vogue. "Our number-one priority is her privacy and to make sure we create an environment that's nurturing."
Malveaux reportedly had already started the adoption process when she and Jean-Pierre were dating. After the adoption process was complete in May 2014, Jean-Pierre formally adopted Soleil a few years later.
According to Jean-Pierre, having a child was "a thousand percent" not on her to-do list. She explained that avoiding motherhood was "one of the reasons I left to do campaigns,' Jean-Pierre said. "Because it took me away from the responsibilities of home."
But now she has a full personal and professional life, and she said that she sees parenting as motivation to help build a better country.
"Everything that we do, being led by the president, is going to matter, not just today, but tomorrow and for the rest of our lives," said Jean-Pierre. "What we do is certainly going to change the trajectory of her life."
Read the complete interview at Vogue.