Pete Hegseth, a former member of the Afghan armed forces, is Fox News Channel’s top contributor. As a regular guest host, he appears on the top-rated morning show Fox & Friends. He is also the executive director of the political advocacy group Vets For Freedom, and he wrote the highly acclaimed book “In The Arena” in 2016.
Aside from his professional life, he has an incredible personal life that most of his global supporters are unaware of. Continue reading to learn more about a well-known host and former military member!
Is Pete Hegseth Married?
In 2004, Pete married Meredith Schwarz. He has been dating Meredith Schwarz since high school. However, due to personal issues, they divorced in 2009.
After a year of divorce from Meredith Schwarz, he married his second wife, Samantha Hegseth, and exchanged wedding rings and vows. They welcomed their first child, a son named Gunner, on June 10th. Meanwhile, their second and third sons, both sons, were born in August 2012 (Bonne) and September 2015 (Rex), respectively.
Samantha filed for divorce from Pete Hegseth after seven years of marriage. She filed for divorce after learning about Pete’s relationship with Jennifer Rauchet, a Fox News producer with whom Pete worked on his show.
On October 23, 2017, the person with the username’mchooyah’ shared a photo of Pete Hegseth attending a dinner at the White House with Jennifer Rauchet, a producer on Fox and Friends, and the other two members. More intriguingly, Jennifer Rauchet gave birth to his child in 2017.
They began living together before either of their divorces was finalized, according to Mediaite. Mediaite referred to their relationship as a ‘Illicit Affair’ later on.
Pete Hegseth’s Biography: Career and Net Worth
According to wiki, Pete Hegseth was born in 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to an American family, Penelope Hegseth (mother) and Brian Hegseth (father) (father). Pete, who is of American descent, celebrates his birthday on June 6th. He stands at 6 feet 0 inches tall (1.83 m).
Hegseth grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and went to Forest Lake Area High School. In 2003, he enrolled at Princeton University for his Bachelor of Arts degree.
After graduating from Princeton University in 2003, he worked as a capital markets analyst for Bear Stearns before joining the United States Army National Guard as a reserve infantry officer. He served as a reserve infantry officer in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantryman Badge for his service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Pete Hegseth began his news career and joined Fox News Channel in 2014, where he is now a contributor. He is on Trump’s favorite list for his time at Fox News, as they were seen together at the White House dining table with former Navy Seal and Rob O’Neill, a fellow Fox News contributor.
Hegseth has achieved the pinnacle of success in the fields of news and military, amassing a total net worth of $3 million and an annual salary of $250 thousand.
After Being Struck By An Ax, A Drummer Sues Pete Hegseth!
Pete threw an ax in June 2015, striking and injuring a drummer named Jeff Prosperie of the West Point Hellcats.
During the Fox and Friends segment, Pete threw an ax that missed the wooden target and struck the drummer across the right outer elbow. Fortunately, the double-sided blade only struck the outer elbow broadside, causing significant impact and a couple of cuts.
Following the incident, FOX News apologized to Prosperie and offered medical assistance and compensation, which he declined and stated that he was fine.
Fox News had not heard from Prosperie since 2015, but he recently filed a lawsuit against Pete Hegseth.
The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court on June 12, claimed that Pete Hegseth, Fox News, and “Fox & Friends” were negligent and careless in organizing the ax-throwing event.
Furthermore, the complaint stated that Pete was negligent in his ax throwing. He threw the ax without any training, and he failed to look for pedestrians while carrying out such a dangerous act in public.