German political journalist Daniela Schadt is often refered to as the country’s first lady although her long time companion and current 11th president of the Federal Republic of Germany remains married to his wife of more than five decades Gerhild Hansi Gauck.
Daniela was born January 3, 1960 in Hanau, West Germany. She is a politics, German and French graduate from the University of Frankfurt. Upon her graduation from Frankfurt she moved to Franconia for an internship.
Her colleagues describer as:
cheerful and charming woman who can laugh heartily as liberal conservatives who “has no blinders,” as “combative and tenacious journalist”
Although 20 years his senior Schadt and Gauck first started their relationship in 2000. The current president had been separated from his wife and mother of his four children for about nine years at the time; so we can not really blame Daniela for the ending of his marriage.
In 1985 an accomplished journalist, Schadt became in charge of the politics section of Nürnberger Zeitung a German newspaper she worked for 26 years.
Just like any other good companion she has become very involved with the social activities in her country. She is seen always at Joachim’s side at events or while visiting other countries for international affairs. She even left her job at the German newspaper to fully support the love of his life who had just won the presidential elections.
Daniela has been the domestic partner of Joachim for over a decade they have been together since 2000 so she is titled his domestic partner; considering they have lived together without a legally recognized union it’s bizarre they prefer to stay like this; she has never been married before but being the partner of the president might not be just all that bad after all!
The two met each other in Nuremberg during one of his lectures as Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives.
Schadt seems to have won the hearts of the many countries she has visit along her man’s side and not to mention her fellow Germans but she can not quite get to the bottom of Joachim Gauck. Just like her predecessors she is the patronage of Müttergenesungswerk, Unicef and the Children and Youth Foundation but she is definitely taking the role of first lady in her own way.
So, you think we should start calling her Daniela Gauck?