Laureen Ann Teskey or Laureen Harper is the wife of the leader of the conservative party and current prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.
Let’s get to know more about Canada’s first lady. Laureen who’s been appointed to be more friendly than her husband in front of the cameras capturing people with her smile was previously married to Neil Fenton for three years.
The photography and journalist student ended her first marriage in 1988, the Alberta native joined the Reform party of Canada around that time. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology graduate met her future husband in 1990 and three years later they tied the knot.
The blond, smiling, elegant looking woman is nicknamed the “secret weapon” Since 2006 when her man was elected as Canada’s 22nd PM her public life became even more noticeable joining Mr. Harper at every major event even talking on behalf of her husband at times.
Her social activities also keep her pretty busy as well, she is a big supporter of several causes such as the National Arts Centre participating as honorary chair since 2005. The wife and mother of two is also a big animal lover, her own twitter feed, she declares herself as “lover of animals” It doesn’t really matter if it’s a panda bear, dogs, cats, she loves all animals.
And who would have thought under her blowout, makeup and cocktail dresses she would have an adventurous and wild side saying:
Must have items include: hiking boots, snowshoes and tents.
The 50-year-old is really down to get dirty and she doesn’t mind it at all. From her pictures we can see she is also very affectionate to her family, she enjoys kissing and hugging her husband in public. Laureen and her husband have two children; Ben born in 1996 and Rachel Harper born in 1999.
Laureen was born in 1963 in Turner Valley she is daughter of ranchers-no wonder she loves the outdoors- whom they owned an electrical company. Her parents Dennis and Barbara Teskey had two more children; Laureen is the eldest.
Before moving to Ottawa where she currently lives with her family, she used to ran a successful graphic arts business in Calgary.
Back in 2011 Laureen was in the middle of an scandal regarding her marriage and her sexuality, allegedly the wife and mother had left her home to be with another woman! The couple is still looking pretty close to me.
You can follow her on twitter here and see which animals she fosters in the official residence waiting to be adopted.