This lovely brunette is Jennifer Shortney; wife of former Republican Senator for the State of Oklahoma Ralph Shortey, who served two terms before resigning from his post after pleading guilty to child sex trafficking.
More recently a footage from a police’s body cam showed the married father of four with a 17-year-old boy in a motel. Since you already know about the disgraced politician, let us tell you 9 interesting facts about his wife.
1) Who is Sen. Ralph Shortey Wife? Her Background
The first thing you need to know is that Jennifer Shortey was born Jennifer Hoang Fish on October 8, 1982. According to public records on ClustrMaps, she reportedly has an Associates’s degree.
Jennifer may have also attended West Moore High School as Ralph was her high school sweetheart. Her husband is also 39 years (as of 2021) as they were both born in 1982. She has also been linked to an address in Oklahoma City where she lived with her husband Ralph Shortey.
Jennifer Fish, former Jeniffer Shortey, Bio
- Born: October 8, 1982
- Parents: Ngo Fish Hoang, 68, and David Lee Fish, 78
- Age: 39 years as of 2021
- Occupation: Not established
- Education: Associates degree
- Children: Four
- Married: May 18, 2002
- Divorced: March 1st, 2018
2) What We Know About Jennifer Shortey & Ralph Shortey Family
She is the daughter of Ngo Fish Hoang, 68, and David Lee Fish, 78. Going by her mother’s name, “Ngo Hoang,” Jennifer Shortey may be part Vietnamese.
There is not much about Ralph Shortey’s family, despite his career as an Oklahoma state senator. The Ralph Shortey Wikipedia page doesn’t have more information about his family or siblings. His archived senate profile reveals that he was born in Casper, Wyoming, and he belongs to the Rosebud Sioux Indian Tribe.
After spending his childhood in the Rosebud Indian Reservation (RIR), Ralph moved to Oklahoma City and attended various public schools. He is also a former alumnus of the Heartland Baptist Bible College.
3) Jennifer Shortey Met Ralph In High School
Jennifer was 15 when she met Ralph in 1997. They started dating not long after that. So they would have been a high school couple throughout Junior year and their Senior Year.
4) Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey Marriage to Jennifer
He popped the question in 2001, and by May 18, 2002, they were married. It’s not apparent if Jennifer knew of her husband’s misdeeds. During his sentencing hearing in September 2018, he reportedly told the court that he was living a double life.
It emerged that Ralph might have been abused when he was a child. He never met his father, and his mother was a drug addict. An investigator also told the court that demons may have followed him throughout his life.
A key feature of his campaigns was Ralph Shortey’s family values. He held strong Christian beliefs and Republican views.
5) Ralph Shortey Children
The Shortey’s had four beautiful daughters together. Three of his children are known by their names, and they include Kaitlyn, Elena, Evelyn.
Ralph displayed the image of a dedicated father before his arrest. During an oath of office ceremony in the Oklahoma Senate chamber on November 18th, 2014, Senator Ralph Shortey is pictured carrying his Infant daughter in his arms in a bid to comfort her as she was becoming restless.
6) Ralph Shortey Arrested & Scandal
On March 9th, 2017, police responded to a welfare check at Moore’s Super 8 motel. After allegedly knocking, Ralph declined to open the door, saying that he was alone.
After the police said that they would use a master key, he obliged and was found in the company of a minor, a 17-year old male whose name has never been disclosed. He had begun texting with the unnamed teen in February 2016, after meeting on social media.
On the fateful day, Ralph had lured him to the motel room. They were to exchange drugs and money for sex. The Police report noted that the room smelled of marijuana. It would later emerge in court that Mr. Shortey had suggested that he would let the teen play around with his wife as he watched. He was charged on March 16th, 2017, for soliciting sex from a minor and child trafficking charges.
Credits Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Originally Posted on AP
The Ralph Shortey underage boy scandal blew up after a video emerged of the police bodycam footage from that morning. He later resigned from his position in the state Senate.
Here is the infamous Ralph Shortey video:
Mr. Shortely was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by supervised probation for an additional ten years.
7) Jeniffer Filed for Divorce in 2018
Following the Ralph Shortey scandal, Jennifer proceeded to file for divorce, as her husband was still in jail awaiting his sentencing. The grounds for the divorce was that he was leading a double life. He created Craigslist ads with fake emails asking for illicit sex from male counterparts and even stating that “the younger, the better.”
The divorce was granted on March 1st, 2018, and both parties admitted that there was no room for reconciliation. Jennifer also got the go-ahead to change her children’s surnames, and she’s no longer known as Shortey.
8) Ralph Apologized To His Wife And Children in His Prison Sentencing
Ralph broke down during his sentencing and lamented that he had destroyed his family. He read an apology to Jennifer and his four daughters. There was another hearing for monetary restitution. He was ordered to pay $125,000 to the minor he had allegedly abused.
What prison did ralph Shortey go to?
He is currently serving his prison term at the Federal Correctional Institution, Seagoville. His sentence was handed down by Judge Timothy DeGiusti, who said that it was a tragic tragedy of his own making.
9) Ralph’s Trump Links
Details about Ralph Shortey trump ties also emerged. He was among the first people to endorse the former president and was part of Trump’s Oklahoma campaign. Allegedly, the day after police reports came out of Mr. Shortey’s involvement with a minor, he was pictured with Donald Trump Jr.
Apparently the day after Moore police report Ralph Shortey shared a Super 8 Motel room with a boy, Shortey spent time with Donald Trump Jr. pic.twitter.com/84CMjbiPla
— Steve’s OKC Central (@stevelackmeyer) March 14, 2017