Meet Amy Rule; she is the pretty wife of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chicago’s First Lady has been by her husband’s side in the good and not so good times. Check her out!
Amy’s husband a graduate of Northwestern University and Sarah Lawrence College, has been Chicago’s 55th mayor since May 16, 2011. Before that, he was The White House Chief Of Staff under President Barack Obama; early in his career he served was a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton.
- Amy Merritt Rule was born on June 30, 1957, in New London, Conn., and is two years and five months older than her hubby Emanuel, who was born on Nov. 29, 1959.
- She graduated with a master’s in medieval art history from the University of Chicago and an art history degree from Tufts University.
- Amy and Rahm met on a blind date in 1990. According to Amy, the date was set up by a mutual friend, Antonia Contro, at the time Amy was working at the Art Institute, she subsequently worked with work for then-MayorRichard M. Daley.
- Rahm and Amy were married in 1994. David Axelrod signed the ketubah at Amy and Rahm’s ceremony. Following their wedding, Amy Rule converted to Judaism.
- They have three children; Zacharias Emanuel, Ilana Emanuel, Leah Emanuel
- Amy is a housewife and has worked with disadvantaged youth at the Art Institute of Chicago and is involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.
- The couple has a home built around three turn-of-the-century on the North Side of Chicago in the Ravenswood neighborhood. Amy likes to keep a low profile, but her works don’t go unnoticed.
“Whatever role she’ll play is one she’s going to be comfortable doing,” Emanuel said during a recent interview. “And I think you’ll see that not with a flip of the switch, but over time. Her big thing right now is volunteering in neighborhood groups and with kids. And that’s what she’s going to do. She’s not doing it for you or for the media.”