Clare Cusack is the former wife of state senator, Michael Gianaris –who represents New York’s 12th State Senate district.
Clare’s former spouse who serves as Deputy Majority Leader was born and raised in Astoria, Queens, on April 23, 1970 –where he continues to reside.
The politician graduated summa cum laude from Fordham and received a law degree from Harvard. The Democrat was first elected to the state legislature in 2000. He also served as finance chairman of the New York State Democratic Party.
The 48-year-old is apparently single but that wasn’t always the case. Gianaris is a divorcee. Meet his ex-wife below.
#1 They tied the knot in 2006
According to their wedding announcement, the former couple met in 1997 when they were both working for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Clare Cusack and Michael then were wedded in 2006 at St. Catherine and St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Astoria, Queens.
#2 She is also a New Yorker
Clare Cusack was born 44-years-ago, on June 18, 1974 –as the daughter of James P. Cusack of South Setauket, N.Y., and the late Margaret W. Cusack. Her father was an administrative assistant at the Isabel Rooney Middle School in the Bronx. Her mother was a teacher at Eastport High School in Eastport, N.Y.
#3 She is a lawyer
Clare graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo and received a law degree from Fordham. She worked as a litigation associate in the Manhattan office of the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. According to her LinkedIn, she is currently listed as the General Counsel for New York Bankers Association.
#4 She used to teach
She was previously the coordinator, ADR & conflict resolution program and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. According to her LinkedIn, she held the job from 2011 until 2013.
#5 She is in a new relationship
The former Mrs. Gianaris is currently in a relationship with a man named, Steve Held. The two met around 7 years ago, after she asked him to watch her purse. It is unclear exactly why she and Gianaris divorced.
Check her out on Instagram here.