Let’s Get to Know This Handsome Couple
This is Tara Blake and her esteemed husband,, Dan Crenshaw. The pair married in April 2013 after being friends for some time. They met some years before at a friends house while she was working as a Dental Hygienist,, and he was serving on and off with the Navy Seals. They have been happily married since then! Let’s dive into a little bit about the solid couple.
Tara Blake Crenshaw
Tara Blake is the pretty wife of politician and ex-Navy Seal Dan Crenshaw, who is currently serving as the Representative for TX 2nd District. Born in 1983 to John Terence Blake and Nan Connelly, Blake grew up in a Navy based family with both her father and brother serving time in the US Navy. Her father retired in 2013 after 37 years in the United States Navy. Perhaps this is where her love for the Navy comes from?
Blakes education came from the University of Maryland, where she got a Bachelors Degree. However, she is not just known for being ‘Dan Crenshaw’s wife’, she has made a name for herself,, and much of her best work has come from her work as a social activist. Tara currently works on fundraising and charity projects,, including a fund with her husband Dan to raise funds for families with fallen service members.
Blake also works with various, not for profit organizations that help with suicide prevention and has run campaigns to raise money for the ‘Travis Manion Foundation’, a foundation that helps families of war veterans to build community and mould the next generation of war heroes. Both Tara and her husband Dan have volunteered for the Travis Manion Foundation for nearly ten years, highlighting their commitment to helping the communities close to their hearts.
As of 2019, Tara Blake Crenshaws net worth was said to be around $450,000.
Tara is clearly supportive of her husband’s career, the blonde has appeared on videos speaking about the experience of being in the campaign with her hubby. She can be heard raving about her husband’s many traits and even a story about their first date. She was also incredibly helpful and supportive towards Dan when he lost his eye! (more on that below).
Tara is active on Instagram and regularly posts pictures with her beloved pets and with her beloved husband.
Daniel Reed Crenshaw, or should we say Congressman Dan (see what we did there?) is a 37-year-old former Navy Seal that currently serves as a representative for Texas’ 2nd district.
From an early age, Dan knew that he wanted to be a SEAL. He graduated from Tufts University where he earned his Naval Officer Comission and was deployed to Iraq soon after. He would partake in a total of five deployments during his ten year stint with the Navy SEAL’s.
How did Dan Crenshaw lose his eye?
On his third deployment, Crenshaws life would be forever changed. Whilst on a mission in Afghanistan, he was hit with an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) blast. After this, he was evacuated and put into a medically induced coma in a nearby medical facility. Whilst there, he was told that his right eye was completely destroyed and that his left eye was severely damaged.
In spite of this, Dan remained determined, and with Tara by his side opted for a series of medical procedures and through what is perceived as a medical miracle, he regained the sight in his left eye. Incredibly, Dan would work on getting redeployed and would serve in two more deployments with the SEALs, in the Middle East in 2014, and South Korea in 2016.
According to his website, he retired in 2016 –after ten years in the SEAL Teams, leaving with two bronze stars and the Purple Heart for bravery. Crenshaw does have a glass eye in his right eye, in fact, in 2019, he showed off a new ‘Captain America’ glass eye. We feel that is appropriate for a man of Crenshaws bravery!
Crenshaws move into Politics
After retiring from the Navy, Dan would go on to get his Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. After Hurricane Harvey did untold damage to Texas in 2017, Dan and Tara would dedicate their time to helping rebuild their community.
This made both of them realize exactly what makes America so special, and Dan decided to run for office later that year. Since being elected to Congress, Dan has led issues like healthcare and energy and is a man that truly represents his peoples best interests with a loving wife by his side. He has also appeared on podcasts with Joe Rogan and Ben Shapiro, and is regularly present in the media discussing his experiences as an American hero and as a congressman.
He can be found on Twitter here
Dan Crenshaw’s New Book
Of course, we all knew that a man of Dan Crenshaws bravery would have a book release sooner or later. In 2020, he released his New York Times Bestseller ‘Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage’. Of course, Tara would help him greatly in the writing of the book and would be a prominent figure on the book tour with him. Check the link below for a signed copy!
The Fairytale Wedding
The power couple tied the knot in August 2013, after knowing each other for a couple of years, ,meeting at a friends house in Conorado, California. They would marry in a lavish ceremony in Conorado where they met some years before. Since then, the pair have been a leading example of what it means to be truly in love. Not only has Tara been Dan’s biggest supporter, she has worked tirelessly to ensure that he reached the levels of success that he currently attains.
While the pair have no children, it seems that both are happily settled and perhaps Tara may give birth to a future Navy SEAL or Congress member in the near future!
The below picture is a clear example of the love that Dan has for his beautiful wife, and proves that behind every string man is an equally strong woman. In spite of facing adversity, both Tara and Dan worked hard, prayed, and believed in one another, which is all you can ask from a partner.