Jean Reed is the longtime wife of Republican politician, Tom Reed -who serves as the Representative for New York’s 23rd congressional district.
Jean’s lawyer husband has taken full responsibility after being accused of misconduct. 49-year-old Reed issued a statement in which he apologizes to a former lobbyist and reveals he won’t be pursuing office in 2022.
A former mayor of his hometown of Corning, he has served in Congress since 2011 and is a co-chairman of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.
In a statement, Reed apologized to his wife and family for his indiscretion. Let’s meet his wife of many years, Jean Reed.
1. Jean Reed and her husband are college sweethearts
The two met while attending college together and have been married since 1996. The pair fell in love while Reed was studying at Alfred University back in 1993.
2. She is a mom
While there isn’t much information on Jean, it seems that the family is tight-knit.
Jean Reed is the proud mom of the couple’s two children; daughter, Autumn and son, Will.
Prior to becoming a wife and mother, Jean worked three jobs, including at Strong Memorial Hospital and waitressing.
3. She has been praised by her husband in the past
While Tom Reed’s Instagram shows his political and social agenda, he also posts pictures with his family sometimes. Other than that, Jean Reed keeps a low profile.
One of his posts is that of his wife and him on Instagram for Valentine’s day which he captioned, “Wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day, especially my wonderful wife Jean!”
Back in March 2019, Reed also took to Facebook to praise his wife posting a throwback picture with the caption, “My wife Jean is a strong and loving mother to our kids, and an amazing example of how powerful women can be. #InternationalWomensDay.”
4. She and her family reside in Corning, NY
Before her husband was a part of Congress, he was the mayor of Corning, which is the town that he was raised in and now lives with wife Jean Reed and their children. The home they live in was built by his grandfather.
The couple previously lived in Rochester, New York.
5. She’s been supportive of her husband’s struggles with alcoholism
Not only Jean Reed has been supportive of his career but has also stuck by his side through the time he struggled with alcoholism.
Over the recent incident in which he sexually harassed a former lobbyist, Tom Reed revealed it occurred during the time he had booze problems saying:
“This occurred at a time in my life in which I was struggling. Upon entering treatment in 2017, I recognized that I am powerless over alcohol. I am now approaching four years of that personal lifelong journey of recovery,” “This is in no way an excuse for anything I’ve done. Consistent with my recovery, I publicly take ownership of my past actions, offer this amends and humbly apologize again to Ms. Davis, my wife and kids, loved ones, and to all of you.”
Find Jean Reed’s husband on Instagram here.