Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a gorgeous actress and producer who also happens to be the political spouse of Lt. Governor, Gavin Newsom. Jen Siebel is Gavin’s second wife and mother of their four young children. Want to know more about her? Keep reading below to find out her top five facts!
Jennifer Siebel Newsom married her hunky politician hubby in 2008, since then the couple have welcomed four kids: 7-year-old Montana Tessa Newsom, 5-year-old Hunter Siebel Newsom, 3-year-old Brooklynn and last but not least, 11-month-old son, Dutch.
Her husband is currently the 49th Lt. Gov. of California. He formerly served as the Mayor of San Francisco. As a mayor, Gavin gained worldwide attention when he granted marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Prior to being named Mayor in 2003, Newsom had successful background in local government, having served as a SF Supervisor and City’s Parking and Traffic Commission president. But before he became known in government, he started 15 small businesses and created more than 1,000 jobs in the private sector.
Gavin Christopher Newsom was born October 10, 1967. He is the son of William and Tessa Newsom. The San Francisco native attended Santa Clara University on a partial baseball scholarship, graduating in 1989 with a B.A. in political science.
Gavin was previously married to Kimberly Guilfoyle. An affair with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, the wife of his former deputy chief of staff and then campaign manager, Alex Tourk led to divorce his first wife.
Then in 2006 he met current wife, Jennifer Siebel on a blind date. They were married in July 2008.
1. Siebel was born in San Francisco.
Jennifer Lynn Newsom was born June 19, 1974. She is the daughter of Ken, an investment manager (second cousin of Siebel Systems founder Tom Siebel), and Judy, co-founder of the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito.
2. She lived in Africa.
She attended Stanford University, earning a bachelor’s and postgraduate degree there. She traveled around the world, living in Africa, Europe and Latin America with Conservation International, an environmental organization that works in more than 40 countries on four continents.
3. Prior to becoming the wife of a politician, Jennifer Siebel elected to pursue a film career.
Siebel’s acting career includes taking bit parts in major motion pictures, including the Jack Nicholson-Diane Keaton romantic comedy “Something’s Gotta Give,” and leading roles in independent films, along with other television and movie appearances.
As a producer her credits include, the 2012 Oscar-Nominated documentary, The Invisible War.
4. She is the current President and CEO of the non-profit organization The Representation Project.
The Representation Project is a call-to-action campaign and media organization established to shift people’s consciousness, inspire individual and community action and ultimately, transform culture.
5. She is an internationally recognized speaker.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom has spoken at institutions including The World Bank, TEDxWomen, Google, Deutsche Bank, Charles Schwab, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Summit, Soroptimist International of the Americas Conference, Harvard University, MIT, Stanford University, The California Senate, and The National Coalition of Girls Schools.
You can find her on Twitter here.
THOSE POOR, POOR KIDS. (SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING.)