Gloria’s husband, the city of Miami’s mayor, is on a mission to transform Miami’s image from a resort city to a tech metropolis. Here is what we know about the couple:
Miami’s Mayor Francis X. Suarez is a charming and handsome figure. Since taking over from his father, he has set himself as a progressive leader by promoting Miami as the best place for tech companies to relocate.
Franci Suarez’s Wife, Gloria Fonts Suarez, has stood by his side, supporting his campaigns and performing her duties as the First Lady of Miami. She also stood by her husband’s side when he was diagnosed with Covid-19 on March 3, 2020. Here is what we know about her:
She Was Honored By Bella Magazine For The Hispanic Heritage Month
For National Hispanic Heritage Month 2020, Bella Magazine shed the spotlight on the dashing Gloria Fonts for her inspiring role as a business owner, mom, and First Lady of Miami. During the interview, she was questioned on several matters, such as being an entrepreneur and business owner. She was also asked how she celebrates her Hispanic roots as part of keeping the Latinx community alive.
“Flexibility and Creativity” are Her Secrets to doing it all
Asked about how she manages it all, Gloria Font said that flexibility and creativity were the secrets of juggling everything successfully. She often has to wear many hats but loves her family and her work. Her advice for Women in Business was never to stop learning and follow their gifts and talents. Her answers also hinted that she is religious as she believes that “God has a plan for everyone.”
How Gloria Fonts Suarez Met Her Husband
The couple has not shared the exact circumstances that led to their first meeting. On May 28th, 2021, Francis Suarez celebrated their 16th Anniversary by sharing a tweet featuring a photo taken while they were young and in love. In the message, he said that his Secret Weapon had been his beautiful wife. He also hinted that she had aged better than him.
16 years today I met the most extraordinary person I have ever met. The glue in our family. The one who gives until there is nothing less to give. My secret weapon is and has always been my beautiful wife. It helps that she has aged better than I have😂 pic.twitter.com/Spmou86fiK
— Mayor Francis Suarez (@FrancisSuarez) May 28, 2021
What Do We Know About Francis Suarez’s children?
Gloria and Frank have been married for over a decade. They are the parents of two adorable children; son 8-year-old Andrew Xavier and daughter 8-year-old Gloriana Pilar.
Before the birth of their son, the couple had attempted to have children with little success. In 2013, Gloria Fonts was pregnant, so Francis decided to cancel his mayorship bid to support his wife.
Incidentally, Francis Suarez’s wife was also pregnant when he won the Mayorship in November 2017. Gloria was later born in April 2018.
Heading home with our baby girl! We are truly grateful for all the love and support we have received. Can’t wait to continue creating a lifetime full of family memories with Gloriana Pilar. #daddysgirl💛 pic.twitter.com/HT4C5vxebX
— Mayor Francis Suarez (@FrancisSuarez) April 15, 2018
The photogenic family is always happy to snap a picture or two for their fans on social media. Xavier is reported to enjoy playing music and singing:
Happy Fathers Day to all the super dads in our community! 8 years ago today I found out I was going to become a father—today I celebrate with two beautiful children and my amazing wife! Have a great day Miami pic.twitter.com/kKQUEyXAIX
— Mayor Francis Suarez (@MiamiMayor) June 20, 2021
Gloria Fonts Suarez – Quick Facts
- Born: February 13, 1980
- Suarez’s age (as of 2021): 41 years
- Profession: Event Planner
- Current Location: Miami, Florida
- Spouse: Francis X. Suarez
- Children: Gloria (3), Andrew (8)
- Networth: $100,000 – $1 Million
- Suarez nationality: Hispanic American
Gloria Fonts Suarez Career and Business
Gloria Fonts revealed that she began working in the hospitality sector at only 19 while pursuing her degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University.
After graduating, she initially worked for Biltmore Hotel before joining Four Seasons Hotel Miami. In 2010, Gloria left to start Cymbidium Events, along with her friend Cristina Llorente.
She has an exceptional understanding of food and beverage. Her prior work as a Catering Sales manager also makes her equipped at handling service, operations, and logistics. Cymbidium remains a favorite choice for wedding planners in Miami and corporate events. She recently hinted that the pandemic had a disrupting effect on her business.
What is Gloria Fonts Suarez’s net worth?
There are no official figures about Gloria Fonts Suarez’s net worth. However, we do know that she does not earn any salary as the First Lady of Miami. The average salary of an event planner is estimated at $34,000 to $74,000 annually. Event planners tend to charge per event or hour. Experienced event planners can earn more than $100/hr.
What’s known about Gloria Fonts Suarez Family?
The only information available is that she was born to Ernesto Fonts and Gloria C. Fonts. Her parents are well over their 60s. There has been little mention of Gloria Fonts Suarez’s sister.
She Supported Francis Suarez Miami Mayorship Bid
Gloria Suarez had good things to say about a husband when he was running for mayor. She said that Francis grew up in a very politically affiliated family that always gave back to the community and was very involved. She shared that they received requests for help from individual families in the city and did their best to assist.
Francis was an overwhelmingly popular candidate, winning the seat by about 86% of the total votes.
The Couple Enjoy Each Other’s Company and Kids
Gloria Fonts Suarez loves spending time with her husband and two children. They speak Spanish at home and ensure that the children speak it while interacting with the rest of the family. The couple also tells the children stories of their grandparents and great-grandparents to reinforce their roots. She often accompanies a husband to events, only now that they have been far and few because of the ongoing pandemic.
What We Know About Francis Suarez Bio
Francis “Frank” X. Suarez served as Miami’s District 7 commissioner for 8 years. He stepped into his father’s shoes following his election win. Xavier Suarez, the first Cuban-born mayor of Miami, had previously served for three terms.
He was born on October 6, 1977, making him three years older than his wife. Suarez also pursued his undergraduate degree in Finance from Florida International University, but it’s not clear if the two met in college.
After his undergraduate studies, he proceeded to law school, the same path taken by his father. In 2004, Francis graduated from the University of Florida with a Juris Doctor. He established Edge Title Company, an attorney-led firm that provides title services to mortgage brokers, lenders, and Realtors.
Is Francis Suarez a democrat or a republican?
He belongs to the Republican Party in Florida, a state that Trump won in the 2020 Elections.
What is mayor Suarez’s net worth?
His net worth is estimated at about $1 million to $5 million. Suarez earns a salary of $176,155 with an annual expense allowance of $6,500. He recently took an additional job as the senior operating partner at DaGrosa Capital Partners LLC. It’s common for Mayors to take on additional jobs as their roles are mostly ceremonial.