Michael Haley is the supportive husband of former governor, Nikki Haley –whom we all know as the current US Ambassador to the United Nations.
Michael’s wife served until January this year as the governor of South Carolina, Mrs. Haley had been appointed in 2011 and was also a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives prior to her tenure as governor.
Born Nikki Nimrata Randhawa on January 20, 1972; the South Carolina native became the first Indian-American to serve in Trump’s office and was also the youngest governor during her tenure. The daughter of Sikh immigrants Nikki attended local schools and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Prior to entering politics she worked at her mother’s upscale clothing business, Exotica International, helping to make it a multimillion-dollar company.
She and husband, Michael Haley have been married for several years, meet him below.
#1 Michael Haley is an officer
Her husband is an officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard. He served as a captain in the 3-49th Agribusiness Development Team of the South Carolina National Guard. He left his full-time position in the National Guard, but continues to serve part-time.
#2 He met Nikki while attending college
The two met during her first weekend as a student at Clemson University in her home state. They got engaged in the Clemson botanical garden. The Haleys married in 1996 in both a Methodist and a Sikh ceremony.
#3 He graduated from a different school
Michael ended up graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a degree in business administration.
#4 He is a father of two kids
The couple who’s been married for over two decades, have welcomed two children, Rena, 18, and Nalin, 15.
#5 He served in Afghanistan
Michael Haley was sent on a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in 2013. His unit’s goal was to help Afghan farmers switch from growing poppies, a raw material used to make opiates, to food and textile plants.
#6 He was an active first gentleman of South Carolina
Michael is known for doing charity work for at-risk youth and is involved with the American Red Cross, the South Carolina Military Museum Foundation, and the Safe America Foundation’s First Spouses Campaign.
#7 His wife was accused of having an affair
During her first governor’s race in 2010, Haley was accused of having an affair with a former campaign advisor. She denied the allegation, and promised that she would resign if it were ever proven true.