Monica Conyers is the longtime wife of democrat congressman, John Conyers. The two have been married for nearly three decades and are the proud parents of two sons.
Monica’s husband has been in Congress since 1965, making him the longest-serving Congressman currently in office. The representative for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District, John Conyers has been a major proponent of more than 100 pieces of critical legislation including the original Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is well known for his civil right work.
Born May 16, 1929 in Detroit, MI, congressman Conyers attended Northwestern High School and holds both his B.A. and his bachelor of law degree from Wayne State University. In 2014, Congressman Conyers was elected to his 26th consecutive term.
Most recently the 88-year-old sparked controversy for allegedly paying a staffer $27,000 to settle a wrongful dismissal complaint. Wonder what Monica Conyers’ reaction will be? Meet the congressman’s wife below.
#1 Monica Conyers has been married to John Conyers since 1990
For over two decades, Monica Conyers has been the wife of democrat John Conyers but in 2015, Monica actually filed for divorce citing a ‘breakdown’ in the marriage. Recent reports have now revealed that, that was the exact same year that her longtime husband, settled a complaint over sexual conduct.
In late 2016, the couple announced they had reconciled and renewed their vows.
#2 She is her husband’s junior by 35-years
Monica Conyers was born Monica Ann Esters on October 31, 1964. The Michigan native is currently 53-years-old while her husband, who was born in 1929 –is 88-years-old.
#3 Monica Conyers is a former councilwoman
According to the biography maintained by the Detroit Historical Society, she was elected President Pro Tempore of the Detroit City Council in 2005, then became President of the City Council in 2008.
#4 Monica Conyers was charged with conspiring to commit bribery a few years ago.
Councilwoman Conyers pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for a vote on the contract, and was sentenced to 37 months in prison.
#5 She got into a fight with another woman
In 2013, Monica made headlines again after getting into a bar fight with another woman, though Conyers claimed it was in self-defense and prosecutors did not file charges.
#6 She was fired from her last job
She later landed a job as a radio host for an AM station in Detroit, however the station later claimed that Conyers was fired for trying to book a $750-per-night hotel room on the company’s account.
#7 She is the mother of two sons
She and John Conyers are the proud parents of two sons, John III and Carl Edward.
Carl Conyers attended University of Houston and works at Law Media Group while John Conyers attended Morehouse College and New York University.