Patricia Blagojevich is the lovely longtime wife of former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois.
Patricia’s Democrat husband was found guilty of crimes that included seeking to sell an appointment to Barack Obama’s old Senate seat and trying to shake down a children’s hospital. He was sentenced to serve 14 years in prison and destined to remain behind bars until his projected 2024 release date.
However he may soon see the light of day after president Trump commuted his sentence. Blagojevich who has served 7-years in jail, is expected to walk out of prison later Tuesday.
He and wife, Patricia Blagojevich have been married for years and she has remained by his side despite his impeachment, conviction and eventual removal from office.
#1 Her father is a former politician
Patricia Blagojevich was born Patricia Mell on April 9, 1965; the daughter of former Chicago alderman Richard Mell and his wife, Marge Mell.
Her younger sister, Deb Mell is also a politician who served in the Illinois State House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013.
#2 She went to University
Patricia who goes by Patti, studied at St. Scholastica Academy and later attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in economics.
#3 She appeared on reality TV
Patricia Blagojevich was a contestant on the NBC reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here in June 2009, this after her husband was removed as Governor of Illinois. She placed 4th in the competition.
#4 She is the former First Lady of Illinois
After her husband was elected as the governor of Illinois, Patricia Blagojevich took on her role as first lady. During that time she supported the illiteracy eradication initiatives and the Illinois Pediatric Vision Initiative.
Nowadays she works in real estate and is currently a Financial Advisor at Investment Navigation LLC.
#5 She is a mom
Patti and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters, Amy and Annie Blagojevich. Amy Margaret Blagojevich attended Northwestern University and also The University of Edinburgh.
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