Last Updated: November 20, 2023, 10:00 IST
Apoorva Ramaswamy, wife of the youngest GOP presidential candidate, recounted the story of how she and her husband, Vivek, met for the first first. Addressing a small audience in the US state of Ohio, Apoorva recalled a party she went to during Vivek’s law school days and her initial impression of him as the “most interesting person in the room.”
In a recently shared video on X, Apoorva described approaching Vivek and introducing herself during that party. To her surprise, Vivek walked away, but fate had other plans. Later that night, the two crossed paths again and discovered their shared interests and the fact that they were neighbors. Since that moment, they have remained inseparable.
Adding to what Apoorva said, Vivek, the 38-year-old son of Indian immigrants, stressed the importance of marriage and echoed the teachings of his parents, who instilled the belief that “who you marry matters.” Despite not growing up in economic privilege, Vivek said that their upbringing, guided by a focus on education and belief in God, formed the foundation for their family values.
The couple, now residing in the state of Ohio, is committed to providing their two sons with a similar upbringing. Vivek expressed a broader aspiration, asserting that every child in the country should have the chance to enjoy such privileges. This, he believes, is part of the example they aim to set as a family, particularly in the context of the White House.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a political newcomer and affluent millennial, is navigating a dynamic presidential campaign, reminiscent of his rapid ascent in the biotech industry. From advocating for the deportation of U.S.-born individuals to calling for an end to aid for Israel and Ukraine, he presents himself as a populist outsider with bold stances.
Ramaswamy has promised to pardon the former president if he is convicted of federal crimes, including those related to the Capitol Hill attack in 2021. He advocates deporting the American-born children of immigrants in the country illegally.
(With agency inputs)