Who is Katie Hill's baby's father? Disgraced ex-congresswoman reveals she is pregnant

The scandal-hit former politician showed off her baby bump and revealed 'miracle baby' and as she says she is 'ready for next chapter'


                            Who is Katie Hill's baby's father? Disgraced ex-congresswoman reveals she is pregnant
Katie Hill (Katie Hill/Instagram) and her 'rock' Alex Thomas (@AlexThomas/Twitter)
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Two years after resigning from office under a cloud of controversy, former US Rep. Katie Hill is back in the news. This time, it's not about her throuple scandal though. The 34-year-old is currently making the news for her Vanity Fair cover in which revealed she is 21 weeks pregnant with her first child. Speaking to the magazine, Hill said the child was her path to "moving forward" and noted, "Right now, all I want is a healthy baby."

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The scandal-hit politician lost her lawsuit against The Daily Mail in April 2021 because the judge ruled her nudes "a matter of public interest." As we previously covered, she first attempted to deny her "throuple", and blamed her ex-husband Kenny Heslep for the photos. Unfortunately, that didn't work and she was forced to resign in disgrace. Nonetheless, Hill has refused to go away silently.

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In her interview with Vanity Fair, Hill has opened up about the incident, and how it has impacted her life. But, the more attention-grabbing aspect is clearly her pregnancy, revealed with a series of photos featuring not just Hill, but her partner Alex Thomas. Here's everything we know about him and how he ended up with Hill.

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Who is Alex Thomas?

Little is known about Thomas, who has kept a relatively low profile over the years. A graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Sailsbury University, Thomas is perhaps best known for his work in media and journalism. Between 2018 and 2019, he worked as Playboy's political columnist, the gig that first led him to Hill. Currently, he contributes to The Daily Dot, Hearst Magazines, and Air Mail according to his LinkedIn profile.

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Beyond his work as a journalist, Thomas is also a poet and has published numerous works over the years. But that's about all we know about him. As Vanity Fair put it, "The relationship between Hill and Thomas... was something of a sideshow to the broader scandal." While he has been there for Hill over the past couple of years, he's rarely made the headlines, until now. According to the interview, Hill met Thomas first at a Congressional softball game in June 2019. "It was just weeks after Hill left her ex-husband, and even she will joke that she saw the ensuing flirtation as a “rebound” at first," Vanity Fair wrote. But over the years, he's grown to become her "rock", having been by her side as she contemplated suicide the night her nudes leaked and the day Hill's brother died of a drug overdose. 

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In her own words, the duo is "trauma bonded". Perhaps that's why the child is so important to Hill. She dubbed the child "a miracle baby", especially because she did not plan on having a child originally. "My life is still clearly disheveled. I don’t have a clear plan," she noted, adding her battle with endometriosis made the idea of children a distant dream.

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'You still have to have that hope'

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In her interview, Hill spoke about the challenges of having a child in her condition. "You still have to have that hope that things are gonna work out. And I think I’m choosing to read it as a positive sign that I got pregnant when I wasn’t supposed to be able to and that this can be kind of that next chapter of my life." She added, "Right now, all I want is a healthy baby…. Other things would be icing on the cake."

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Hill also has a plan for her future, beyond being a parent. "I know what it takes to run for office. I know the personal sacrifice that it requires and what that would mean with a kid is very different from what it means if you don’t have a kid," she said. Hill added, "deciding to run again would be a lot harder, especially when he’s little." But, she's not set entirely on a return to politics and notes that there are other avenues to explore. 

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Any decision on running again for office will be taken only after the 2022 midterms. For now, though, Hill and Thomas have only one focus - their child.