Is Tim Scott married? South Carolina senator believes sex before marriage is a 'sin' despite not being a virgin
The South Carolina senator was dating back in 2013, however not much is known about his mystery girlfriend. He has not revealed if the two of them are still together or who he is currently seeing
President Joe Biden's first address before a joint session of Congress carried a lengthy list of reforms. Representing the Republican Party with a rebuttal was South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.
While some of Scott's statements received heavy backlash, specifically the one where he said "America is not a racist country," other parts of his speech saluted single parents, as he recounted how he was raised by a single mother.
Seeing that even his Twitter bio reads, "Just a South Carolinian living his mama’s American Dream," Scott, 55, portrays an image of a family man, which has netizens wondering, is Scott married?
Is Tim Scott married?
As per multiple sources online and a recent report by MEAWW, Scott is not married. However, he did express his desire to have a family, back in his 40s. In a conversation with Politico Magazine back in 2018, Scott mentioned that he's always wanted 6 children and hoped his future wife too would want kids. However, back then his focus was on caring for his mother. “As a poor kid growing up, the most important thing for me to do was take care of my mom. And until I had that accomplished, starting a new family was just not an option for me,” Scott said back then.
He went on to speak about how he was serious with his girlfriend at the time, but when the 1st District seat opened he had to pick between marriage and politics. The latter was the clear winner. Still, he expressed his hopes for a future family, saying "I think in the right time, I will meet Mrs Right, and she’ll want to have a couple kids,” he explained. “Or she ain’t Mrs Right. Right?”
In the same interview, he also shed light on his upbringing, which explained why caring for his mother was his top priority. His parents separated when Scott was 7 and he, along with his brother, Ben Jr, lived with their mother who raised them on her own. His mother, a nursing assistant worked double shifts to support her children.
However, growing up, Scott did begin to rebel, by letting his grades slack. Failing 9th grade was a turning point for him, seeing that his mother told him he would have to attend summer school and pay the $265 fee himself. "She was working all the hours in the world to keep us off of welfare," Scott said, "and I just knew I was blowing it."
Concerning his current love life, Heavy. reported that he was dating back in 2013, however not much is known about his mystery girlfriend. He has not revealed if the two of them are still together or who he is currently seeing.
He entered politics as a virgin
During the time of his first campaign in South Carolina, Scott was a proud 30-years-old virgin, seeing that he intended on staying true to his Evangelical Christian faith. As reported by the Daily Mail, he often told audiences that he had never been intimate with a woman because it was against God's word. However, his pledge of abstinence didn't last too long, seeing that after 16 years of being in the political limelight, Scott admitted, that around the time he was 46 that he was no longer a virgin.
Around the time, he also came under scrutiny for his relationship with Zee Patel, the general manager of a Charleston lingerie store called Bits of Lace. Scott and Patel went on a three-day getaway to the Cloister Beach Club on the Georgia coast as part of a junket paid for by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think-tank.
However, Scott claimed that she was a 'close family friend.' On the trip, she stayed in Scott's $876 suite, along with Scott and his mother. Although he's no longer a virgin, Scott still sticks to his ideals, having said, "At the end of the day, the Bible is very clear: abstinence until marriage. Not to do so is a sin."