Who is Mike Pence's daughter Audrey? Here’s how a plane crash brought her and husband Daniel Tomanelli close
Pence's youngest daughter Audrey wed Daniel Tomanelli in Washington DC on November 1
Vice President Mike Pence was actively engaged in preparing for the November 3 presidential elections but that doesn't mean he did not manage to squeeze in some family time amid the hectic weeks. Reports show that his youngest daughter Audrey Pence got married at that time in a private ceremony.
Pence's youngest daughter Audrey, 26, wed her Northeastern University love, Daniel Tomanelli, 25, in a small 'Quaker marriage' at Moultrie courthouse in Washington DC on November 1. The private affair was so hush-hush that tabloids had not got the wind of it and it had just 12 guests including Vice President and Second Lady Karen Pence. The wedding came after the newlywed couple’s original 80-person Hawaiian nuptials were axed due to the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. As per reports, the couple went for a 'self-uniting style' ceremony without any interference from a third party that could officiate the wedding. As per Daily Mail their 'Quaker marriage' is a departure from Pence's evangelical Christian faith.
Audrey, shared a picture from the wedding. The adorable picture shows the newlyweds kissing with some guests near them in the November 14 post. She wrote the caption,” Thank you to these two beautiful families for joyfully coming alongside us when we decided to throw together a courthouse ceremony in 10 days. We are truly blessed.”
On the same day, she posted another picture this time a colored one showing her and Daniel intently gazing at one another while holding hands in admiration. The photo captioned as, “Married // November 1st, 2020,” shows Audrey in a short white dress and a brown overcoat while Daniel donned a Black suit. Now as Audrey has wed in a private affair, here we shed some light on her personal life.
Who is Audrey Pence?
Audrey is an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington. She has a law degree from Yale University and an International affairs graduate degree in her qualifications. The young woman met the love of her life, her husband Daniel Tomanelli in July 2015 during a studies program in the Balkans run through Northeastern University. “From the start, he had such an ease about him,” Audrey said in the New York Times. “I think within our first two conversations, it was as if we had been best friends for years.” Daniel was equally impressed and said about Aubrey, “I had admired her from afar before we met. I soon found out that she was brilliant and very beautiful, and also very adventurous.”
Audrey was in a relationship with Daniel when he was in a horrendous plane crash that killed his father in 2017 and saw him admitted in hospital himself. The deadly plane crash happened on April 24, 2017, when Daniel and his father, Joseph Tomanelli were piloting an airplane together, near the Meriden Markham Municipal Airport in Meriden. Mentioning how much Daniel cared for her despite being hospitalized at that time, Audrey said, “He’s lying there in his hospital bed, asking me if I’m getting enough sleep. He’s asking his brother to go down to the gift shop to pick up a gift for me. He was, quite frankly, being brave and strong not just for me, but for all of us during a really tough time.” Daniel too spoke about how Audrey was lovingly by his side during the painful accident. “Audrey came and lived with me in the hospital. She never left my side, and she took care of not just me but my family, and she has remained fiercely loyal to all of us.” He added, “Once we came out of that, I knew she was the girl I wanted to marry.”
The couple got engaged in February 2019 and even went on a family vacation. Daniel reportedly said, “I took her to a family vacation area in Cape Cod to give her the ring and tried to catch a romantic sunset.” Apart from her love life, Audrey who belongs to a powerful political family says she does not let politics come in between personal bonds and everyday life. “Dan and I started dating before my family stepped onto the national stage, and I think that family comes before politics every day of the week and this is certainly the case with our relationship.”
The couple planned their wedding for May 2020 in Kauai, Hawaii with up to 80 guests, but the pandemic severely affected their plans. Now after their November 1 wedding, Audrey said, “We really wanted to pull off a courthouse wedding, but the courthouses in D.C. are currently closed,” She hinted to have another celebration next summer in Hawaii.