Who is Ted Cruz's wife? Here's why Heidi was dragged into the disgusting trend #TedCruzHasNoBalls

It all started when Cruz quote tweeted The Daily Wire’s post about an article on ‘The Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah


                            Who is Ted Cruz's wife? Here's why Heidi was dragged into the disgusting trend #TedCruzHasNoBalls
Ted Cruz and his wife Heidi Cruz (Getty Images)

There’s no dearth of drama or controversy this election season. President Donald Trump on September 9, released an additional 20 names list of the potential nominees to the Supreme Court, including the president's rival-turned-Senate ally, Ted Cruz. People have been discussing the nominations since then. However, on September 11, Cruz was in the news because #TedCruzHasNoBalls started trending.

It all started when Cruz quote tweeted The Daily Wire’s tweet about an article on ‘The Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah. To give you some context, as reported by The Hill, on his September 8 show, Noah stated that one of the three major wildfires currently burning in California was caused by a "gender reveal party". He said, “Celebrating a baby’s genitalia is starting to feel very outdated. Like, given everything we’re learning about gender, gender reveal parties should only happen when the child is old enough to know their actual gender.”

The Daily Wire critiqued the host’s take for separating biological sex from gender and stated, “the two are inextricably connected”. So, on September 11, Cruz quote-tweeted and said, “A fair point. Many liberal males never grow balls....”



 

This was met with a barrage of tweets which also dragged his wife Heidi Cruz. Many blamed him for not standing up to Trump for the 2016 comments that POTUS had made on his wife. Soon, #TedCruzHasNoBalls was being used.

Media professional Kyle Griffin said, "Ted Cruz supported Donald Trump after Trump attacked his wife and accused his father of helping assassinate JFK." Another user had said, "This coming from a man who let @realDonaldTrump say that nasty shit to his wife?? Stay in your lane Ted. #TedCruzHasNoBalls." A user stated, "Trump called Ted Cruz's wife ugly. Trump attacked Ted Cruz's father. And he has the nerve to say "Liberals have no balls"? Ted, you lost your balls when you ran back to Trump because you needed his help to beat Beto. AFTER he insulted your family. #TedCruzHasNoBalls." One attacked him saying, "Ted Cruz didn’t stand up for his wife or father when Trump attacked them but then tried to say that libs don't have balls... funny cause #TedCruzHasNoBalls."



 



 



 



 

The incident of Trump insulting his wife that most users are referring to is from 2016 during the presidential election campaign. The two Republican nominees were going at each other in 2016 until Cruz decided to endorse Trump. When the two were standing against each other, as per USA Today. a Political Action Committee (PAC), unrelated to Cruz, published an ad using a suggestive photo of Trump’s wife, Melania, from GQ, POTUS directed his anger towards Cruz, anyway. Trump had tweeted, "Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!"



 

While what these 'beans' remained to be known, Trump had posted an image on his Twitter account, which another user had tweeted supposedly insulting the appearance of Cruz’s wife, Heidi. 



 

Who is Heidi Cruz?

She was born in San Luis Obispo, California, to Suzanne Jane, a dental hygienist, and Peter Christian Nelson, a dentist. Heidi is a managing director at Goldman Sachs. According to CBS, she has an MBA from Harvard Business School and also a Master's of European Business from the Université Libre de Bruxelles' Solvay Brussels School in Belgium. She also holds a bachelor's degree in economics and international relations from Claremont McKenna College, where she was involved with the school's College Republicans group.

According to The Sun, she was an economic policy adviser to George W Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. The couple had met during this campaign and the two got married in 2001. They have two daughters, Caroline and Catherine. According to an article in The Atlantic, In 2015, she took unpaid leave from her job as the managing director of Goldman Sachs in Houston to campaign for her husband. According to the article, after moving from Washington to Texas in 2004, she had experienced a period of depression as a result of the transition to Texas. As per the CBS report, in 2005, Cruz's depression was at a peak, when New York Times reported that a police officer in Austin found her sitting on the side of a highway, head buried in her hands.

As per CBS, as written in a Los Angeles Times profile, Cruz played a crucial role in fundraising for her husband, she had told at least one reporter that "the $10,800 contributions is my lane." According to her husband's 2013 interview with the New York Times, as stated in CBS, she supported his desire to "liquidate our entire net worth, liquid net worth, and put it into the campaign."

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