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Is Laura Kuenssberg married? Ex-BBC political editor's family life explored

Amber Peake December 21, 2021
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BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg has announced she is to step down from her role at the corporation in April. 

Following the BBC star’s career announcement, fans are curious to know more about her life away from politics while others have wondered whether Laura Kuenssberg is married. Let’s take a look…

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Is Laura Kuenssberg married?

Yes, Laura Kuenssberg is married to James Kelly, although the political editor prefers to keep their relationship away from the spotlight. 

However, Kuenssberg made a rare comment on her husband in an interview with the Radio Times while discussing her favourite pastimes away from politics. 

After noting The Philadelphia Story was one of her favourite films, the interviewer asked Laura whether she had a more romantic side. The BBC star quipped: “You’ll have to ask my husband that. And he isn’t going to be mentioned.”

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Who is Laura Kuenssberg’s husband, James Kelly?

As mentioned, Laura Kuenssberg is guarded when it comes to her personal life. However, it has previously been reported her husband, James Kelly, is a management consultant

Kelly is reportedly a University of Edinburgh alum having furthered his studies at Harvard University. Kuenssberg and Kelly live together in east London but have yet to have children. 

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Political editor’s family life explored

While Laura Kuenssberg has become known for her role at the heart of politics at the BBC, others may also be familiar with the achievements of some of her family members. 

Through her father, Scottish businessman Nick Kuenssberg, Laura is the granddaughter of Dr Ekkehard von Kuenssberg, founder and president of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 

Her maternal grandfather was Lord Roberton, who was a High Court judge in Scotland. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.