Who is JD Vance's wife, Usha? Author's family life explored amid Ohio Senate bid

Amber Peake July 2, 2021
Who is JD Vance's wife, Usha? Author's family life explored amid Ohio Senate bid
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Author JD Vance announced he is running for US Senate as he kicked off his campaign yesterday (Thursday 1 July) at a rally held in his home town of Middletown, Ohio. Now some are curious to know more about the new candidate’s family life, including JD Vance’s wife, Usha.

Who is JD Vance?

JD Vance is an author and writer known for his best-selling 2016 memoir Hillbilly Elegy. In his memoir, Vance shares insights into his family’s struggles growing up and how he overcame them.

Vance’s story has been adapted into a film that was released on Netflix in November 2020, which featured Amy Adams and Glenn Close.

The author, who is a Yale Law School graduate, is also a firm fixture on screen as he appears regularly on outlets such as Fox News Channel and Newsmax.

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Author announces he is running for US Senate in Ohio

JD Vance officially launched his campaign for US Senate at a rally in his home town of Middletown, Ohio, yesterday (Thursday, 1 July).

At the rally, Vance spoke of the motivation behind his candidacy as he said: “We need a new politics for a new generation.”

On his campaign website, Vance echoed this statement as he added: “(Ohio needs someone who knows what it’s like to live in a left-behind community.

“It needs someone who is not a career politician, recycling cheap establishment talking points instead of focusing on our real problems.”

Vance previously hinted at a venture into politics as he sat down with NBC’s Megyn Kelly on the Today show in 2017.

At the time, he explained: “I’m very flattered when people ask me, and you never say never, but it’s just not something I think about doing right now.”

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Who is JD Vance’s wife, Usha?

During his rally yesterday (1 July), Vance spoke about his family and community. Now some are curious to know more about his wife, Usha.

JD Vance and the then Usha Chilukuri first crossed paths during their studies at Yale Law School. After hitting it off, the couple were married in 2014, a year after Vance graduated.

They have since welcomed two sons, with Vance featuring a family snap alongside them and wife Usha in the about section on his campaign website.

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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.