When the history of the Trump presidency is written, one name that will surely feature is that of Sean Spicer, the first person to serve as the administration’s White House official mouthpiece, otherwise known as the press secretary, from January 2017 to July 2017. Spicer was often described as being combative due to his hostility towards the press corps. Close friends and associates, however, describe him as being a super sweet, funny, and caring man. Discover more personal details about the former White House secretary, including facts you would never have known about his family, wife, and kids.
Sean Michael Spicer was born on the 23rd of September 1971 in Manhasset, New York. He is of Irish descent and belongs to the Roman Catholic faith.
Spicer grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island, and attended a local catholic boarding school known as Portsmouth Abbey. He thereafter studied government at Connecticut College, New London, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1993. Spicer’s educational pursuits did not terminate at this juncture as he went on to obtain a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, Rhode Island.
Sean Spicer commenced his career as a political aide on the campaign of several republicans in the 90s. These gigs lasted up until the new millennium when he was appointed the communications director of the house committee on government reform. Spicer also went on to serve as the communications director for the house budget committee and in 2011, he was appointed the communications director of the Republican National Committee. The Rhode Island native held this post until his elevation to the White House.
Is Sean Spicer Married? Who Is His Wife?
The former White House press secretary is married to accomplished media personality, Rebecca Claire Miller, a native of Nashville, Tennessee who was born in the year, 1971. Her father’s name is Harry Miller Jr. while her mother’s name is Sally Miller.
Rebecca Miller holds a degree in art history and studio art as well as another degree in telecommunications (from Indiana University, Bloomington). She has worked as a producer at several TV stations and has also served as an assistant director of communications at the White House during the Bush regime.
Mrs. Spicer currently works for the National Beer Wholesalers Association. She is the senior vice president (communications and public affairs) of the organization which represents the interest of over 3,000 independent beer wholesalers. There are no elaborate details as to how Spicer and his wife met. It is, however, known that they tied the knot in 2004. Their wedding combined aspects of the Episcopalian and catholic faith and took place at the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington.
While the names of Sean Spicer’s children are not publicly available, it is well public knowledge that he and his wife have two kids; a boy and a girl.
One of the fallouts of Spicer’s tenure as White House press secretary was the fact that it robbed him of family time. The political strategist has worked to correct this anomaly since his resignation and is now focused on spending quality time with his kids.
Spicer has been spotted on the weekends organizing children’s birthday parties and he has also been seen at his children’s baseball, lacrosse, and football games, as well as their dance recitals and scout meetings. On the professional side, the former White House Press Secretary has occupied himself with giving paid speeches, co-hosting a podcast, as well as attending parties, book launches and embassy events in the D.C. area.
Sean Spicer Family
Sean Spicer hails from a family of five. His father’s name is Michael William Spicer while his mother’s name is Kathryn nee Grossman. The former press secretary also has two siblings namely, sister, Shannon, and brother, Ryan. Sean Spicer was quite close to his dad who would often call him just to say I love you. The senior Spicer, unfortunately, passed away in 2016 and his son detailed the trying period in his memoir titled The Briefing: Politics, The Press and The President.
Spicer disclosed that his father had been in a poor state of health for several years but nevertheless showered his love on his kids and grandkids. He eventually passed away on the 1st of December 2016 surrounded by his family.