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Former U.S. congressman and banker Harold Ford Jr.’s wife has been a person of interest throughout his political career. Emily Threlkeld has her own Wall Street connections but works in the glamour industry. After reports surfaced that Morgan Stanley erroneously fired Threlkeld’s husband from his job for alleged sexual misconduct, the spotlight’s been on the couple’s relationship. Morgan Stanley has since squashed the allegations, and Ford and Threlkeld’s marriage is still going strong. We reveal more about her background in this Emily Threlkeld wiki.

Emily Threlkeld’s Family

Emily Threlkeld was born on January 2, 1981, in Naples, Florida, to Deborah Beard and Tom Threlkeld.

Tom Threlkeld worked in real estate while Deborah Beard operated a clothing store in Naples. But the couple separated, and her mom remarried Anson Beard Jr.

Emily Threlkeld’s connection to Anson Beard is noteworthy. He is a prominent Wall Street figure who was a Morgan Stanley executive. Beard is also a philanthropist, having served as a trustee of various organizations, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Emily Threlkeld’s Career

Threlkeld hoped to become a fashion designer but pursued business and marketing instead. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2003 and then moved to Manhattan to begin the next phase of her life.

At the start of her career, Threlkeld worked as a publicist for designer Nina Ricci. After that, she was the assistant to Mario Grauso, the president of the group that owned the Nina Ricci and Carolina Herrera labels. From mid-level advertising work to a fair amount of VIP dressing and event planning, Threlkeld did it all.

Emily Threlkeld rose as a trusted name in the industry in no time. And there is mention of her outstanding work and how she is “universally liked” within the business.

Emily Threlkeld and Harold Ford Jr.’s Relationship and Kids

Harold Ford Jr. and Emily Threlkeld met at a wedding in New Orleans in 2004. At the time, Ford was heavily involved in political work and touted as the Mid-South’s most eligible bachelor.

After a long courtship, the couple tied the knot on April 26, 2008, in a lavish ceremony at Miami’s Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church. The wedding was a star-studded affair with around 500 guests, including celebrities and politicians like former Vice President Al Gore and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The couple then settled in Memphis, Tennessee. But they have since relocated to New York, where they own multiple properties.

Threlkeld was known to be disinterested in politics and was virtually invisible in Ford’s political runs. However, she did mention to friends when her husband was considering running for Senate in New York.

Harold Ford Jr. and Emily Therkeld are parents to two kids. Their daughter, Georgia Walker Ford (named after Ford’s great-grandmother and Threlkeld’s mother’s maiden name), was born in December 2013 in New York City. And their son, Harold Eugene Ford III, was born in May 2015.