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If you were keeping up with the presidential debates in the past, then you already know of Republican politician, Ted Cruz. But what do you know about the Ted Cruz wife, Heidi Cruz? Recently people have been searching for terms like “Ted Cruz wife,” Ted Cruz children,” and “Ted Cruz married,” in order to get more info on the woman behind the man. In order to learn more about a real-life good wife, let us act as your go-to Heidi Cruz wiki.

Early Life 

Heidi Cruz (born Heidi Suzanne Nelson) was born on august 7, 1972 in San Luis Obispo, California to parents Suzanne, a dental hygienist, and Peter, also a dentist.


During part of Heidi’s childhood, she lived with her family in Kenya, Nigeria, and Asia, where both of her parents served as missionaries and participated in giving free dental work to the locals.


Where did Heidi Cruz go to school? She attended Claremont McKenna College, was part of the Phi Beta Kappa sorority and graduated with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations in 1994. Prior to graduation, the 43-year-old studied abroad at the University of Strasbourg, in France and in 1995, she received a Masters of European Business degree from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Belgium. Heidi’s second graduate degree was an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, back in 2000.

Meeting Ted Cruz

In 2000, before becoming Heidi Cruz, Heidi worked as an economic policy advisor on the George W. Bush presidential campaign, where she met her future husband, Ted Cruz. She thought ted was brilliant and before she knew it, they became Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz after getting married in the Spring of 2001.


The Heidi and Ted Cruz family consists of not only themselves, but of Heidi and Ted Cruz’s daughters, Caroline and Catherine. Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz believe in having a live-in caretaker for their kids, so that they can work the hours they need. It’s safe to say that Heidi and Ted Cruz’s family wasn’t complete until they had their two girls.


The name Heidi Cruz is no stranger to the political world. She’s worn many professional hats and knows exactly what she wants. Her most notable and present job is being an investment manager at Goldman Sachs.

Previously, she was the economic director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council during Bush’s presidency in the White House and director of the Latin America Office at the U.S. Treasury Department.


Though she was raised as a Seventh-day Adventist like her parents, she is now a Southern Baptist like her husband. She is however, still a vegetarian due to her previous religion.


During her transition to Texas for her husband’s career, Heidi experienced a period of depression and was found by a police officer on the grassy portion of an expressway. She has since adjusted and took an unpaid leave of absence from her job, to help Ted during the presidential campaign.

Though Heidi Cruz’s net worth and Heidi Cruz’s salary are not available at the moment, it’s been reported that she and Ted put their net worth into their campaign and consider it an investment.