Just in: Texas congressman Van Taylor abruptly dropped his re-election bid (on 2 March 2022) after admitting he had an affair with a woman who has been described as an ex-jihadist “ISIS bride”.
Republican Rep. Van, age 49, was headed for a GOP runoff with Keith Self following the 1st March’s primary election in Texas’ 3rd Congressional District when he outed among supporters that he was dropping out.
Now comes the question — ‘Wasn’t Van already married?’
Let’s find out in the rest of this writing.
Meet Anne Coolidge, Wife Of Van Taylor
After the conservative news outlet, National File revealed Van Taylor’s affair with British native Tania Joya, the widow of John Georgelas, an American who joined ISIS in 2013, Van revealed in his email his actions from a year ago have deeply hurt and pain those he loves the most in this world, his wife Anne Coolidge and their three daughters.
Van said he had an affair, it was wrong, and it was the greatest failure of his life.
So, Anne got married to Van in a small New York City ceremony on 1 May 2004. Since, they had welcomed Lauren, Helen, and Susie into their lives.
Just in May 2020, the couple had raised a toast to their 16th year of married bliss with Van writing “There’s no one I’d rather stay-at-home with. Blessed and lucky to celebrate sixteen years of marriage to this incredible woman. Happy Anniversary, Anne” on Instagram @repvantaylor.
On Instagram, Van also discussed how some 18 years ago, before he came back to Texas with all 28 of his men in good health from their deployment to Iraq, his wife sent him a letter every single day he was away.
By the look of it, Van also was a loving father to his kids. “Happy National Daughter’s Day to my three girls who inspired me to run for office and leave a better America for future generations. Proud to be a #GirlDad”, he had written next to his picture with his girls.
Are Anne Coolidge And Van Taylor Still Married?
Anne Coolidge and Van Taylor were likely still married as of the time of this writing.
Van gave away no hint of separation when he wrote “I want to apologize for the pain I have caused with my indiscretion, most of all to my wife Anne and our three daughters” in his at recent times talked email.
The Van-Joya expose was staged by GOP candidate Suzanne Harp, who was contacted by his ex Joya in hopes she could help her confront Taylor privately and persuade him to ditch his campaign and resign from Congress.
Joya, 38, claimed she and Van, a Marine vet, were very close after meeting through her work helping to reprogram extremists that she started after returning to the US from Syria. She told the Dallas Morning News that they got quickly intimate and their relationship lasted for about eight months. And from what Joya claimed they parted ways with Van agreeing to give her $5,000 (but only in one condition that she kept her mouth shut).
Joya who did not keep the promise, in her defense, said that she did not intend for the story to blow up in the way it did.
Anne Coolidge Age
Early in 2022, Anne Coolidge turned 53 years old.
Anne Coolidge Job
Anne acquires a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s in business administration from Columbia University.
As per LinkedIn, Anne is a real estate professional and her last job was as managing director at W. P. Carey. She worked there from February 1993 through May 2015.
Is Anne Coolidge On Instagram?
Anne Coolidge did not seem to be on Instagram as of 4 March 2022. She, however, had opened a profile on Facebook. But even there she rarely put her personal life on display.
Anne, who is said to be a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson and a collateral relative of Calvin Coolidge, is also rarely featured on her husband’s social media.
Anne Coolidge Parents
Susan Lane Freiberg (daughter of Albert Daniel Freiberg of Fairfield County, Connecticut) and Thomas Richards Coolidge (son of Harold Jefferson Coolidge of Washington, D.C.) are Anne Coolidge’s parents.
The news of the folks’ engagement had made it to the cover of The New York Times back in December 1964.
At the time, Anne’s mom and the prospective bride was a graduate of the Greenwich Academy and Radcliffe College, class of ’62, and was with the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs of the United Nations.
On the other hand, Anne’s dad was a graduate of Groton School. He had served as an Army lieutenant and received a degree from the Harvard Law School in 1960. And at that point, he was an associate with the New York law firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, and a member of the Harvard and Brook Clubs.
Now 88, Anne’s dad is a CEO at Jefferson Pharmaceuticals. LLC in Litchfield, Connecticut.
Where Is Anne Coolidge From?
Anne Coolidge hails in her current city of Plano, Texas from her hometown of New York, New York. She and Van raised their children in Plano near the land Van’s great-grandfather farmed during the Great Depression.
How Tall Is Anne Coolidge?
Anne Coolidge stands below 5’7” tall.
When Is Anne Coolidge’s Birthday?
Every year the 6th of January marks Anne Coolidge’s birthday making her a Capricorn.