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Julia Quinn Husband: Who Is Paul Pottinger? Bio, Age, Job

Historical romance author Julia Quinn always has had fans dotting on her works. In recent times, with Bridgerton being made into a Netflix series, people have been more into her work and it has therefore given her more readers than ever. In the meantime, fans are wondering the kind of romance Julia has in her own life especially because most of her books are dedicated to her husband, Paul Pottinger, often with references to amusing alternate titles for the work.

So, who is Paul Pottinger? Find out in the rest of this writing.

Meet Bridgerton Author Julia Quinn Husband, Paul Pottinger

Julia Quinn, aka Julie Pottinger, got married to her husband Paul Pottinger in June 1988. Decades later and the two continue to have the sweetest relationship.

On 17 June 2021, as they marked their 25th wedding anniversary, Julia took to her Instagram @juliaquinnauthor to disclose how her “good doctor” husband got her this beautiful pendant necklace from Tiffany. Paul had it customized for his wife with (melted snow) from the top of Mount Everest that he brought with him when he submitted it in 2016.

Before-Bridgeton readers of Julia Quinn were probably aware that she dedicates most of her books to Dr. Paul Pottinger. Sometime in the past, when they sat together for an interview, Paul when asked to comment on the fact that Julia dedicates her books to him, had told the outlet, “I love, love, love that. I don’t know what I did to earn that so much, but as long as you keep doing it, I’ll be thrilled.”

During that same talk, the couple also shared details on how it all started. They were in college when they first met and it was love at first sight for Paul. Julia, on the other hand, had held out for a few weeks. But, things worked out anyway. Had it not been, we would not be hearing Paul say things like, “I have to tell you, when you married to a best-selling romance novelist, every day is like Valentine’s Day.”

His New York Times Bestseller wife, however, has been pretty tight-lipped about the man in her life, who inspires her to write such riveting stories of love and passion, on social media.

Together, the couple has also welcomed two children into their lives.

Paul Pottinger Age

Paul Pottinger was born in the year 1968. So, he turned 53 years old in 2021.

Paul Pottinger Job

Paul is professionally addressed as Dr. Paul Pottinger as he is an infectious disease expert at UW Medicine.

He was featured on KOMO News several times as a top expert during the COVID-19 pandemic. He works as the Director of the Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Clinic at UW Medical Center Montlake.

Is Paul Pottinger On Instagram?

Paul Pottinger did not appear to be on Instagram as of 26 March 2022. However, he was seemed to have joined Twitter @PaulPottingerMD back in November 2017. He had 1002 followers on the account where the BIO read “ID doc at the U of Washington. Abx Stewardship, General ID, ID Fellowship, Tropical Med, Med Education, Mountaineering, Social Justice. Married to Julia Quinn!”

Paul also had a low-key profile on Facebook.

Paul Pottinger Height

Though Paul Pottinger rarely shows himself on the internet, we can tell he stands below 5’11” tall.

Paul Pottinger Family

Paul Pottinger is the son of renowned American novelist and lawyer, John Stanley Pottinger.

John, if you don’t already know, graduated from Harvard University; continued his studies at Harvard and graduated with a JD from Harvard Law School; aided the campaign of Robert H. Finch for lieutenant governor of California; held significant roles as a bureaucratic appointee in the Nixon, Ford and Carter Administrations, among other things involving civil rights. He met Paul’s mom Gloria Anderson in high school. They married in 1965 and had three children together, including Paul before they divorced in 1975.

Paul’s younger brother Matt Pottinger is the former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor. He served four years in senior roles on the National Security Council staff.

Then, there is sister Kathryn Pottinger, aka Katie, of White Plains who turned 51 in 2021. She and Paul share the same birthday.

Also so you know, Paul’s father-in-law Stephen Lewis Cotler and sister-in-law Ariana Elise Cotler were killed by a drunk driver in Kaysville, Utah not long ago, on 29 June 2021.

Related FAQs

  • When Is Paul Pottinger’s Birthday?

The 30th of April marks Paul Pottinger’s birthday, making him a Taurus.

  • Where Is Paul Pottinger From?

Paul Pottinger resides in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two children.

  • How Much Is Paul Pottinger Net Worth?

Paul Pottinger reportedly held less than $5 million as his net worth as of March 2022.

Throughout his career, Paul has been honored with several accolades including the ones from Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America from recent times.

It was back in 1998 when he completed his MD from the prestigious Yale University. From 1998 through, he attended to Internal Medicine Internship & Residency at the University of Colorado; 2001 to 2002 was his Chief Medical Residency at the same university; the next four years he spent at the University of Washington, Seattle for senior fellowship.

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