Inside the marriage of Kellyanne and George Conway, who Ann Coulter introduced, are now worth $39 million, and are increasingly at odds over Trump

Kellyanne and George Conaway have been married for 17 years, have four kids together, and have rose to prominence on the national political stage.

And according to a lengthy feature in the Washington Post, their relationship is under more stress than ever.

Kellyanne, who ran President Donald Trump’s campaign and now serves as his counselor, is one of Trump’s fiercest and most vocal supporters. While George supported Trump at first, he now publicly trolls the president on Twitter.

Here is an inside look at one of the most interesting marriages in Washington.


After spotting the DC pollster Kellyanne Fitzpatrick on the cover of a magazine in the late 1990s, George called his friend Ann Coulter to introduce him to her.

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Ann Coulter.
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After Coulter introduced the two, Kellyanne and George began spending time together in The Hamptons and at baseball games. Kellyanne once said, “I find that his near-constant presence doesn’t annoy me.”

Source: Washington Post


The two were married in 2001 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. It was reportedly a “decadent affair” — the cake was so big it had to be cut into pieces so it could fit in the door.

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The procession enters the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for the installation ceremony of Archbishop of Philadelphia Justin Rigali October 7, 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rigali, the eighth archbishop of Philadelphia, who will oversee 1.5 million Catholics in the Philadelphia area, will be elevated to Cardinal October 21.
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“It was the biggest, fanciest wedding I’ve ever been to in my entire life,” a guest recalled to The Post. “All seven of the members of the right-wing conspiracy were there. The rest were just Republicans.”

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That guest was referring to George’s alleged role in fanning the flames of former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, which former first lady Hillary Clinton once called a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”

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The newlyweds moved into an apartment at Trump World Tower in Manhattan. It was here where Kellyanne and George met Trump.

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George argued against taking Trump’s name off the building, and the real estate developer called to thank George for what he did, offering him a spot on the condo board.

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George declined the offer, but Kellyanne volunteered for the position. “My laziness led her to meet Donald Trump,” George said.

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But George now says that he regrets introducing Kellyanne to Trump. “Knowing what I know now, I would have said no, and never mentioned it when I got home,” George told The Post.

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The years that followed living in Alpine, New Jersey were quieter. Kellyanne and George raised their four children: a set of twins named George IV and Claudia, Charlotte, and Vanessa.

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While Kellyanne’s polling work had her in both New York and Washington, DC, George worked in New York as a litigation partner at the firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz.

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Kellyanne worked with Newt Gingrich early in her career.
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Source: Washington Post, Star Ledger, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


Between their two jobs, the Conways have done well financially. When she joined the Trump administration, they disclosed assets worth up to $39.3 million.

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Kellyanne Conway is seen in New York City outside Trump Towers.
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Kellyanne joined Trump’s team in July 2016. She would later become the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign.


Kellyanne made occasional TV appearances through her polling work, but it was nothing like when she began working for Trump. George even hired security to keep the family safe.

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“I remember going on Google after she was announced as campaign manager and seeing her name was the most-searched term in the country,” George told The Post. “I knew right then our lives would never be quite the same.”

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Kellyanne and George would watch the “Saturday Night Live” impressions and found them to be funny until they started to seem mean.

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Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway on SNL.
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When the networks called the election for Trump, George began to cry and say to everyone at the Midtown Manhattan Hilton about Kellyanne: “She did it! She did it! She made history.”

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President-elect Donald Trump
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“I couldn’t have done this without him,” Kellyanne said of George taking care of the while she was on the road campaigning.

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks at the Values Voter Summit of the Family Research Council in Washington.
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After Kellyanne moved down to DC, George and the kids joined her after the school year finished. Their 15,000-square-foot home near Embassy Row reportedly cost almost $8 million.

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Sources: Town and Country, Washington Post


George was reportedly under consideration by Trump to either run the Justice Department’s civil division or serve as US Solicitor General. But he withdrew his name from consideration to stay in the private sector.

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George attends the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017.
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Source: Washington Post, Cosmopolitan


George reportedly turned down the offer after Trump fired FBI director James Comey and the special counsel’s investigation of Russia’s interference in US elections gained traction.

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James Comey testifies in Washington DC in 2016.
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Sources: Washington Post, Business Insider


According to his friends, George did not want to be a part of a Justice Department that found itself targeted by the president.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Since arriving to Washington, George has not been afraid to take shots at Kellyanne’s boss on Trump’s favorite social media platform.

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When Trump vented about the striking down of his travel ban in June 2017, Conway criticized Trump’s approach by suggesting that Trump’s tweets would ultimately hurt the president’s case.

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“This is flabbergasting,” Conway said in March in response to a report that Trump discussed pardoning former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the Russia probe.

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In a now-deleted tweet in March, George described Trump’s string of hirings and firings at the White House as “absurd”, and in another tweet, described Trump’s statements as “false and misleading.”

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When Trump said in April that attorney-client privilege was dead, Conway responded on Twitter with a section of a Justice Department manual listing guidelines for executing proper searches of potentially privileged material.

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Kellyanne told The Post she thought George’s tweets were “disrespectful.” “It’s a violation of basic decency, certainly, if not marital vows.”

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Kellyanne tried to be quoted about her husband as “a person familiar with their relationship”, but the reporter refused because she was already on the record for the interview.

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Kellyanne Conway.
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In June, George wrote a column for Lawfare defending the special counsel Robert Mueller and his authority in the Russia investigation.

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Robert Mueller.
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In an interview last month, George said he gives Kellyanne a harder time about working for Trump than anyone else. He also said that “it’s just endless selfies” when people approach them out in public.

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Kellyanne Conway poses for a selfie with supporters after Melania Trump, wife to the Republican Presidential nominee, delivered a speech at Main Line Sports in Berwyn, Pennsylvania November 3, 2016
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Kellyanne embraces her popularity. “Nobody knows who I am because of my husband,” she told The Post. “People know of my husband because of me.”

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But the two are increasingly at odds over Kellyanne’s boss. “If there’s an issue, it’s because she’s in that job, for that man,” George told the Post.

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Kellyanne suggested to The Post that she feels torn between the two of them. “I feel there’s a part of him that thinks I chose Donald Trump over him. Which is ridiculous. One is my work and one is my marriage.”

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Kellyanne Conway and President Donald Trump
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“I’m just saddened by how things turned out,” George told The Post.

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Conway deplanes as she arrives with Trump aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
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Can one of the most interesting couples in Washington weather this storm? They’ve been together 17 years, so only time will tell.