Have you met Christine DeLay? She is Majority Leader of the U.S House of Representatives Tom DeLay’s wife, who as you might know was found guilty of money laundering. Who really is his wife Christine DeLay? When did they get married? Where is she from? How old is she? Any children? Keep reading to know all you need to know from her biography in our story plus don’t miss the photos and video below.
Christine DeLay’s husband is the 63 year old Republican politician from Texas who was elected House Majority Leader, a former member of the U.S House of Representatives. In 2005 he was in the middle of a legal scandal after a millionaire Russian donation to his lobbyist in order to buy DeLay’s vote on their behalf, he was also a suspect of money laundering and conspiracy after turning himself in and released after paying a bond, he was found guilty on November 24th, 2010. If the judge doesn’t grant him probation he could spend from 5 to 99 years in jail. He was seen walking out of the courthouse with his two great supporters and the two ladies in his heart his wife Christine DeLay and their daughter Danielle.
60 year old Christine Ann Furrh from Texas met her soon to be husband while at Callahan High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a beautiful and talented cheerleader who also could be seen riding in rodeos at the school, was part of their basketball, track and volleyball teams plus she was a member of the student council. After graduation from high school she attended Houston Baptist University. On August 26, 1967 they got married and five years later Christine welcomed her daughter Danielle Kay into her life.
In the early years of her husband’s political career, Christine DeLay went for long periods of sadness and shame, she was a remarkable respectful lady but the things people talked about her husband, who was at the time struggling with alcoholism and alleged affairs shattered her heart (Due to that reputation he was known as “Hot Tub Tom”) the only happiness in her life was the joy little Danielle brought each day.
By 1985 Christine saw hope into all of the suffering she had been into, she and her husband became new-born Christians, he quit drinking, no longer cheated on her after he publicly accepting he had cheated on Christine. In 1995 Christine was highly involved in charities, one of them was looking over foster children who had been abused or/and neglected, she became a great supporter and continues to work closely with the Delay Foundation for Kids. She got her husband involved in the charity, the two of them became foster parents of three children.
After ten years bringing hope to these children Christine decided to create their own foundation that they named Rio Bend. The foundation was founded in Richmond, Virginia its mission is to provide these children a home and a loving family.
Christine has been a constant supporter for her husband, she shares the joy over his achievements, even his dancing achievements like when he was asked to join the cast of Dancing With The Stars, while many were surprised, she wasn’t – she already knew her hubby was a great dancer, her own daughter Danielle is a dancer and Christine was a cheerleader, remember? Her daughterm a Texas A&M graduatem got married to Steve Jack Ferro in 1998.
Christine DeLay and her family are members of the First Baptist Church of Sugar Land where she teaches. Plus she also has her own lobbying concern company Coastal Consulting. She was the center of attention when her husband told media that Christine was not planning to vote for McCain.
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