• Emily Threlkeld is a businesswoman and former publicist, married to former US Congressman Harold Eugene Ford Jr.
• Emily's parents encouraged her to focus on her education, and she graduated from the University of Miami in 2003.
• Emily worked in public relations and later became a housewife.
• Emily and Harold have two children and have been married since 2008.
• Emily enjoys reading magazines, traveling, watching movies and spending time with her pet dog.
Who is Emily Threlkeld?
Emily was born in Naples, Florida USA, on 2 January 1981 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She’s a businesswoman and former publicist, while she’s perhaps known best for being the wife of American financial managing director, author and former US congressman Harold Eugene Ford Jr.
Early life and education
Emily was raised in Naples by her mother Deborah Beard and father Tom Threlkeld; not a lot is known about them as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that Deborah was a high school teacher, and that Tom was a college professor. It’s widely believed that Emily’s an only child, mostly because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings.
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Her parents began urging her to focus on her education at a very early age, and Emily matriculated from a local high school in 1999 as one of the best in her class. She was interested in numerous activities during her teenage years, as she enjoyed playing various sports with her peers, appeared in a couple of school plays, and also practiced dancing and singing.
She continued her education at the University of Miami in Florida, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2003.
Emily launched her career straight out of college, when she began working as a publicist for fashion designer Nina Ricci; she was also in charge of helping celebrities choose dresses for themselves.
Emily then went to work as an assistant to both Carolina Herrera and Mario Grauso, but after she gave birth to her and Harold’s first child in 2013, she chose to focus on being a housewife.
She has been running her own small company since 2021, and it’s said that it’s related to fashion.
Love life and marriage with Harold Ford Jr.
Emily was working in public relations for Carolina Herrera when she met Harold in the mid-2000s; they were together for around three years prior to exchanging vows on 26 April 2008, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members.
Emily gave birth to their daughter Georgia Walker Ford in New York City in December 2013; she was named after Harold’s great-grandmother Georgia, and Emily’s mother’s maiden name Walker.
In May 2015, Emily gave birth to their son Harold Eugene Ford III.
Neither Emily nor Harold have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, and as of May 2022, Emily’s married to Harold Ford Jr., and they have two children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Emily’s quite active on Instagram, and is today followed by close to 1,500 people, while she’s uploaded nearly 100 pictures onto the network; she has made her account private, so that one has to become her follower if s/he wants to see her pictures.
She reads fashion magazines on a daily basis, and her favorites are “Vogue” and “GQ”. She’s also into reading books, with her favorite author being Nicholas Sparks, and her favorite book “Dear John”.
Emily’s a lover of animals and has a pet dog, while her favorite animals are horses and pigeons.
She likes to travel, and has been all around the world for both work and pleasure, while her dream travel destination is Lyon, France.
Emily enjoys watching movies late at night – her favorite actor and actress are Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Equalizer”, “Flight” and “Runaway Bride”.
Age, height and net worth
Emily’s age is 41. She has long brown hair which she usually dyes blonde, her eyes are brown, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m), and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of May 2022, Emily’s net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while her husband Harold’s net worth stands at more than $3 million.
Who is her husband Harold?
Harold was born in Memphis, Tennessee USA, on 11 May 1970 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s probably known best for having served in the US House of Representatives (Democratic Party) between 1997 and 2007.
Harold was raised in Memphis alongside his brothers Isaac and Jake, by their father Harold Ford Sr. who was an American politician and member of the US House of Representatives, and their mother Dorothy Bowles Ford who was a housewife; Harold also has half-siblings Ava and Andrew from his father’s other marriage.
The family lived in the Riverside neighborhood of South Memphis, where they owned N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home. Harold studied at Double Tree Elementary School, and eventually transferred to St. Albans School for Boys, matriculating in 1988. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1992.
Straight out of college, Harold was employed by the Senate Budget Committee as a staff aide, and the following year saw him join the US Department of Commerce as a special assistant. He then returned to studying, and enrolled at the University of Michigan Law School, from which he earned his J. D. in 1996.
When his father chose not to seek a seat in Congress in 1996, Harold tried instead, and easily won the Democratic primary and the following election; he was 26 years old when he took office, becoming one of youngest members of Congress in history. Two of his notable works included voting in favor of the Gramm-Leach-Billey Act on 4 November 1999, and voting in favor of the invasion of Iraq on 10 October 2002; he was re-elected four times, and then chose not to run in 2006.
Instead, Harold tried running for the Senate that year, but lost to Republican Bob Corker. He became the chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council in January 2007, and has been a visiting professor at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service since 2010. Harold’s today a visiting professor at a couple of universities, including the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy.
He once worked at American multi-national investment bank Morgan Stanley; it was reported in 2017 that Harold was fired because he had sexually harassed an employee, but not long after this, Morgan Stanley issued a statement in which it denied these claims, stating that Harold was fired for other reasons. The magazine “The New York Times” reported in January 2018 that Harold and Morgan Stanley had settled out of court.