FORMER US ambassador Nikki Haley and her husband Michael have been married since 1996.
The couple celebrated their marriage in two ceremonies, a Sikh ceremony, and a ceremony at St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, the Methodist church in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Nikki HaleyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Who is Nikki Haley’s husband Michael?
Ohio native Michael Haley is a commissioned officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard.
He served as the First Gentleman of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017.
In January 2012, Haley was shipped out for a year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan, as a captain in the South Carolina Army National Guard.
Nikki and her husband Michael HaleyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Michael is a commissioned officer in the South Carolina Army National GuardCredit: Getty Images – Getty
His unit served in Helmand Province as an Agribusiness Development Team helping Afghan farmers improve farming techniques and develop cash crops to replace opium poppies.
Haley met Nikki in 1989 while attending Clemson University.
The two married in September 1996, and have two children together, their son Nalin and their daughter Rena.
What did Michael say about his year-long tour of duty?
In 2016, Haley explained how difficult it was to be apart from his family while on his year-long tour of duty.
He described how he would communicate with his wife almost daily through email, “There’s a lot lost in translation. You don’t get the emotion, the humor you get in one-on-one communication on the telephone or physically being there,” he said.
He described how hearing about family activities after they happened was like “looking back in the rearview mirror at your life over the past year.”
In January 2012, Michael was shipped out for a year-long tour of duty in AfghanistanCredit: Getty Images – Getty
What did Nikki Haley say about Donald Trump?
Nikki Haley issued stunning remarked about former president Donald Trump, saying she believes he “let us down”.
“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” Haley, who served in her ambassador role under Trump, told Politico.
“He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”
Nikki explained how she has not spoken to Trump since the attack on the US Capitol on January 6.
“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” Nikki said. adding her disappointment at Trump for condemning his own vice president, Mike Pence.
Nikki blasted former president Donald Trump in an interview with PoliticoCredit: AFP or licensors
“I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”
In the days immediately following the attack, Nikki said in a speech to Republican National Committee members that Trump was “badly wrong with his words,” at his January 6 rally.
“And it wasn’t just his words. His actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history.”