|Birth Name:||Chirlane Irene McCray|
|Birth Place:||Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Father:||Robert Hooper McCray|
|Mother:||Katharine Clarissa Eileen|
|Spouse:||Bill de Blasio|
|Date of Birth:||29/11/1954|
|Age:||69 years old|
|Children:||Chiara de Blasio and Dante de Blasio|
Chirlane McCray was born on 29th November of 1954 in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. She is an American political figure, writer, communications professional and editor. She is best known for being the wife of Bill De Blasio.
Chirlane was born to parents Katherine Clarissa Eileen and Robert Hooper McCray. As of now, she is married to Bill De Blasio and has a daughter named Chiara de Blasio and Dante de Blasio.
Chirlane McCray’s net worth is assumed to be grand. She has managed to amass such wealth form her career as a writer, editor, and communication professional.
Chirlane McCray is an American writer, editor, communications professional and political figure. Picture source: Getty Images.
After graduating from college, Chirlane McCray moved to New York City and worked in Redbook. In 1979, she published her essay titled ‘I am a Lesbian‘ where she discussed her sexuality and preference for women before marrying a man.
Then in 1991, she entered politics and worked as a speechwriter for the New York Mayor David Dinkins.
According to PayScale, the average earning of a speechwriter is around $77,182 per year. McCray also worked for New York State Comptroller Carl McCall and for New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson. She too worked as a public affairs specialist for the New York foreign press center.
Chirlane McCray with her husband Bill de Blasio. Picture source: Daily Mail.
Bill de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray also worked for five years at Maimonides Medical Centre. She also served for Citigroup in the public relations department. She must have earned a considerable amount of money from her various endeavors. In 2015, she launched a project named ThriveNYC, a plan to provide service for the city’s mental health.
Chirlane McCray was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. Her mother Katherine Clarissa Eileen was an assembly worker at the electronics factory. And as for her father, Robert Hooper McCray was an inventory clerk at a military base.
Chirlane McCray was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. Picture source: Getty Images.
Chirlane McCray moved to Longmeadow, Massachusetts when she was ten years old. At that time, her family was only the second black family in that area. In her high school, for a time she was only the black student in her school. McCray told that she faced lots of racism and bullying during her youth which is also the part of the reason she began writing. She holds Barbadian and St Lucian descent and holds American nationality.
Talking about Chirlane McCray’s relationship status, she is married to Bill de Blasio. Chirlane McCray’s husband Bill de Blasio is an American politician and is currently serving as 109th Mayor of New York City. On 16th May of 2019, he announced his candidacy for 2020 presidential election.
Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio first met in 1991 while they both were working at New York City Hall for Mayor David Dinkins. It is reported that the couple tied their wedding knot in 1994 and honeymooned in Cuba in violation of a U.S. travel ban.
As of now, the couple is living together in Gracie Mansion which is the official residence for Mayor of New York City. Prior to that, the couple was living in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The couple is blessed with two children.
Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio along with their children. Picture source: Atlanta Black Star.
Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio are blessed with two children named Dante Wilhelm and Chiara Wilhelm. As of now, Dante is a graduate of Yale University and Chiara is also a graduate of Santa Clara University.