Kay Ivey is an American politician serving as the 54th & current governor of Alabama since 2017. Ivey has created a buzz after gay accusations. Similarly, concerns about her relationship status have strikingly hiked since then.
Therefore, we have tried to find more about who Kay Ivey’s husband is. Stick until the end to discover if she’s gay or is in a relationship today.
The Alabama governor, Kay Ivey, was first married to Ben LaRavia. They first met at university and thus started a romance.
Furthermore, the couple got engaged while they were senior at the Auburn University. Moreover, the former couple exchanged vows in 1967, the same year of their graduation, and moved to California.
Likewise, Kay started teaching at Rio Linda Senior High School in Sacramento to be closer to her ex-spouse.
Sadly Kay and Benny divorced after a few years of marriage and welcomed no kids together.
As mentioned earlier, Kay Ivey’s first marriage did not last long. Moreover, they did not welcome any kids together. After that, however, they both moved on with their lives, and Kay remarried her second husband.
Unfortunately, Kay Ivey’s second husband is very private and maintains a very secret life. However, Ivey did not birth any kids from her second marriage as well.
On the contrary, Ben, Ivey’s ex-husband, married his wife, Touzette LaRavia of Jonesville. The LaRavia couple went on to build a family with two kids, Lee LaRavia and Lauren LaRavia.
Kay Ivey’s ex-husband, Ben remarried and welcomed two kids while she remarried but divorced shortly after. Image Source: Governor Kay’s Instagram.
Sadly, the veterinary medicine and a farmer, Benny, passed away at age 54 on May 12, 1994, in his residence.
Aforementioned, Kay Ivey and her first husband, Ben, went to the same university. Thus, rumors of Kay wearing Blackface during College Skit rose back in 2018.
Thus, she apologized for the skit at Auburn University more than five decades ago and added she does not recall the incident. However, a recording of her ex-beau surfaced of her discussing the sketch with him, and later, he admitted it must be true.
Furthermore, Kay remained adamant about not recalling the skit. Additionally, even though Ben is the one on tape remembering the performance, she said she had no recollection of dressing up in overalls or blackface.
Regardless, Kay apologized for what she mentioned is obvious and apologized with genuine remorse for her participation in a skit as a senior in college.
State’s Only Gay Legislator Accused Kay of Being Gay
The growing popularity and being single did not help the Alabama governor much. She was accused of being gay back in 2018.
Furthermore, the Alabama lawmaker, Patricia Todd, the state’s only openly gay legislator, suggested that Kay Ivey is gay.
Todd commented on social media, Facebook, and Twitter. According to AL.com, she wrote, “will someone out her for God’s sake.” Likewise, Todd further revealed that she’s heard for years that she is gay and moved her girlfriend out of her house when she became Governor.
Todd concluded her comment by expressing her disgust towards closeted elected officials. As of now, the post she commented on is deleted.
However, Ivey’s campaign vehemently denied the accusation and described the allegation as a “disgusting lie.”
Similarly, the spokeswoman of the Ivey campaign further designated Todd ass a ‘paid liberal political hack.’
Likewise, she also reassured that there is no truth to the suggestion.
Also, Ivey strictly said ‘it’s false. It’s wrong.’ and went on to post a statement on Facebook and Twitter.
My Statement: pic.twitter.com/VynDmm2l6r
— Kay Ivey (@kayiveyforgov) May 16, 2018
In conclusion, Kay Ive, 76, is divorced twice and birthed no kids. However, she is still strong enough to fight the public after controversial laws and assumptions. Thus, let’s hope she finds peace till she retires.