New Delhi: Vivek Ramaswamy, Indian-origin US Republican presidential candidate, and his wife recently shared how they met and fell in love. Ramaswamy’s wife, Apoorva narrated their ‘Jab We Met’ story and shared that the duo first met at a college party and “he was not that interested”.
He took to X, formerly Twitter, and posted a video in which the two of them are seen narrating their love story during a campaign in Iowa. In the video, Apoorva said, “I was in my first week of med school and Vivek was a law student there. It was a party, probably, the last party I went to. I saw Vivek there and he seemed the most interesting person in the room. So, I went up and introduced myself to him.”
She further added that when Ramaswamy introduced himself, she “unfortunately” told him that she met another Vivek in medical school. “He was not that interested, he actually walked away,” Apoorva added.
Voters in Iowa want to know the story how Apoorva and I met. Here’s how. 😉
📍 Osceola, IA pic.twitter.com/N7duPToNlO
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) November 19, 2023
“Later that night, we ran into each other again. We realised how much we have in common, how much we shared, and the fact that we were neighbours. Here we are, we’ve been together ever since,” she continued.
Vivek continued by saying that his parents had always taught him that “who you marry matters,” and they would do the same for their own kids. Neither of us grew up in economic privilege,” Ramaswamy said, adding that they did not grow up in poverty either.
He continued, “But we had the ultimate privilege of having two parents in the house, instilling in us a focus on education, the belief in God – and we are trying to give our two sons that same upbringing now in Ohio. But I see no reason why every kid in this country shouldn’t at least have a chance to enjoy that privilege too, and I think that’s part of the example we want to set as a family in the White House.”
All About Apoorva Tewari
Vivek Ramaswamy’s Wife Apoorva Tewari is an assistant professor and surgeon in Ohio. Since her childhood, Tewari revealed she was extremely “nerdy” and loved science with all her heart. She obtained her MD from Yale University and is now a Surgeon. Apoorva specialises in the treatment of swallowing disorders and voice disorders of cancer survivors.
is also an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Ohio State University.
The duo have been married for quite some time now and have two children – Karthik and Arjun. With the spotlight on Ramaswamy, a lot of the attention has also gone towards his family. Apoorva recently also gave an interview with Fox News’ show “Families in Focus”.
During this show, she shared her anecdotes as a doctor, her journey with Vivek and how she has “lived on every coast of the United States” because of her profession. Ramaswamy proceeded to tweet out the interview on his official X profile where he gushed over his wife.
“Mother. Wife. Surgeon. Citizen. Future First Lady. Count me in on the Apoorva Ramaswamy Fan Club,” stated Ramaswamy.
Mother. Wife. Surgeon. Citizen. Future First Lady. Count me in on the Apoorva Ramaswamy Fan Club. 👏🏿 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/uH7aAwk9Xr
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) September 5, 2023
Vivek Ramaswamy’s Indian Connection
38-year-old Vivek Ramaswamy is a native of southwest Ohio and has his roots in India. His parents migrated to the US from Kerala. His mother was a geriatric psychiatrist and his father worked as an engineer at General Electric.
Vivek Ramaswamy, who has risen in GOP primary polls, still trails behind Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in support. The next US presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024.