For Andrea Mitchell, NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent is an exhausting job, but she has her husband Alan Greenspan to support her, with whom she has been married for 20 years. They have set an example: ‘Age has nothing to do with love and understanding’. 

Andrea Mitchell is 20 years younger than husband Alan Greenspan

Andrea has been married to an economist, Alan Greenspan for two decades now. She was working for Reagan’s campaign when she first came in contact with Alan. Being an economist, who was then working at the Wall Street, Alan got a call from Andrea for details regarding David Stockman’s budget. 

Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan has worn a smile on their faces on their wedding day. Andrea clasping the hand of her goddaughter Lauren Hunt, as the little is looking towards her.

They two had the first meeting only after a year of a regular phone call. It was in the mid-80s when they started dating. Andrea is twenty years younger than Alan. The age gap, however, was not an issue for the two, and they got married on April 6, 1997, in a private ceremony after twelve years of courtship. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated the ceremony. Andrea’s god-daughter, then 7-year-old Lauren Hunt was also there. 

The couple recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

In 2011, Andrea was diagnosed with breast cancer. The cancer was caught early and was treated successfully. Now, at the age of 70, she looks healthy and vibrant. Her long and successful career has helped her gather an enormous net worth

It wasn’t first marriage for both Andrea and Alan

Andrea has been enjoying a blissful conjugal life with Alan Greenspan for a couple of decades. It was not always the case with her. She was married for the first time in 1970 with Gil Jackson, who worked for the company now known as GlaxoSmithKline(GSK). Jackson was also an independent film producer.

Andrea Mitchell with husband Alan Greenspan at 130th Annual Gridiron Club Dinner at Washington Renaissance Hotel

The rocky relation came to an end after five years. According to her neighbors, Jackson verbally abused Andrea. She tries to keep the details of the relationship as quiet as possible. Mitchell has not disclosed much about her first marriage in her memoir also. Shortly after the divorce, Jackson died in a battle with multiple sclerosis.

Not only for the NBC News journalist, but it’s the second marriage for Alan also. He shared a conjugal relationship with Canadian artist Joan Mitchell for less than a year in 1952. However, being together has been a life-changing decision for both for Andrea and Alan.

Jackson has two children from her previous marriage, who stayed with them while they were together. There are no details regarding the whereabouts of her kids now. After the split, Andrea Mitchell remained single until meeting her ideal man i.e. Alan.