|1.||Rachel Maddow||Updated 19 days ago|
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow met her girlfriend of over 17 years, Susan Mikula, in 1999. Maddow was then working on her doctoral dissertation and doing odd jobs to pay the bills. Mikula, who is an artist, had actually hired Maddow to perform yard work on her Berkshires property.
“It was love at first sight,” said Maddow in a 2011 cover interview for the Hollywood Reporter.
Fast forward to 2017, the couple are still very much in love and living together in New York City’s West Village with their English Labrador. At weekends, they spend time at their home in Western Massachusetts.
Fans have long wondered why Maddow hasn’t yet put a ring on Mikula as gay marriage has been legal in Massachusetts since 2004. But it seems the longtime lovers are in no hurry.
In her 2011 interview, Maddow also revealed that she had no immediate plans to get married. "We know a lot of people who have gotten married but I don't think we feel any urgency about it."