In a new interview with CBS News’ Sunday Morning on Sunday (January 17), the 56-year-old Vice President-Elect admitted she Googled the 56-year-old entertainment lawyer before their first date.
“I did!” Kamala said with a laugh, while a totally shocked Doug responded, “Oh. This is a reveal!”
“So, yes, my best friend set us up on a blind date,” Kamala explained. “And she said, ‘Just trust me. Just trust me.’ You know, she wanted me to just kind of go into it, and she said, ‘Don’t Google him.’ I did!”
While looking back, Doug recalled being at a Lakers game with a friend when he first texted Kamala, before giving her a call in the morning.
“I left this ridiculous voicemail, which she has saved and plays back to me on our anniversary every year,” Doug said. “I thought I’d never hear from her again, but …”
“But it was just, it was adorable,” Kamala said. “And it was just, I mean, the thing about Doug is that he is exactly who he is. He’s just fully authentic and clear about the things he cares about. And it’s family, it’s his work …”
“You,” Doug said to Kamala with a smile.
Kamala and Doug married in 2014 one year after being set up on their blind date. Kamala is step-mom to Doug‘s kids Cole and Ella.
The couple will make history on Wednesday, January 20th when Kamala is sworn in as the first female Vice President, while Doug will be named the country’s first Second Gentleman.