Heidi Cruz, wife of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, had her life fairly well planned out before she met her husband — none of which included being married to a U.S. senator — but now that he’s hoping to win a second term, Heidi is preparing herself for another six years with an absentee husband, her own 70-hour work weeks, and apparently still no second home to show for it.
> Another term in the Senate means six more years her husband won’t live at home. It means more family conversations about why Dad can’t make it to school on Wednesday for the meet and greet with Caroline’s new teachers. It means Heidi is working 70-hour weeks not only because she wants to, but also because she has to.
> “I really feel mission-driven on what he’s accomplishing,” she clarified. But “it does take some supportiveness, you know. Six to seven years in it, with me being the primary breadwinner—it’s like, ‘Uh, yeah, this is when people say thank you. I’ll now take that appreciation.’” She laughed. “Yeah, we’re seven years into this, and we’re not buying a second home anytime soon.”