Debra Ann Haaland is the current United States secretary of the Interior. Haaland served as U.S. representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district from 2019 to 2021. Her district included most of Albuquerque, the most populous city in New Mexico, and its suburbs. Deb was one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress.
President Joe Biden announced in mid-December 2020 that he would nominate Haaland for secretary of the interior. Her confirmation makes Deb the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet Secretary. She was sworn in on 16th March 2021.
This piece will look at Deb Halland’s love life. The identity of her husband is unclear.
Deb struggled as she raised her daughter Somah Haaland as a single mother
Deb Haaland’s daughter Somah Haaland was born in 1994. The identity of her father is unclear.
Deb has opened up about the struggle of raising Somah as a single mother. She writes on her site that she volunteered at Somah’s pre-school so she could afford her childhood education. Deb relied on food stamps and lived paycheck-to-paycheck as she struggled to get through college. According to the site, Deb and Somah are still paying off their student loans.
Haaland gave an insight into Somah’s personal life as she celebrated the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold marriage equality. She released a statement saying:
“As the mother of a lesbian daughter, I am thrilled to know that her future is free from barriers to marry whomever she wishes. Somah came out to me as a senior in high school and since that time she has advocated for acceptance of this fundamental right. I share this victory with her. Love wins!”
Deb has opted to be secretive about her love life
It seems like Deb’s political career takes preference over her love life.
She never addresses her relationship status and is yet to reveal the identity of Somah’s father. It remains to be seen whether she will change her stance given her new position in Joe Biden’s government.