Andrew Yang has a touching message for his wife Evelyn on their wedding anniversary!
The couple, who first met at Columbia University, obtained a marriage license in 2010 before tying the knot on Jan. 3, 2011, according to public records.
On Thursday, Andrew took to Twitter to celebrate their ninth year as husband and wife, declaring his love for Evelyn as if they just got married.
“Happy Anniversary Evelyn! Nine years ago you officially made me the luckiest guy in the world,” the Democratic presidential candidate tweeted, including a photo from their wedding day. “You are my best friend. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Happy Anniversary Evelyn! 9 years ago you officially made me the luckiest guy in the world. You are my best friend. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. 🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/B847A0WJTN
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) January 16, 2020
Andrew, who is six years older than Evelyn, graduated from the Columbia School of Law in 1999. He was likely back on campus for an alumni-related event when he met Evelyn sometime between 2006 and 2010.
“He seemed so earnest and genuine,” Evelyn told the Washington Post last year. “I felt like he wore his heart on his sleeve, which was refreshing. I joke with him, even now, it’s like he had no game. He wasn’t trying to game it in any way, and I really love that about him.”
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The couple currently live with their two children in New York. Despite their busy schedules, they manage to find time to go on dates.
“Evelyn and I had a great date night seeing #CrazyRichAsians — hard not to enjoy. Very fun movie!” Andrew tweeted during the film’s release.
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Andrew just celebrated his 45th birthday on Monday, while Tuesday saw his absence at the 7th Democratic debate in Iowa.
Despite missing the debate, Andrew still managed to become the 4th most-tweeted candidate that night, with the Yang Gang making the case for the hashtag #AmericaNeedsYang.
— TwitterGov (@TwitterGov) January 15, 2020
Evelyn made headlines on Thursday herself after telling CNN that she had been sexually assaulted by her obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Robert Hadden, while pregnant with her first child in 2012.
“I was in the exam room, and I was dressed and ready to go. Then, at the last minute, he kind of made up an excuse. He said something about, ‘I think you might need a C-section,’ and he proceeded to grab me over to him and undress me and examine me internally, ungloved.
“I knew it was wrong. I knew I was being assaulted.”
Andrew subsequently commented on the matter, praising Evelyn for coming forward and condemning abuse on women.
“I’m extraordinarily proud of Evelyn for telling her story, and my heart breaks every time I think of what she had to experience. She is my best friend and the bravest woman I know. No one deserves to be harmed and treated the way she and countless other women have been.
“When victims of abuse come forward, they deserve our belief, support, and protection. I hope that Evelyn’s story gives strength to those who have suffered and sends a clear message that our institutions must do more to protect and respond to women.”
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I’m extraordinarily proud of Evelyn for telling her story, and my heart breaks every time I think of what she had to experience. She is my best friend and the bravest woman I know. No one deserves to be harmed and treated the way she and countless other women have been. When victims of abuse come forward, they deserve our belief, support, and protection. I hope that Evelyn’s story gives strength to those who have suffered and sends a clear message that our institutions must do more to protect and respond to women.
The Democratic candidate reiterated his feelings for Evelyn in another tweet:
“I love my wife very very much.”
I love my wife very very much.
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) January 17, 2020
Needless to say, the Yang Gang found themselves reeling over Andrew and Evelyn — who might as well be the first couple of the country, since “people are realizing we can win,” the Democratic candidate noted.
Twitter users congratulated the couple:
Congrats and this is so beautiful! 😊
— Tyrene Pamstein (@TyrenePamstein) January 16, 2020
Happy Anniversary to you & Evelyn.
We appreciate & love you both. pic.twitter.com/Xdchg6PaTL
— 21st Century Economist 🧢 (@CRDAnalytics) January 16, 2020
Just feels like yesterday, right? Anyway, what a beautiful couple. May the love of you both continue growing every single day and be an inspiration for us all. Happy anniversary!
— Meng for Yang 🧢 (@gskmeva1234) January 16, 2020
Happy 9th Anniversary! Yous are a beautiful couple🙂❤️
— Sarah🧢 (@Sarah46435200) January 16, 2020
Happy Anniversary #YangGangLove
— Tom The Connector 🙏🏼👐🏼🤙🏽 (@pcolayanggang) January 16, 2020
Meanwhile, others took notice of Andrew’s iconic tie-less look and looked forward to the couple’s presence in the White House:
Boss didn’t even wear a tie to his own wedding. Never change @AndrewYang
— Zach Graumann🧢 (@Zach_Graumann) January 16, 2020
What a legend.
That’s the kind of consistency we need in the White House!
— Luka C. (@LukaVetti) January 16, 2020
Wow!! They’re going to celebrate their 10 year anniversary before moving into the White House!
— William Lex Ham 🧢 (@WillLexHam) January 16, 2020
I’m crying. We need this in the White House.
— Kayla Perrin🖖 (@KaylaPerrin4) January 16, 2020
She will be a beautiful First Lady.
— Yang Warrior🧢🇺🇲 ( A.K.A. Many) (@trumpwarrior45) January 17, 2020