Fast Marriage Facts - Teresa and John
Married: May 26, 1995..
First Marriage: No.
Did You Know?
John and Teresa were both in their 50s when they married.
Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz Kerry: October 5, 1938 in Mozambique.
How Teresa and John Met:They had briefly met in 1990 at an Earth Day Rally. In 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, John and Teresa met again at a United Nations sponsored Earth Summit. A few months later they renewed their acquaintance at a Washington dinner party, and took a walk together to the Mall and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Their courtship began in late 1993. They announced their engagement in November, 1994.
Ages at Marriage:
Teresa: Teresa was married to her college sweetheart, Senator Henry John Heinz III in 1966. Their marriage lasted until his death in an airplane accident on April 4, 1991.
Teresa: United Nations translator as Teresa is fluent in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and her native Portuguese; philanthropist.
- Alexandra Kerry: Born in 1973.
- Vanessa Kerry: Born in 1976.
Teresa and H. John Heinz:
- John Heinz Jr: Born in 1967.
- André Heinz: Born in 1970.
- Christopher Heinz: Born in 1973.
Other homes: Ketchum, Idaho; Nantucket, Massachusetts; Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania; Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
They have a prenuptial agreement.
Teresa became an American citizen at the age of 32. If John had been elected President of the United States, Teresa would have been the second foreign born first lady.
After two operations and with a prognosis for a full recovery, Teresa Heinz Kerry (71) revealed in December 2009 she was treated for breast cancer. She began five days of target radiation in January 2010.
Quotes About the Marriage of Teresa Heinz and John Kerry:
John about Teresa's first husband, Jack Heinz: Ive never felt threatened by it. It would be cruel and insensitive if she didnt celebrate his memory. Ive told her sons, Im not there to replace anybody. Im there to be whoever I am.
Teresa on 25 years of marriage to John Heinz: "It's a beautiful time of a marriage. The things that used to rattle you and make you upset all of a sudden become endearing. And you never knew it could happen."