Our article gives you full coverage of Andrew Cuomo’s Childhood Story, Biography Facts, Family Life, Parents, Early Life, Lifestyle, Wife, Personal Life and other notable events right from when she was a child to when he became well known.

The life and rise of Andrew Cuomo. Credits: IG and CNN.
The life and rise of Andrew Cuomo. Credits: IG and CNN.

Yes, everyone knows he is Democrats’ most prominent voice in the fight against corona-virus also known as COVID-19. However, only a few consider Andrew Cuomo’s biography which we’ve prepared and is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.

Andrew Cuomo’s Childhood Story:

Andrew Mark Cuomo was born on the 6th day of December 1957 in Queens borough of New York City. The “Lov Gov” as he is nicknamed is the eldest of 5 children born to his mother Matilda, and father Mario Cuomo.

The astute American politician – who is of Italian ethnicity with Campanian and Silician family roots – grew up at Queens alongside his four younger siblings. They include Madeline, Margaret, Maria and Chris.

Andrew Cuomo grew up at his birthplace in Queens, NY- IG and WorldAtlas.
Andrew Cuomo grew up at his birthplace in Queens, NY- IG and WorldAtlas.

Growing up years:

Growing up in Queens, young Andrew Cuomo was a studious kid who spent much of his childhood understanding what law and politics meant through extensive discussions with his dad  -Mario.

Family Background:

Andrew Cuomo’s dad, Mario was a lawyer who began an earnest career buildup in politics during the late 1960s. Back then, he was a representative championing homeowners right in the Empire State. Having a well-to-do dad implies coming from an upper-class family background.

Although Andrew Cuomo was barely 10 at the time, he was old enough to chart the paths which Mario trod in his political ascension. The young lad also bore witness to how his mom Matilda did her bit in supporting his dad’s aspirations. Here comes a cute photo of Andrew Cuomo’s parents.

Meet Andrew Cuomo parents. Image Credit: Instagram.
Meet Andrew Cuomo parents. Image Credit: Instagram.

Andrew Cuomo’s Education:

It was only natural for Andrew Cuomo- in imitation of his dad – to aspire towards pursuing interests in politics and law. He kept the aspirations alive while studying at St. Gerard Majella’s and Archbishop Molloy High School in the Empire State.

The future governor went on to bring his aspirations a step closer to fruition by obtaining a BA in law from Fordham University as well as clinching a JD from Albany Law School in the year 1982.

Andrew Cuomo’s Early Career:

By the time the Love Governor was wrapping up his studies at law school, his dad was already making moves for the position of NY’s governor. Not one to miss a vital political appointment, the future governor became his dad’s campaign manager immediately after he was done with Law school.

Can you spot him strategizing with other members of his dad's campaign team? - Instagram.
Can you spot him strategizing with other members of his dad’s campaign team? – Instagram.

When Mario was eventually sworn into office as governor, Andrew was made one of his dad’s policy advisors. He went on to work at a law firm – Blutrich, Falcone & Miller. However, Andrew soon quit to champion the cause of an initiative – Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP) – which he founded in 1986.

Andrew Cuomo’s Biography – Road To Fame Story:

Thanks to Andrew’s passion for promoting House ownership especially for the less privilege, he was made the chair of New York City’s Homeless Commission and rose to the position of Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the administration of President Bill Clinton.

His official portrait as the secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.- CNN.
His official portrait as the secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.- CNN.

Having made significant strides with the HUD, Andrew had courage in convictions that he had become popular enough to give a shot for the position of New York’s governorship election during the 2002 election. Unfortunately, he withdrew from the race because his uncharitable comments about fellow contender George Pataki didn’t go well with prospective voters.

Andrew Cuomo’s Biography – Rise To Fame Story:

Years after withdrawing from the 2002 gubernatorial race, Andrew made known his intent to become New York State attorney general in 2006 and won the election against Republican nominee, Jeanine Pirro.

While Andrew was at it, he was favourite for a potential U.S. Senate appointment in 2010 but had his sights set on becoming governor of the New York. He eventually won the 2010 gubernatorial election by defeating Republican Carl Paladino.

He was sworn in as New York's governor in December 2010. Image Credit: NewYorkTimes.
He was sworn in as New York’s governor in December 2010. Image Credit: NewYorkTimes.

Fast forward to the time of writing Andrew Cuomo’s biography, he is now a third-term governor who has found favour in the eyes of Democrats and Republicans alike for his quick response to the breakout of Coronavirus pandemic also known as COVID-19 in New York.

Cuomo leads response against the virus by directing proactive measures and conducting briefings that have seen him become Democrats most prominent voice in the fight against the pandemic. The rest, as they say, is history.

Andrew Cuomo’s Relationship Life- Girlfriend, Wife and Kids:

Away from the demanding nature of his job as governor of a ‘city that never sleeps,’ Andrew has had a bit of turbulent love life. He was first husband to his girlfriend cum wife – Kerry Kennedy. They met before 1990 and went on to tie the knot on the 9th of June 1990.

Andrew and Kerry were husband and wife for just 13 years. They had three daughters together before going separate ways in 2003. The daughters include Twins Cara Ethel Kennedy-Cuomo and Mariah Matilda Kennedy-Cuomo (born 1995), and Michaela Andrea Kennedy-Cuomo (born 1997).

Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy had a 13-year marriage before splitting. Source: NewYorkTimes.
Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy had a 13-year marriage before splitting. Source: NewYorkTimes.

Moving on from his divorce, Andrew began dating Sandra Lee. They met in 2005, just two years after Andrew’s split with his ex-wife Kerry.  Sandra began living with Andrew and was his girlfriend for 14 years.

During the period, She did help raise Andrew’s daughters like they were her kids and was happy with Andrew until their amicable split in 2019. Andrew has been single ever since his last break up. The way we figure it, it would take a while before he starts prospecting for a new girlfriend as the coronavirus pandemic has made him very busy than ever.

Andrew Cuomo with his ex-girlfriend Sandra Lee and three daughters born to him from his previous marriage. Credit: People.
Andrew Cuomo with his ex-girlfriend Sandra Lee and three daughters born to him from his previous marriage. Credit: People.

Andrew Cuomo’s Family Life:

Who is Andrew Cuomo without family and what would have become of him if he wasn’t born to his industrious parents? Sit back as we bring you facts about members of Andrew Cuomo’s family life starting with his parents.

About Andrew Cuomo’s father:

Andrew Cuomo’s dad – Mario Cuomo was an attorney cum politician. He is of Italian descent and was born on June 15 1932. Mario got his first major political appointment as New York Secretary of State in 1974.

He went on to become Governor of New York for three terms before he lost his bid for the fourth term. Until Mario’s death on the 1st of January 2015, he had a close relationship with every member of his family including Andrew who credits him for being his best friend, ally and mentor.

Andrew Cuomo with his dad who doubles as his mentor, friend and ally. Attribute: CNN.
Andrew Cuomo with his dad who doubles as his mentor, friend and ally. Attribute: CNN.

About Andrew Cuomo’s Mother:

Andrew’s mom is Matilda Raffa. She is also of Italian descent and was born on September 16, 1931. Matilda did initially work as a teacher during the early years of her marriage with late husband Mario. She later quit to give her late husband political support, especially in her capacity as First  Lady.

Did you know that Andrew loves and cherishes his mom such that he has a law to her name? The law “Matilda’s Law” is a protective order against coronavirus for people of over 70 years in New York.

Andrew Cuomo having a nice time with his mother Matilda. Img: CNN.
Andrew Cuomo having a nice time with his mother Matilda. Img: CNN.

About Andrew Cuomo’s siblings:

The “Love Gov” is the most senior of 5 children born to his parents. His siblings include Margaret (a prominent radiologist), Maria (a film producer) Madeline (a lawyer) and Chris (a TV journalist with CNN).

All siblings are close and proud of one another. They work hand in hand to promote and preserve the Cuomo’s great political dynasty.

A throwback photo of Andrew Cuomo with members of his immediate family: Vogue.
A throwback photo of Andrew Cuomo with members of his immediate family: Vogue.

About Andrew Cuomo’s relatives:

Here we talk about Andrew Cuomo’s ancestry and extended family life. His paternal grandparents were Andrea Cuomo and Immaculata Giordano. On the flip side, Andrew’s maternal grandfather and grandmother were Charles Raffa and Mary Gitto.

Not much is known about the politician’s uncle’s, aunts and cousins. Neither are Andrew’s nephews and nieces known at the time of writing this bio.

Andrew Cuomo’s Personal Life:

Let’s move on to what makes Andrew Cuomo tick and the nature of his character beyond politics. Did you know that his zodiac sign is Sagittarius? he is trailblazing, idealistic, adept and working.

Behold one of the American governor's that never runs out of ideas. Credit: CNN.
Behold one of the American governor’s that never runs out of ideas. Credit: CNN.

In addition, Andrew has no problems with revealing facts about his personal and private life. The politician’s interest and hobbies include reading, fixing old muscle cars and spending good time with his family and friends.

Andrew Cuomo’s Lifestyle:

Andrew has a net worth of over $5 million at the time of writing this bio. The bulk of the politician’s wealth stems from the salaries and wages that he earns from nearly two decades of public service.

By virtue of his political connections and promotion of housing for all, Andrew can afford to live in the most expensive house in New York. Neither does he run out of official and personal cars for navigating the good roads of The Empire State.

He is a rare politician that treats himself to leisure rides in expensive cars. - Instagram.
He is a rare politician that treats himself to leisure rides in expensive cars. – Instagram.

Untold Facts:

To wrap up our Andrew Cuomo childhood story and biography here are little known or Untold facts about the politician.

Facts #1 – Religion:

Andrew Cuomo’s parents raised him as a practising Catholic. Like all true Christians, he professes faith in one true God as well as look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Sadly his ideologies sometimes don’t go well with Catholics who want him out of the church.

You can guess what law or policy that they are not pleased it. We'd say pro-abortion but is that it? Image: Fox.
You can guess what law or policy that they are not pleased it. We’d say pro-abortion but is that it? Image: Fox.

Facts #2 – Salary:

Did you know that Andrew once had an annual salary of $1? He was paid the said sum for working as one of the policy advisors for his father. We have reasons to believe that Cuomo’s dad had other means of compensating him.

Facts #3 – Trivia:

Did you know that Cuomo’s birth year 1957 was the year the Soviet Union satellite Sputnik 2 went into space with a dog on board Known as Laika?. Also, 1957 was also the year that classic movies like “12 Angry men” and “Around the world in Eighty Days” hit cinemas.

Some of the key events that made 1957 an interesting year. Attribute: Explore and IMDB.
Some of the key events that made 1957 an interesting year. Attribute: Explore and IMDB.
Full Name: Andrew Mark Cuomo
Nickname: “Love Gov”
Birthday: December 6, 1957
Age: 62 (As at May 2020)
Parents: Mario Cuomo (father) and Matilda Raffa (mother)
Siblings: Margaret (radiologist), Maria (filmmaker), Madeline (lawyer) and Chris (journalist).
CNN Brother: Chris Cuomo
Wife: Kerry Kennedy- (m. 1990; div. 2005)
Children: Twins- Cara Ethel Kennedy-Cuomo and Mariah Matilda Kennedy-Cuomo, and Michaela Andrea Kennedy-Cuomo.
Neices: Carolina Regina Cuomo, Catie Cole and Christina Cuomo Perpignano, Marianna Cuomo and Amanda Cole etc
Nephew: Mario Cuomo etc
Maternal Grandparents: Charles Raffa and Mary Raffa.
Paternal Grandparents: Andrea Cuomo and Immacolata Cuomo.
Where he Schooled: Fordham University (College) and Albany Law School.
Height: 5′ 11″
Salary as Governor:
$$280,677 (Adjusted gross income).
Net worth: $9 Million
Andrew Cuomo’s wiki

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