Franni Bryson is the longtime wife of former funnyman turned politician and current junior Minnesota senator, Al Franken.
Franni and her husband have been together for decades, ever since her hubby began his career as a performer on Saturday Night Live. Before running for the Senate, Al spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host and has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Uzbekistan-as well as visiting Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait four times.
Al was first elected to the Senate in 2008, and re-elected in 2014, he currently sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee; the Judiciary Committee; the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Until now, there was pretty much nothing bad to say about Franken, however in the mid of a wave of outrage over sexual harassment since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October –Al seems to have something he needs to apologize for.
The US senator and former comedian issued an apology after being accused of kissing and groping Los Angeles-based news anchor, Leeann Tweeden. We wonder, what his wife of 42-yeard, Franni Bryson have to say.
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Franni Bryson was born October 8, 1951. The Portland, Maine native is the daughter of a World War II vet. Her mother was left a widow with five kids after her father’s death in a car crash.
She was a student attending Simmons College in the early 70’s when she met future husband, Al Franken at a college mixer. The two tied the knot in 1975 and since Franni Bryson has been his biggest source of support. During his campaign Franni traveled alongside her husband and when he was elected she got involved in a number of issues including reproductive health, measures to combat domestic violence and access to affordable education.
They became the parents to two now adult children, a daughter and a son.
Franni’s daughter Thomasin, attended Harvard and also graduated from the French Culinary Institute. She serves as the director at DC Prep. Franni’s and Al’s son, Joseph works in finance.
Franni Bryson is also the proud grandmother of at least two grandkids. According to one of her husband’s websites, the couple’s first grandchild, Joe, was born to Thomasin and her husband Brody in May 2013. Jacob, their second grandson, was born to Joe and his wife Stephanie in January 2016.
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