Sheena Elise Chestnut
Sheena Elise Chestnut is the loving and supportive wife of former Navy SEAL turned politician, Eric Greitens –who currently serves as the current Missouri Governor.
Sheena’s husband officially announced he would run to become governor of Missouri on September 26, 2015 and won the election in November 2016.
Born April 10, 1974; Eric graduated from Parkway North High School in St. Louis in 1992. He attended Duke University on a scholarship and took up boxing. He graduated from Duke and received both a master’s in development studies and a Ph.D. in politics as a Rhodes Scholar from Oxford.
He then joined the United States Navy on January 20, 2001. After graduating from Officer Candidate School, Eric received orders to Basic Underwater Demolition/ SEAL Training (BUD/S), and reported for duty. He graduated with BUD/S class 237.
The former Navy SEAL who served in Iraq –married his wife Sheena in 2011 at Beacon Hill, in Spokane, Wash.
Mrs. Greitens was born Sheena Elise Chestnut, one of four children born to Dr. Janet Chestnut and Dr. Tim Chestnut of Spokane. Her father, a pulmonary, sleep medicine and critical-care physician, is a consultant for sleep medicine programs. Her mother is an oncologist for Group Health Cooperative.
Sheena Elise Chestnut attended Stanford University, where she graduated with a B.A. in political science, and Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar. She earned a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.
According to her LinkedIn, she is currently employed as an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, where she does research and teaches Missouri’s students about democracy and dictatorship, East Asian politics, and American national security and foreign policy in Asia.
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Since the couple’s 2011 marriage they have welcomed two children, sons Joshua and Jacob. Her first lady duties focus on foster care and adoption initiatives.
However things haven’t always been easy between the couple. It’s been revealed that about three years ago, Eric was unfaithful to Sheena with a hairdresser. In a statement addressing the cheating, Sheena said she has forgiven Eric and that they have been able to move on with building their family.
Eric Greitens admitted that he cheated on his wife before he was elected governor –after an interview with the ex-husband of his alleged mistress was broadcast on a local television station. During the interview the man who has yet to be identified also said, “He took a picture of my wife naked as blackmail. There is no worse person,” –in reference to the fact that Eric allegedly blindfolded his mistress during their encounter and said: “‘you’re never going to mention my name, otherwise there will be pictures of [you] everywhere.’”
According to Sheena’s statement, everything has been ‘dealt with.’ She urged media “I want the media and those who wish to peddle gossip to stay away from me and my children.”