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one of the strongest political marriages, in the U.S history is facing some serious allegations. We are talking about the marriage of more than 50 years between Audiologist Alma Powell and former military and political figure Colin Powell.
Can you imagine a marriage of that caliber tumbling nowadays! After a computer hacker revealed some of Powell’s emails, former Secretary of State Colin Powell denied having an affair with Romanian politician and diplomat, Corina Cretu.
Can you imagine Alma, now a 75-year-old woman shock and devastation! Alma’s husband, Colin has since denied the accusations of an affair but has admitted the e-mail correspondence with Romanian Corina Cretu. You can read Colin Powell’s full statement here.
In 1962, she met her future husband, General Colin Powell, and was married the same year in Powell’s hometown of Birmingham. Even thought they tied the knot just two weeks after he proposed back in August 25, 1962, their relationship has endure and blossomed over the years. The couple met on a blind date in November 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first blind date for both of them! I guess when you know, you know huh! Powell a Harlem, New York native knew she was the one rather quick!
They have shared so much, their public appearances are countless and they have always stick for each other.
The couple have three children together; Michael Kevin Powell: Born in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, actress Linda Margaret Powell: Born in 1965 in Birmingham, Alabama and T.V producer Annemarie Powell: Born in 1970.
On a more personal note, here is a small biography on Mrs. Powell.
Alma Vivian Johnson Powell was born on October 27, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama to Mildred Elisa Bell and Robert Charles Johnson. Powell is the eldest of two daughters. She attended Pratt Elementary School and Parker High School. Powell’s father was her high school principal. She graduated in 1954 and went on to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of sixteen. In 1957, Powell graduated from Fisk University with a B.A. degree.
On the professional field we found, Powell’s first job was as a radio show host. She had a show called Lunching with Alma that featured women’s news and lunchtime listening music. One year later, Powell decided to move North to Boston, Massachusetts. There, she went to Emerson University to study pathology and audiology. Between 1958 and 1962, Powell worked for the Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing as an audiologist.
Powell traveled around the world with her husband and family as her husband rose to the rank of general in the U.S. Army. She is currently the co-chair of America’s Promise The Alliance for Youth and is the author of children’s books including America’s Promise and My Little Wagon. Alma also serves as vice chair of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and chair of the Pew Center for Civic Change.
A mother, a wife and a success of a woman has also been awarded several times including the doctorate of humane letters from Emerson College in 1996; the Pew Center for Civic Change Award in 1997; and the Washingtonian of the Year Award for 2000.
We’ll see how this unfolds, her demeanor as a respected woman and supportive, loving wife might be shattered but our guess is she’ll stayed behind her husband.