Edward Joseph Snowden is a name that is widely known in the world of cybersecurity and intelligence. He is an ex-computer intelligence consultant and a former subcontractor who became a whistleblower by leaking confidential information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013. Through his disclosures, he exposed multiple global surveillance programs, most of which were run by the NSA and the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, in collaboration with European governments and telecommunication companies. These disclosures triggered a widespread conversation about the balance between individual privacy and national security.
However, little is known about his personal life, including his wife, Lindsay Mills. In this article, we will delve into the life of Lindsay Mills, her background, her relationship with Snowden, and her life in Moscow with her husband.
All About Edward Snowden’s Wife Lindsay Mills
Lindsay Mills was born on February 20, 1985, in Laurel, Maryland. She attended Laurel High School and later studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art. After completing her studies, she pursued a career as a dancer and acrobat. Mills was highly active in new media publishing, including social media, blogging, and video sharing. She kept a blog in which she posted pictures of herself posing and performing, along with stories of her athletic and pole-dancing feats.
Mills has a history of being highly active in new media publishing, including social media, blogging, and video sharing. Her blog is a mixture of chatty accounts of her days in Hawaii, stories of her athletic and pole-dancing feats, descriptions of fun evenings with friends, and declarations of girl power.
All About Mills And Snowden’s Relationship
Mills and Snowden’s relationship goes back to at least 2009 when they lived together in Baltimore. They later moved to Japan and then to Hawaii. Snowden left Hawaii for Hong Kong in May 2013, telling Mills that he was going on a business trip. However, he was actually going to meet with journalists to share classified information about the NSA’s surveillance programs.
Mills became a part of the story when agents from the NSA searched her home in June 2013 seeking Snowden. The same day, The Guardian published a story revealing Snowden’s disclosures. Mills wrote on her blog the next day, “I’ll be refraining from blog posts for awhile” and deleted all posts within a day.
After leaving Hong Kong, Snowden made his way to Moscow, where he sought asylum. Mills left the United States to join him in Moscow around October 2014. The couple got married in 2017. Snowden has since lived in exile in Moscow, unable to return to the United States for fear of arrest and prosecution.
Mills’s blog and social media presence have been described as vivid, and she has been criticized by some for her use of sexy pictures. However, Snowden has defended her, saying that the media’s portrayal of her is unfair. Mills’s character has a prominent place in the 2016 movie Snowden, with actress Shailene Woodley playing her role. Woodley based her performance on information from Mills’s blog and social media posts.
In 2020, Mills and Snowden welcomed their first child, a son. Mills often posts pictures of their family on her social media. In 2022, they had their second son.
In 2018, Snowden revealed that he and Mills live separately due to concerns for her safety. He said, “I have to lay my head down in Moscow on a pillow at night, but I live on the internet and every other city in the world.” However, Mills often posts pictures of herself and her children on social media, which suggests that she spends time in Moscow with Snowden.