Recently, In a surprising turn of events, comedian John Oliver found himself in a verbal spar with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The feud sparked when Oliver devoted a segment on his show, Last Week Tonight, to humorously dissect Musk’s various ventures, including SpaceX and X (formerly Twitter). Oliver’s comedic approach, filled with clever remarks and satirical observations, portrayed Musk as an ideal candidate for the role of a villain.
Musk, not one to back down, didn’t take kindly to the host’s comments and retaliated, accusing the comedian of yielding to “wokeness.”
Transitioning to his personal life, let’s delve into the reality outside of John’s professional endeavors. In the realm of real life, John is married to Kate Norley, a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and an American citizen.
When John And Kate Met And Got Married?
Kate and John’s paths crossed in 2008 at the Republican National Convention, where John, reporting for The Daily Show, encountered Kate, an advocate for Vets for Freedom. At that time, John, a British national with a temporary work visa, faced the looming threat of deportation.
Kate and a group of veterans intervened, concealing John from security personnel who discovered him in a restricted area, potentially leading to his arrest. This night turned out to be the beginning of John and Kate’s connection, leading to them starting a relationship shortly after.
In July 2010, John and Kate took a significant step in their relationship by getting engaged during their time in St. Thomas. A year later, in October 2011, they sealed their commitment in a private wedding ceremony. Details about their nuptials have been closely guarded by the couple, as they have chosen to keep most aspects of their wedding day away from the public eye over the years.
Meet Kate Norley, John Oliver’s Wife
Kate Norley was raised in Virginia and went to Episcopal High School, a boarding school located in Alexandria, as reported by Stars and Stripes. Coming from a well-off background, she hails from an affluent family. Her stepfather, Dennis Mannion, boasts an extensive career as a sports executive, having worked in the MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL.
After the 9/11 attacks, Norley enlisted in the Army. She shared in a 2008 American Veterans Center conference that it was the scariest day of her life. She had no clue about what was going on, but she felt a strong need to respond.
During that conference, Norley emphasized the importance of acknowledging and supporting female veterans. She explained that upon returning from overseas, there was limited awareness about the experiences and sacrifices of women in the military. In her role in the Army, she served as a combat medic and mental health specialist.
How Many Children Do John and Kate Have?
John and Kate are parents to two sons, born in 2015 and 2018. The firstborn, Hudson, arrived prematurely, and John shared the challenges they faced during Kate’s difficult pregnancy while he was also working on his show.
Despite the hardships, John didn’t disclose Hudson’s birth until a year and a half later on an episode of Last Week Tonight. The couple kept the birth of their second son a secret for three months before revealing the news at the 2018 Emmy Awards Governors Ball to People.