Kathy Ambush is the first wife of Clarence Thomas, an American Justice in the US Supreme Court. They were college lovebirds who met for the first time in college in 1969. Kathy and Clarence dated for three years before exchanging vows in 1971. Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last long and after ten years of marriage, they got a divorce. The reason behind their separation is unclear but according to online sources, Kathy parted ways with Clarence because of his extramarital affair with his co-worker Lillian McEwen. Following the split, they remarried to their respective spouses. The former couple shares a child, son Jamal Adeen Thomas, together. Let’s learn the untold story of Clarence Thomas’ first wife Kathy Ambush.
Kathy Ambush Bio: Parents and Age
Kathy Ambush was born as Kathy Grace Ambush on June 6th, 1950, in Worcester, Massachusett, the United State. As of 2022, she is 72 years old. Her father, Nelson William Ambush, was a renowned dental technician in Worcester, Massachusetts. He passed away in 2012. Kathy’s mother Shigao Gladys Sato died in 1984.
Kathy’s parents had been married since 1941 until Shigao’s death. Her father Nelson got married to Mary Estelle after the death of his first wife.
She Has Four Siblings
Kathy’s father Nelson was married twice. She is from his dad’s first wife Shigao. Besides Kathy, the couple shared four more children, sons Reverend Stephen Ambush, and Benjamin Ambush, and daughters Karen Thande Ambush and June Ambush. Kathy grew up playing with them. She also has two step-siblings Valerie Wilson and Sydney Schuyler from her father’s second wife Mary.
Kathy belonged to a well-educated family. Her father was always supportive of his children and highly focused on education. He always encouraged them to study. Therefore, all of his kids, including Kathy, are college graduates.
Kathy completed her higher education at Marian Central Catholic High School in Worcester. Later, she joined Lincoln University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
Kathy Ambush is the First Wife of Clarence Thomas
Kathy Ambush is widely recognized as the ex-wife of Clarence Thomas. The couple met for the first time through a mutual friend in 1969. After meeting several times, Clarence fell in love with Kathy and proposed to her. At the time, both were attending their colleges. They were college sweethearts.
The pair dated for two years before they exchanged vows in 1971, just a day after the groom’s graduation. The marriage ceremony took place at All Saints Episcopal Church in Worcester. Two years later in 1973, the couple welcomed an adorable child, son Jamal Adeen Thomas.
Unfortunately, after enjoying a marital relationship for over a decade, they called off their relationship. At that time, Clarence had a bad habit of drinking as well as they had financial issues. Moreover, there were rumors that he had an extramarital relationship with another woman Lillian McEwen. There are cited to be the reason for their separation. They called it quits in 1981 and divorced in 1984.
Kathy and Clarence’s Son Jamal Adeen Thomas
Kathy and Clarence are parents of a 49-year-old son Jamal Adeen Thomas. Born on February 15th, 1973, Jamal works as a Director of Supervision at John F. Van Der Hyde and Associates Network Office of Northwestern Mutual in Richmond, Virginia. He previously worked as a co-manager at Kroger Grocery Store. He has also served as Overlay Manager at BB&T Scott and Stringfellow from 2014 to 2021.
Jamal has been married to a lawyer, Sakina Karima Paige. The couple shares a baby boy named Judah Thomas. The family of three is living a blissful life together in their Virginia house.
Clarence Married Virginia Thomas After Kathy Split
Following the split with Kathy, Clarence tied the knot with Virginia Lamp in 1987. Virginia, who is also known by another name Ginni, is an American attorney and conservative activist from Omaha, Nebraska. She is the founder and president of Liberty Consulting. She also serves as a part-time special correspondent for The Daily Caller.
Clarence and Virginia have been married for more than three-decade and they will be celebrating their 35th anniversary this year. They do not have any children together.
Kathy Married Douglas Allen Smith
Following the divorce, Kathy Ambush married a new husband. She has now been married to a guy named Douglas Allen Smith. The couple resides in Richmond, Virginia. Besides, there is no further information are available about the pair.
Kathy’s Pictures Mixed Up With Anita Hall
If you search Kathy Ambush on the internet, you will find most of the photos of an American lawyer Anita Hill instead of finding Kathy’s real photos. Due to the bad research of tabloids on the internet, people are confused between Kathy and Anita. They are two different people. Kathy is Clarence’s ex-wife while Anita is an American lawyer who used to work as a co-assistant of Clarence.
Besides, Anita is a professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University. She is also a faculty member of the university’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She gathered national attention for her testimony in the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings for Clarence where she accused him of sexual harassment.
What Does Kathy Grace Ambush Do Now?
As of the present, Kathy Grace Ambush is involved in volunteer work. She is also a member as a team member of the Global Internet Entrepreneur.
Previously, she worked at The Immigration Learning Center, Inc. She was also the director of the Massachusetts Advanced Studies Program at Milton Academy. As well, she worked as Community Relations Manager at BankBoston.
Her Net Worth
Kathy’s real source of income has not been revealed. However, sources have estimated her net worth to be $100 thousand. Meanwhile, her ex-husband Clarence has made a good amount of money through his long-term involvement in government service as a judge. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Likewise, their son Jamal reportedly earns $70,000 to $100,000 per year, and has an estimated net worth of $2 million, as of 2022.
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