Pete Hegseth

American officer

Facts of Pete Hegseth

Name Pete Hegseth
Birth Name Peter Brian Hegseth
Date of Birth June 6, 1980
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Gender Male
Birth Country Forest Lake, MN, United States
Nationality American
Net worth $3.5 Million
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date Jennifer Rauchet (m. 2019)
Children Gunner Hegseth, Rex Brian Hegseth
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 77 kg / 174 lbs
Education Princeton University
TV Show Fox & Friends

Former American veteran, Pete Hegseth came to limelight as the contributor for the Fox News talk-show, Fox and Friends. When he was in military service, he went to battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result, he received several honors with the high-level rank of major.

Hegseth was born as Peter Brian Hegseth on 6th June 1980 in Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States. He is the son of Brian Hegseth (father) and Penelope Hegseth (mother). Know more diversifying facts about Hegseth’s personal life below.

Hegseth Married Life

39-year-old news contributor, Hegseth is in a blissful conjugal relationship with his Fox News fellow, Jennifer Rauchet. The couple had their first meeting in 2012 after he joined the Fox News channel. They then started sharing their quality time on their work together and eventually found they are made for each other.

Pete Hegseth and Jennifer Rauchet
Pete Hegseth and Jennifer Rauchet
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The pair finally got engaged on 16th June 2019 after dating for many years. One month later, they married in a lavish ceremony at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck, New Jersey on 16th August 2019. At that time of marriage, the bride wore a white lace off-the-shoulder ball gown while the groom was in a dashing white business suit.

After their beautiful nuptials, the newly-weds are writing a new book of adventure with precious moments coming in their life. They recently celebrated their first Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February 2020 while working on the set of Fox and Friends.

Pete’s Two Failed Marriages Due to Infidelity

Former army officer Hegseth first committed to Meredith Schwarz in 2005, inviting their beloved ones in their quiet ceremony. Four years later, they separated due to infidelity and filed for divorce in December 2008. At the beginning of 2009, they concluded their divorce.

Pete Hegseth with Children
Pete Hegseth with Children
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Upon the separation, Pete tied the knot with his Vets for Freedom colleague, Samantha Hegseth aka Succop in 2010. Their marriage lasted for overall seven years, but after that, their relationship started gripping off their hands. 

In September 2017, Samantha filed for divorce in Minnesota’s registered court when Pete found guilty with infidelity. They both agreed to have a divorce settlement by taking half-half custody of their children in the late-2017.

Fathering Seven Children

Concerned Veterans for America CEO, Hegseth has three sons, Gunner (born on 13th June 2010), Boone (born in 2012) and Rex Hegseth (born in 2016) from his second marriage. Furthermore, he shares a beautiful daughter, Gwen Hegseth (born in August 2017) with his current wife, Jennifer.

On the other hand, Pete became the step-father of three half-children from Jennifer’s first marriage. So, he is raising seven kids in total as a responsible father and gives a healthy environment to each of them.

Net Worth of Pete Hegseth

Pete Hegseth earns a fruitful salary from his profession. More upon this, a Fox & Friends news talk-show contributor gets an average income of $60,331 per annum. So, it might be considered to be equivalent to Hegseth’s annual fortune. He currently grasps a net worth of $3.5 Million as of 2020.

Do you know? Hegseth’s current wife, Jennifer has a $5 Million. She reportedly earns $88,622 as an executive producer at Fox News. Henceforth, the net value of Pete and Jennifer accumulates a total fortune of $8.5 Million.


  1. Pete Hegseth once joked on Fox and Friends about his personal hygiene, “he did not clean his hands in 10 years because he believes germs are not real.”
  2. Hegseth and Navy SEALs helped military veterans by swimming across the Hudson River at the beginning of August 2019.
  3. He is the author of three novels, In the Arena (2016), The Case Against the Entertainment (2017), and American Crusade (2020).
  4. He spent his early life in Wyoming, Minnesota, where his Fox and Friends colleague, Brian Brenberg also lived across the street from his house.
  5. His beloved parents made their appearance on his news talk-show, Fox and Friends in 2019.

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