Michael Haley: Nikki Haley’s Husband

May 24, 2010

Michael Haley, Nikki Haley’s husband, is in the news this week after rumors his wife’s affair worked their way into the news cycle. But who is he? Get the story here, and see photos and video below.

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When it rains, it pours—and in South Carolina politics, it has been a long rainy season. By now we’ve all heard of the salacious affair between Mark Sanford and his alleged South American mistress. Now it appears we’ve got another one on our hands, but is it real or a contrivance of desperate political opponents?

The scandal brought itself to light this week when political blogger, and former Sanford aide, Will Folks came forward with the claim. He alleges that political opponents of Nikki Haley’s bid for governor have been dogging him about the rumors, until he finally relented.

Here is part of a statement he released in response to the pressure:

“…I refuse to have someone hold the political equivalent of a switch-blade in front of my face and just sit there and watch as they cut me to pieces….The truth in this case is what it is. Several years ago, prior to my marriage, I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki.”

Wow. Of course Nikki was quick to deny the claim that she ever cheated on her husband Michael Haley. She even seemed to play victim card (maybe a move she learned from her pal Palin):

“I have been 100% faithful to my husband throughout our 13 years of marriage. This claim against me is categorically and totally false.”

In the wake of these outrageous claims, many have grown curious about her husband Michael. There isn’t too much information available in terms of a biography, but I’ve found a few interesting facts. Michael is apparently a military man—an officer in the SC National Guard to be exact. He is also listed as a federal employee, with a Department of Defense job at the United States Department of the Army. He has two children with Nikki; Rena and Nalin.

Check out some related photos and video of Michael Haley, Nikki Haley’s husband below.

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2 Responses to “Michael Haley: Nikki Haley’s Husband”

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    MN Bankruptcy Laws Says:

    You bring up a very thought provoking point. I appreciate how you said this. Admirable post! I wholely agree. Well put!

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    Haley Milano Says:

    You couldnt have put it in better terms. “When it rains it pours” you are absolutely right on that one.