Tulsi Gabbard Biography, Husband, Age, Family, Height & Facts

Tulsi Gabbard Parents & Background:

Former Democrat Tulsi Gabbard was born on April 12, 1981, in Leloaloa, American Samoa, United States.

Gabbard’s family is full of diversities. Her family members are associated with different professions like sports, politics & the military. But there is one thing common in all, that is, Business.

Her family also runs some non-profit organizations, which are related to Health and Environmental issues.

Her father, Mike Gabbard, is a state senator of Hawaii and was born in the Fagatogo town of American Samoa. He was first associated with the Republican Party, but in 2007, he joined the Democratic party.

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Tulsi with her father

He has a Bachelor’s degree in English and also did a Master’s in Adult Education. Mike has been a Teacher, Counsellor, College administrator, Headmaster of a private school, and owner of a Restaurant.

Tulsi’s mother, Carol Porter Gabbard, was born in Indiana’s Decatur. Both run a business in Hawaii named Toffee Treasures, which is quite popular in the area.

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Tulsi with her mother

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy. She got elected to the Board of Education in the year 2007. Carol is a former teacher, tutor, and businesswoman.

Tulsi Gabbard Siblings:

Gabbard has one sister and three brothers. Her brothers are Narayan, Jai, and Bhakti Gabbard. Her sister, Vrindavan Gabbard, is the youngest in the family, and she is a U.S. Marshall.

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Tulsi with her sister

Her brothers are associated with sports and also manage their family business.

Early Life:

She moved to Hawaii with her family at the age of 2 years old. She got her initial education by home-schooling. Later, Gabbard completed her graduation in International Business from Hawaii’s Pacific University.

She used to work with her family and siblings to run their family businesses. In the meanwhile, like her mother, she also started practicing Hinduism.

Tulsi Gabbard Husband:

On April 9, 2015, Tulsi Gabbard married Abraham Williams, Hawaii & a DC-based cinematographer. He is also a Steadicam operator & a Photographer.

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Tulsi Gabbard with husband Abraham Williams

Williams has been covering her political campaign ads before their marriage. They both love Surfing. Tulsi stated in an interview that she and Abraham became friends because of their mutual love for Surfing.

Even Abraham proposed to her on an evening after the Surfing.

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Tulsi was first married to Eduardo Tamayo, which ended on June 05, 2006.

Tulsi Gabbard Religion:

The politician, Tulsi Gabbard, follows Hinduism. Her father, Mike, is of Samoan and European descent and follows the Christian religion. He’s also a Lector in a church.

Tulsi’s mother, Carol, is of German descent and follows Hinduism. Her mother is the only reason that she started practicing the Hindu religion and still practicing the same.

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Her siblings’ names were also named as per the Hindu religion. Even in an interview, Gabbard said, “she is proud of her Hindu religion.”

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People worldwide, especially in India, think Tulsi Gabbard is an Indian, as she believes in the Hindu religion.

Some of their questions are like – Is Tulsi born in India? Is she has any relation to India? So the answer is a big NO. She isn’t an Indian. Even, she has cleared this misconception many times in her interviews.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Biography:

Tulsi Gabbard’s Profile
Personal Life
Full NameTulsi Gabbard
Date of BirthApril 12, 1981
Age42 years, 10 months (in 2024)
NationalityAmerican
ReligionHindu
Zodiac/Sun SignAries
Birth PlaceLeloaloa, American Samoa
CollegePacific University
Physical Stats
Height5ft. 8″
(1.73 m)
(173 cm)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Family & Relationships
FatherMike Gabbard
Mother
Carol Porter Gabbard
SiblingsVrindavan, Jai, Narayan, & Bhakti Gabbard
Marital StatusMarried
Husband

Occupation
Abraham Williams

Cinematographer & Steadicam Operator
Political Career
ProfessionPolitician & Army Personnel
Hawaii House of Representatives
(Legislator)
2002 – 2004
Honolulu City Council2011 – 2012
Member of the US House of Representatives2013 – 2021
Military Service
Years of service2003 – Present
UnitHawaii Army National Guard (2003 – 2020)

California Unit (2020 – Present)
RankLieutenant Colonel
Deployment/PostingIraq war (2004) , Kuwait (2008-09)

Political Career of Gabbard:

At the age of 21, in 2002, Tulsi Gabbard became the youngest woman state legislator of Hawaii. She represented District 42 of West Oahu. Her prime focus during the election was on education, tourism, and the development of Hawaii.

Then, in 2006, she moved to Washington D.C. and provided her service in the US Senate as a legislative advisor of Daniel Akaka. They both worked on various issues like the environment, security & energy.

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Later, in 2010, she was elected to the Honolulu City Council, where she worked as the Chair of Safety, Economic Development & Government affairs.

She was also the vice-president of the Budget Committee and a member of the Public Work Committee. Later, in 2012, she resigned from the council.

The First Hindu Representative at US Congress:

In 2012, she stepped into the political arena by contesting the election for the U.S. House from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional district as the Democrat’s candidate.

Following a rigorous campaign, she triumphed, overcoming David Crowley of the Republican party. This notable victory distinguished her as the first-ever American-Hindu member elected to Congress.

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Subsequently, in November 2014, she once again demonstrated her political prowess by defeating David Crowley.

Moving forward to 2016, Tulsi outperformed the Republican’s Angela Kaaihue, and continuing her winning streak, in 2018, she overcame Brian Evans of the same party. As a result, she won the US House Representatives election back to back four times.

Campaign for Presidentship:

In an interview in 2018, Gabbard said she was seriously thinking about the 2020 Presidential election. Then, in January, she declared herself a valid candidate for the 2020 Presidential election in the very next year.

On January 24, 2019, Tusli announced her name for the President’s election by uploading a video on her website and later started her campaign officially.

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Gabbard’s campaign name was ‘2020 Tulsi’, and her campaign slogan was ‘Lead with Love.’

According to NBC News, the Russian government wanted Tulsi Gabbard to win the Presidential election of 2020. NBC said that few websites related to the Russian government published more than 20 stories in favor of her.

In January 2020, Billionaire Nelson Peltz, and his wife, Claudia Peltz, donated $5,600 each to the presidential campaign of Gabbard.

Later, in March 2020, she ended her presidential campaign and endorsed Joe Biden, former vice president of the United States.

Tulsi Gabbard in Military:

In 2003, when Gabbard provided her services to the Hawaii state as a legislator, she got selected in Hawaii’s Army National Guard, a part of the United States military.

The following year, her brigade (29th BCT) was called up for the Iraq war, where she joined as a medical specialist.

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Tulsi with her Army Brigade members

In 2007, she completed her training at Alabama Military Academy, became the first woman to do so in the academy’s history, and joined her brigade as an Army Military Police Officer.

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Later, she was deployed in Kuwait from the year 2008 to 2009. In 2015, Tulsi was promoted as ‘Major’ from ‘Captain’ and continued her services in the Hawaii Military Guard.

Then, in 2020, she left Hawaii Military and joined California Unit. A year later, she was promoted to lieutenant colonel.

Resignation:

Gabbard, who was a U.S. representative for Hawaii, left the Democratic Party on October 11, 2022. She wasn’t happy with the party and asked others who felt the same to leave with her.

She felt that the party had become an “elitist group of warmongers”. In other words, she believed that the party was only serving the interests of a select few and was too eager to engage in conflicts or wars.

Here are exact words that she posted on X (former twitter) on October 11 –

“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith & spirituality, demonize the police & protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.”

Facts about Tulsi Gabbard:

  • On October 12, 2015, Gabbard was promoted as Major from Captain.
  • In 2012, Tulsi Gabbard became the first American Hindu ever elected to the US House of Representatives.
  • When she first became the House of Representatives, she took the oath on the holy book of Hindus – Bhagavad Gita.
  • She is the first Samoan-American voting member of the U.S. Congress.
  • Gabbard is a complete vegetarian.
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  • She is a trained martial artist.
  • Her motto for the 2020 Presidential campaign is ‘Lead with Love.’
  • In 2002, she dropped out of Leeward Community College, studying television production to run for the Hawaiian state legislature.
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Gabbard surfing with her husband
  • Tulsi Gabbard loves Surfing; even her husband, Abraham Williams, is also a passionate Surfer.
  • She is in favor of legalizing Marijuana in the United States.
  • She has a YouTube channel having 619k+ subscribers.

Frequently asked questions:

  • What is Tulsi Gabbard’s ethnicity?

    American

  • Who is the husband of Tulsi Gabbard?

    Abraham Williams

  • What is the age of Tulsi Gabbard?

    42 years, 10 months (in 2024)

  • What religion does Tulsi Gabbard follow?

    She is a practising Hindu.

  • What is the height of Tulsi Gabbard?

    5ft. 8″ (173 cm or 1.73 m)

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2 thoughts on “Tulsi Gabbard Biography, Husband, Age, Family, Height & Facts”

  1. I love her biography and her struggle for right to the people who are unreached the privileges and I wish her to be the President of America soon

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