Rachel Campos Duffy Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Baby, Husband, and Salary

Who is Rachel Campos Duffy?

Rachel Campos Duffy is an American public figure best recognized as a television personality, published author, and communications consultant. She specializes in political analysis, culture, and parenting.

Rachel first gained fame in 1994 as a cast member on the MTV reality television series The Real World: San Francisco. She later became a TV host, most notably as a recurring guest host on the ABC talk show The View. Campos is ranked as one of “Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential Latino Republicans. She serves as a contributor for Fox News, appearing as a commentator on shows such as Outnumbered, on which she is a recurring guest host.

Rachel Campos Duffy The View – Fox News

Campos thrice vied for a role on the daytime television talk show The View. After Debbie Matenopoulos left the show in 1999, she competed in an on-air try-out with Lisa Ling and Lauren Sánchez. Ling was eventually hired.

After Ling’s departure in 2002, Campos who then held her own “coffee talk” show with other Wisconsin housewives competed again in a week-long on-air try-out. This time it was against Erin Hershey Presley and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck was hired to replace Lisa Ling in November 2003. When Hasselbeck left The View to replace Gretchen Carlson as the female co-host of Fox & Friends in July 2013, Rachel once again tried out, but Jenny McCarthy was hired to fill the spot.

Rachel was also one of ten Real World alumni who starred in the 2003 film The Wedding Video, which was a Real World parody centered on the wedding of first-season alumnus Norman Korpi.

Rachel Campos Duffy Photo
Rachel Campos Duffy Photo

How Old Is Rachel Campos Duffy?

Campos is 52 years old as of 2023, having been born on October 22, 1971, in Tempe, Arizona, United States. Rachel shares her birthday with celebrities such as; Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, Deontay Wilder, Bob Odenkirk, Roddy Ricch, 21 Savage, Lynette Fromme, Deepak Chopra, and many more.

Rachel Campos Duffy Family

Who are Campos Duffy’s parents?

Campos was born to Miguel Campos (Father) and Maria del Pilar (Mother).

Does Campos Duffy have siblings?

She has two brothers, Joe, and Patrick, and a sister Leah Campos Schandlbauer. Her sister Leah is a former CIA and ran for U.S. Congress in Arizona in 2012. The two sisters were raised in a strict catholic home. Her grandparents were emigrants from Mexico.

Rachel Campos Duffy Education

She received her high school education at Seton Catholic Preparatory High School. After high school, she attended Arizona State University where she graduated with a degree in economics in 1993. Campos was awarded Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship, she had planned to use it to attend graduate school, with the goal of being a college professor.

She also earned her master’s degree in international affairs from the University of California at San Diego.

Rachel Campos Duffy Husband

Campos has been married to the love of her life and former congressman Sean Duffy since 10 April 1999. Rachel says that they first saw each other on television but met on a train in 1997 since both their roles involved travel. Sean most recently served as a congressman from Wisconsin’s 7th District. The couple has eight children together. In 2008, Rachel stated that she had two miscarriages.

Though they previously lived in Ashland, Wisconsin, the couple and their family moved to Weston, Wisconsin in late 2011. In 2013, they moved to Wausau, Wisconsin so that Sean would be closer to an airport for his weekly commute to Washington, D.C. where he spent three or four days a week.

On August 26, 2019, Rachel’s husband announced that he would leave Congress in September 2019. He announced the news of his resignation on Facebook citing his family as the reason for his quitting Congress. Duffy revealed that their ninth baby, who was born in October of the same year, would need even more love, time, and attention due to complications, including a heart condition. Duffy further stated that it was a good time to focus his attention and time on his family.

Rachel Campos Duffy Children

Campos has six daughters and three sons. She gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Evita Pilar Duffy on October 1, 1999. In November 2001 she gave birth to her second child, a son named Xavier Jack Duffy. Her third child was born in April 2004, a daughter named Lucia-Belen Duffy. Her fourth child John-Paul Duffy was born in 2006.

Duffy’s third daughter and fifth child Paloma Pilar Duffy were born on May 18, 2008. Her sixth child, a daughter named Maria Victoria Margarita Duffy was born on April 1, 2010. Her fourth daughter and a seventh child named Margarita Duffy were born on May 6, 2014. She gave birth to her eighth child at the age of 44 on May 29, 2016, a son named Patrick Miguel Duffy. On October 1, 2019, the Duffys welcomed their ninth child (sixth daughter) Valentina Stella Maris. Valentina was born one month earlier having Down syndrome.

As of 2023, her oldest child Evita is 23 years old, Jack is 21 years old, Lucia is 18 years old, John-paul is 17 years old, Paloma Pillar is 14 years old, Maria Victoria is 12 years old, Margaritais 8 years old, and Patrick Miguel is 6 years old.

Did Rachel Campos Duffy Adopt Her Children?

All of Rachel’s children are biological, she has not adopted any child.

Rachel Campos Duffy Baby

Campos and her husband Sean welcomed their ninth child a baby girl, Valentina Stella Maris on the night of 30th September 2019. The baby was delivered one month ahead of the due date.

The ex-congressman also shared that they were making plans for Valentina to undergo surgery three or four months after her birth to fix holes and valves in her heart.

Rachel Campos Duffy Height

Adding to her beautiful and well-curved body, Campos Duffy stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63m) and a weight of 51kg (112 lbs).

Rachel Campos Duffy Real World

She was cast on The Real World: San Francisco in January 1994. She lived in the house on Russian Hill in San Francisco with her six housemates from February 12 to June 19. The season began on July 6, 1994.

The castmates were informed ahead of time that they would be living with someone who was HIV-positive but were not informed which housemate it would be. On their first night in the house, Campos’ housemate, AIDS educator Pedro Zamora, informed the other housemates that he had AIDS. He has shown them the scrapbook of his career as an HIV educator.

Rachel felt uncomfortable and at first distanced herself from Zamora. She then stated that she wanted to know how his health status would affect her. She, however, said nothing to the other housemates for fear of appearing homophobic.

Although Pedro took this as an act of rejection on her part, the two eventually became good friends. Zamora traveled to Arizona with Campos to visit her family. During her time on the series, Campos had both a romantic relationship and a tumultuous friendship with housemate David “Puck” Rainey.

Rachel’s friendship with Rainey eventually dissolved, as did Rainey’s friendship with the rest of the cast, which resulted in his eviction. Campos subsequently became best friends with Rainey’s replacement, Joanna Rhodes. The two of them were referred to by Winick as “high-maintenance twins”.

On the show and in MTV’s promotional materials for the show. She was depicted as a passionate Republican, whose heroes included Jack Kemp, and as a Catholic.

Rachel Campos Duffy Book

  • Paloma Wants to be Lady Freedom
  • Stay Home, Stay Happy: 10 Secrets to Loving At-Home Motherhood

Rachel Campos Duffy Car Accident

She was aboard a train that crashed in January 2018, while carrying Republican lawmakers and their family members to a party retreat in West Virginia. Only one person died when the train struck a dump truck on the tracks outside Charlottesville, Virginia. Though no one aboard the train suffered a serious injury, some of the lawmakers were treated for minor injuries.

Rachel and her husband, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), we’re heading to the gathering at West Virginia’s Greenbrier resort with their eight children.