Who is Rachel Campos-Duffy?
Rachel Campos alias Duffy is an American TV personality who initially picked up unmistakable quality in 1994 as a cast member on the MTV unscripted tv arrangement The Real World: San Francisco. Campos is a great supporter of Fox News. Campos also guest-hosted Outnumbered. She has likewise guest-hosted the ABC television show The View.
She attended Arizona State University from where she graduated in 1993 with a degree in economics. Campos was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship, which she had planned to use to attend graduate school, with the goal of being a college professor. She also attended the University of California, San Diego from where she received a master’s degree in international affairs.
During an appearance on the Fox News program The Ingraham Angle on June 21, 2018, Campos-Duffy defended the Trump administration’s controversial practice of separating immigrant families arrested crossing the US border.
She praised Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte of Montana for physically assaulting Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian in 2017. This incident occurred when Gianforte grabbed Jacobs, threw him to the ground and punched him after Jacobs tried to interview him about the Republican health care plan, which Campos-Duffy called “Montana justice”.
How Old Is Rachel Campos?
Rachel Campos was born on 22 October 1971 in Tempe Arizona, United States. She is 48 years old as of 2019.
Rachel Campos-Duffy Family
Campos was destined to Miguel Campos and Maria del Pilar. She has two siblings; Patrick Campos and Joseph Campos.
The senior Campos, Miguel Campos was a CMSgt in the Air Force. As public service runs in the family’s blood, In 2012, Leah Campos Schandlbauer decided to run for Congress in Arizona. Leah and Rachel were brought up in an exacting Catholic home. Rachel’s grandparents immigrated to the United States from Mexico.
Her grandparents emigrated to the United States from Mexico.
Rachel Campos-Duffy Real World
She was cast on The Real World: San Francisco in January 1994 and lived in the house on Russian Hill in San Francisco with her six housemates from February 12 to June 19. That season premiered on July 6, 1994.
The castmates were informed ahead of time that they would be living with someone who was HIV-positive but they were not informed which housemate it would be. Her housemate AIDS educator Pedro Zamora informed the housemates that he had AIDS by showing them the scrapbook of his career as an HIV educator.
She felt uncomfortable and initially distanced herself from Zamora, stating that she wanted to know how his health status would affect her. She said nothing to the other housemates for fear of appearing homophobic.
Zamora took this as an act of rejection on her part, the two eventually became friends, with Zamora traveling to Arizona with Campos to visit her family. During Duffy’s time on the series, she had a romantic relationship and tumultuous friendship with housemate David “Puck” Rainey. Former television personality Judd Winick attributed this attraction on her part to her taste for rebellious men, or “bad boys”.
Rachel conceded this and admitted that she was sometimes an initial bad judge of character, and too trusting. Her friendship with Rainey eventually dissolved as well as Rainey’s friendship with the rest of the cast, resulting in his eviction. He eventually became best friends with Joanna Rhodes who was Rainey’s replacement. The duo was referred to by Winick as “high maintenance twins”.
She was depicted as a passionate Republican on the show whose heroes included Jack Kemp and in MTV’s promotional materials for the show. Zamora’s political viewpoints led to conflict with her housemates on more than one occasion, as when Mohammed Bilal ridiculed the Republican housing ideas that she expressed in Episode 3.
In 1999, she filmed Road Rules: All-Stars, along with alumni of other past Real World seasons, such as Sean Duffy of the Real World: Boston cast, whom she would later marry. She was also one of the ten Real World alumni who starred in the 2003 film The Wedding Video, a Real World parody centered on the wedding of first season alumnus Norman Korpi.
Rachel Campos-Duffy View
Campos thrice vied for a role on the daytime television talk show The View. When Debbie Matenopoulos left the show in 1999, Campos competed in an on-air try-out with Lisa Ling and Lauren Sánchez. Lisa was eventually hired. In 2012, after Ling’s departure, Rachel who by then held her own “coffee talk” show with other Wisconsin housewives—again competed in a week-long on-air try-out. This time, it was against Erin Hershey Presley and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
She was hired to replace Lisa Ling in November 2003. When Hasselbeck left The View in July 2013 to replace Gretchen Carlson as the female co-host of Fox & Friends, Rachel-Campos once again tried out, but Jenny McCarthy was hired to fill the spot.
Rachel Campos-Duffy Accident
After the ending of her stint on The Real World ended, while the fifth season of the show (set in Miami) was being filmed, she was involved in a head-on car collision. It happened after the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Rachel’s boyfriend and his friend who was driving their rented car died in the accident. She was thrown out of the passenger-side window and sustained serious injuries to her right leg that caused permanent long-term problems such as arthritis, a limp and difficulty running.
Rachel Campos-Duffy Husband
Campos has been married to her Road Rules: All Stars costar and congressman Sean Duffy since 1999. The couple lived in Ashland, Wisconsin. This is where Duffy was the District Attorney of Ashland County. He became a Republican member of Congress for the 7th district of Wisconsin in 2011. In late 2011, they moved from Ashland to Weston, Wisconsin and in 2013, they moved to Wausau, Wisconsin. This is so that Sean would be closer to an airport for his weekly commute to Washington, D.C. where he spends three or four days a week.
Is Rachel Campos-Duffy Pregnant?
Yes, Campos is pregnant with her ninth child. The former The Real World cast shared the good news on Instagram on 8 May 2019 alongside a sonogram video that she and her fellow Real World alum and husband Congressman Duffy are expecting their ninth child together.
She captioned, Buckingham Palace isn’t the only one with big baby news …we found out God isn’t done with our family yet. Baby #9 coming this fall! Don’t tell us we’re crazy. We prefer brave and full of hope for America’s future! 🇺🇸
Rachel Campos-Duffy Children
With her husband, Duffy has five daughters and three sons. Campos gave birth to her first child, Evita Pilar Duffy on 1 October 1999. She gave birth to her second child, a son named Xavier Jack Duffy in November 2001. Their third child, Lucia-Belen Duffy was born in April 2004. In 2006, they welcomed their fourth child John-Paul Duffy. His third daughter Paloma Pilar Duffy was born on May 18, 2008.
The couple’s sixth child, a daughter named Maria Victoria Margarita Duffy was born on April 1, 2010. Their fifth daughter is called Margarita Duffy. The couple welcomed their eighth child, a son Patrick Miguel Duffy on 29 May 2016. She revealed in 2008 that she suffered two miscarriages.
Rachel Campos-Duffy Salary
Rachel Campos-Duffy Net Worth
The television personality has had a successful career in Journalism. She has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand.