Check out all the facts on new co-host of The View, Nicolle Wallace …
1. She’s a George Bush and Sarah Palin Supporter
According to reports, Wallace previously served as communications chief during George W. Bush’s presidency as well as in his 2004 re-election campaign. Then, in 2008, Wallace served as a senior advisor for the McCain–Palin campaign. When Rosie O’Donnell was on The View opposite conservative Bush supporter Elisabeth Hasselbeck, their opposing views caused many arguments. Hopefully, things will be different with Nicolle and Rosie.
2. Mark Wallace Is her Husband
Mark Wallace was a fellow advocate for President George W. Bush and shares many of the conservative views that his wife has. Before exploring a political career, Mark was a commercial litigation attorney in Miami.
Currently, Mark Wallace is the CEO of Tigris Financial and CEO of United Against Nuclear Iran. Mark and Nicolle have one son together.
3. Nicolle Is a Best-Selling Author
Nicolle Wallace is the author of the book “Eighteen Acres,” which is a fictional story about three powerful women at the top of their careers –
the first female U.S. President, her chief of staff and a White House correspondent. Wallace said, “It’s my best attempt at a story that I hope people will pick up and read and enjoy and maybe feel like they’re getting to see what it’s really like in the White House in this entirely fictional story.”
4. Same-Sex Marriage Is a Topic for Which Wallace Is Pro
— The View (@theviewtv) September 15, 2014
In February 2013, Wallace publicly supported legal recognition for same-sex marriage, which she submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. This bodes well on the show since fellow co-host Rosie O’Donnell is in a same-sex marriage herself.
5. She Was Surrounded by Antiques Growing Up
Wallace may have a political career, but she was raised around antique dealers. She grew up in Orinda, California, a town across the bay from San Francisco. Her mother was a third-grade teaching assistant and her father was an antiques dealer. Her grandfather Thomas Devenish, too, was a Manhattan antiques dealer “Devenish and Company”.