Adrian Fenty & Laurene Powell Jobs Dating? Former D.C. Mayor Involved With Steve Jobs' Widow: Report

Aug 09, 2013 | Updated Aug 09, 2013

Adrian Fenty, former mayor of Washington, D.C., has a "budding romance" with Laurene Powell Jobs, the Washington Post reports.

Powell Jobs is the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in October 2011.

The two met at a Houston education conference in 2011 and bonded over a shared passion for school reform. In February 2012, Fenty joined the board of College Track, a non-profit college prep program for underserved students co-founded by Powell Jobs.


Sources tell us the relationship began as a friendship and blossomed into a “budding romance” around the time Fenty and his wife, Michelle, formally announced their separation in January. The Fenty marriage had been rumored to be on the rocks for months; there’s no indication that Powell Jobs had any role in the split. (The divorce is close to completion but not yet finalized.)

Powell Jobs, known for being relatively private, has made a few public political statements. She sat in first lady Michelle Obama's box at Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, and she bankrolled a new documentary to promote immigration reform in 2013.

Click here for more on the relationship from the Washington Post.

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