Andrew Cuomo

What you want to know about Andrew Cuomo

We answered some of your most Googled questions about New York’s governor. You’re welcome.

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Here at City & State, we’ve been forced to face the fact that the country’s aggressive Googling about Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resulted in a significant uptick in our traffic – and not just because of our fantastic politics and policy articles.

That’s fine, we get it, people want to know everything about Cuomo now, from his height to his relationship status. We’ve been following the governor even before he took office in 2011, so we figured it’s on us to respond to your most pressing Cuomo searches.

You may be wondering if this isn’t all just some shameless web traffic grab on our part – but even if it is, aren’t you curious to know how old Cuomo is? Or, how much money he makes as governor? If the answer is yes, read on and remember how much time we’re saving you from doing all this Googling yourself.

Andrew Cuomo wife

Cuomo is not currently married, but he does have an ex-wife, Kerry Kennedy – the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy – whom he was married to for 15 years, from 1990 to 2005.

Andrew Cuomo age

Born on Dec. 6, 1957, the governor is 62 years old (and a Sagittarius). 

Andrew Cuomo net worth

The governor’s net worth is reportedly $5 million, due to his current salary and past work as a real estate adviser. Cuomo also earned more than $700,000 from his book deal. Cuomo’s annual salary was bumped up to $225,000 this year, which makes him one of the highest-paid governors in the country.

Andrew Cuomo brother

Cuomo’s younger brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, recently received widespread media attention for testing positive for the coronavirus, in addition to their sporadic on-air banter.

Andrew Cuomo briefing today

Ah, we wish we could tell you when to expect Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefings every day. But as most frustrated New York reporters know all too well, the governor rarely announces when his briefings will be until they’re just hours away.

Andrew Cuomo and Sandra Lee

Cuomo and his longtime partner, TV chef Sandra Lee, confirmed their split in a joint statement on Sept. 25, 2019, after it was speculated that the pair broke up over the summer. Cuomo and Lee were together for 14 years and continue to remain close and communicate frequently, according to Lee. “He’s still my guy,” she told The New York Times. “Neither one of us, well as far as I know, has had a date.”

Andrew Cuomo children

The governor has three daughters, twins Mariah and Cara, and Michaela, who you may have seen at his press briefings over the past few months.

Andrew Cuomo education

Cuomo graduated from Fordham University in 1979, and earned his law degree from Albany Law School in 1982.

Andrew Cuomo for president

Sure, the governor has said he has no interest in running for president. But in January 2019, he insinuated that he would have been interested in running in 2020 if former Vice President Joe Biden wasn’t. And since Cuomo has skyrocketed into the collective consciousness of the country, numerous individuals have called on him to run.

Andrew Cuomo height

Cuomo stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall.

Andrew Cuomo Instagram

The governor has professional and personal Instagram accounts.

Andrew Cuomo job approval

Since the coronavirus crisis began, the governor has received strong job approval ratings from Republicans and Democrats alike. Cuomo’s overall favorability with New Yorkers was at a whopping 77%, according to an April 27 Siena College poll – though it fell back to 66% in late May, after news broke about how he handled nursing homes during the crisis. Still, not too shabby for someone who saw the lowest approval ratings of his tenure in August 2019.

Andrew Cuomo Kerry Kennedy

The governor and Kennedy’s relationship was fraught from the very beginning after Cuomo proposed on Valentine’s Day in 1990, as he began planning their wedding the way you might plan a political campaign. The Cuomo and Kennedy clans also clashed, which made life more difficult for the couple.

Cuomo became all-consumed with his political career, especially in 2001, when he launched his first gubernatorial campaign, leaving Kennedy feeling overwhelmed with their three young children. Cuomo ultimately dropped out of the race in 2002. A year later, it was revealed that Kennedy was having an affair with a polo player.

Andrew Cuomo mother

Matilda Raffa Cuomo,Cuomo’s mother, recently became the subject of interest when her son named a new law after her called “Matilda’s Law,” which was aimed at protecting vulnerable New Yorkers, such as those with compromised immune systems and those over 70 years of age, during the coronavirus crisis.

She was married to Cuomo’s father, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, until he died in 2015, and was known for having a big influence on him throughout his political career. Matilda Raffa Cuomo also had an impressive career as an activist focused on the needs of women and children.

Andrew Cuomo on Twitter

The governor has two Twitter accounts, a personal and a professional account.

Andrew Cuomo queens

Cuomo grew up in Queens, which is where his grandparents moved after emigrating from Italy.

Andrew Cuomo religion

The governor is a practicing Roman Catholic.

Andrew Cuomo siblings

The governor has four siblings, from oldest to youngest: Margaret Cuomo, Maria Cuomo Cole, Madeline Cuomo and Chris Cuomo.