The Internet is swarning with numerous articles revealing about a romance between Steve Jobs’ widow and a former Washington D.C., mayor.
The relationship between the two was first reported by the Washington Post which wrote that Jobs’ widow and her new boyfriend first met at an education conference in 2011, where they were involved into discussion of school reforms.
Fenty, 42, was elected mayor of the U.S. capital back in 2006, but he failed his reelection campaign. After he left office, the politician began consulting with educational tech companies and teaching at Oberlin College.
In February 2012 the former Washington DC mayor joined the board of College Track, a charity for students co-founded by Mrs Jobs.
At the time Jobs’ wife described him as “one of our country’s great advocates for education reform,” and said his “sense of urgency and record of accomplishment is unparalleled.”
“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,” reports The Washington Post.
“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),” the publication explains.
However, there are no indications that Mrs Jobs had any role in the split, the newspaper adds.
Laureneand the Apple co-founder tied the knots 22 years ago after they met at Stanford University and, despite being a major philanthropist, she has managed to keep a low public profile.
The widow now sits on the boards of various education, women’s rights and arts bodies. Three years ago the woman was appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions, which advises him on education and job creation.
Jobs and his wife had three children, son Reed and daughters Erin and Eve.
“His private legacy with me and the kids is that of a husband and father,” Steve’s widow told Brian Williams in April. “And we miss him every day.”
Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. His death was announced by Apple. Mr. Jobs personally gave Obama an iPad before its launch.
“Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it ,” Obama wrote.
He continued: “By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun.”
“And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.”