Jen Psaki, the current White House press secretary, has been married to Greg Mecher, then chief of staff to Congressman Steve Driehaus, for more than a decade. The couple first met at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006. It was Mecher who first fell for his wife after she gave him the wrong directions over the phone to a political event in 2006. 

Instead of getting upset over the mishap he instantly forgave Psaki because he found her attractive. Soon, he begins to meet Psaki frequently and express his feelings for her which Psaki accepted after finding him interesting and loyal. After staying in a relationship for more than three years, the couple was married on 8th May 2010 at a farm in Ridge, Maryland, the US. 

As of now, the couple has become parents of their two children: a daughter named Vivi Mecher born in 2015, and another daughter who is four years old.

But who actually is Jen Psaki's husband Greg Mecher? To know more about Jen Psaki and her husband's background, let us take a few minutes to scroll below and learn about them.

Who is Jen Psaki?

Jen Psaki is an American political advisor serving as the 34th and current White House press secretary. She is a member of the Democratic Party who previously served in the Obama administration as the White House deputy press secretary in 2009.

Psaki was born on 1st December 1978 in Stamford, Connecticut, the US to her father Dimitrios "James" R. Psaki, a retired real estate developer, and her psychotherapist mother Eileen Medvey Psaki. Her great-grandfather had emigrated from Greece in 1904. Being born in America, she holds an American nationality while she has Polish ancestry.

Psaki graduated from Greenwich High School in 1996. In 2000, she graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in English and sociology. She is a member of the Chi Omega sorority. At William & Mary, Psaki was a competitive backstroke swimmer for the William & Mary Tribe athletic team for two years. 

Who is Gregory Mecher?

Gregory Mecher is an American civil servant. He was chief of staff to Congressman Steve Driehaus during his reign as U.S. Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district, serving from 2009 until 2011. Later, Mecher served as chief of staff to Congressman Joe Kennedy. 

Mecher was born on 30th September 1976, in Ohio, the United States. His birth name is Gregory Matthew Mecher. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. His star sign is Libra. By religion, he is a devoted Christian. 

Prior to his political start, Mecher grew up in Ohio and attended Elder High School, an all-boys Catholic prep school in Cincinnati. A 1999 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Mecher holds a degree in communications and television production.

5 Facts you need to know about Gregory Mecher, Jen Psaki's Husband

1. He was quite active in politics as a student. 

Mecher was interested in Politics since his high school days. He began his political career as a student, serving as the “student representative to the Board of Regents" before securing an internship with Kentucky Congressman Ken Lucas.

2. He is a Democratic political aide just like his wife.

Just like his wife Jen, Gregory Mecher supports the Democratic party. They are on the same side for more than 11 years. He has been involved with democratic leaders since the beginning of his political career. 

3. He is two years older than his wife. 

Mecher is older than his wife by only two years. His wife, Psaki was born December 1, 1978, while Mecher took his first breath on the earth on 30th September 1976, in Ohio, the United States.

4. He makes a huge six-digit salary serving as a Congressional Chiefs of Staff. 

The salaries of Congressional Chiefs of Staff in the US range from $57,826 to $798,468, with a median salary of $278,233. The middle 57% of Congressional Chiefs of Staff makes between $278,234 and $451,567, with the top 86% making $798,468. So, he included among the top earnings Congressional Chiefs of Staff. 

5. It was pretty hard for Mecher to get Psaki’s attention.

In one of the interviews, Mecher mentioned the old days stating it was pretty hard to get Psaki’s attention. He gave the reference to Tunnel Vision stating when she’s at work, she’s very focused. Thus, it was quite hard to steal her attention from the work she was doing at one particular time.