Gisele Fetterman Claims She's Not a Garbage Wife, As Hubby Remains Hospitalized For Depression

Brittany M. Hughes | March 31, 2023
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Gisele Barreto Fetterman wants you to know she’s not a garbage wife.

I mean, yes, she encouraged her husband to run for U.S. Senate even after he’d had a debilitating stroke and could barely form a coherent sentence on a debate stage or understand an interviewer’s questions.

And sure, she stood by his side, doing her best Morticia Adams impression while her husband solemnly swore to uphold and defend the Constitution against al3rt nlt4ylkaw hknhdrla….or something.

And yeah, she’s publicly defended Fetterman’s health even after he checked himself into a hospital not once, but twice since taking office in January. (He's been there since mid-February and isn't expected back on the Hill until the week of April 17.) 

Just don’t call her a crappy spouse - she doesn’t like it. In fact, Mrs. Fetterman doesn’t like it so much that she penned an entire piece about how she’s been “harassed” and made the target of “sexist” remarks, simply because she applauded her husband signing up for a high-pressure job he couldn’t do, and which has landed him in the hospital for the past two months with crippling depression.

“I hadn’t sought an office of any kind, and I had never wanted to be in the public eye; in fact, that’s the last thing I’d want,” Gisele Fetterman wrote in an op-ed in Elle magazine this week.

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Because as we all know, writing self-laudatory pieces about how oppressed you’ve been is exactly what people who don’t want the spotlight tend to do.

She went on to blast the “flood” of “politically motivated attacks” by those calling her “power hungry" and the “worst wife in America,” saying such “harassment” is just more evidence of the sexism women face while "supporting your partner’s dreams.”

“They’re the same attacks leveled at Meghan Markle, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jill Biden — my apparent competitors for ‘worst wife in America,’” she said. “They echo the dehumanizing bullying that women like Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have faced for decades.”

“As soon as John’s political profile began to grow, I started receiving hate mail — ten times more than John ever got himself,” she complained, saying that critics “leave women shouldering a heavier side of the blame, no matter what we do.”

Or, maybe people just think it’s pretty crappy to keep telling everyone that your husband is fit as a fiddle even as he limps, stutters, and slumps his way through a Senate campaign, only to land on Capitol Hill and realize he can’t make heads or tails of reporters’ questions or understand his own staffers, finally having to check himself into Walter Reed just to deal with the emotional distress.

But hey, it is all about you, Gisele. Thank you for reminding us of what we already knew.