The well-known journalist Jonathan Capehart is happily married. He has been married to his spouse, Nick Schmit, since their marriage on January 7, 2017.Schmit, for those who are unaware, is a former State Department assistant chief of protocol.Former Attorney General Eric Holder officiated at the couple’s wedding, and he apparently paused throughout the ceremony to wipe away his tears.
“I don’t know how many marriages I’ve done,” Holder remarked, looking surprised at himself after leading the brief ceremony. “This is the first time I’ve ever cried as an officiant.”
At the time of their wedding, Capehart and Schmit had known each other for nearly six years and had been engaged for eight months.
Jonathan Capehart Refused to Date His Now-Husband Initially
According to The New York Times, in the spring of 2010, Jed Hastings, who is now married to Joe Solmonese, the former chairman of the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for LGBT rights, approached Capehart on a matchmaking mission. Hastings informed the writer that Schmit, his sister-in-law’s only relative, had recently migrated to Washington. However, because Capehart was seeing someone at the time, he quickly disregarded the idea.
Hastings, on the other hand, didn’t give up and reached out to Capehart six months later on Facebook. This time, the 54-year-old asked a “photo,” as any other journalist would.The matchmaker introduced the two men in a group message after spotting Schmit in the images and liking what he saw. Through instant conversations, the Carleton College graduate was immediately impressed with Schmit’s command of English — he noticed that his now-husband knew the difference between “your” and “you’re” and “its” and “it’s.”Schmit, on the other hand, was pleasantly delighted to discover that the person he saw on television was humble and approachable.
Jonathan Capehart and Nick Schmit Would Be Having Fun Dates Soon
After initially refusing to go on a date with Schmit, Capehart found himself in a situation where he had two dates in fast succession.
During their dates, they talked about everything from their 13-year age difference to where they got their hair cut to swapping political ideas.Two years after they began dating, Capehart finally provided Schmit a key to his flat.
When marriage equality became law in the United States in 2015, friends of The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart presenter asked when he planned to propose to his partner. Soon after, Capehart paid a visit to Schmit’s family at their lake cottage in Ottertail, Minnesota, and then proposed in Positano, Italy, in 2016.
Capehart and Schmit married on January 7 at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C. Schmit is said to have read his vows first, promising to adore his “best friend” in “the brightest and darkest days.”Capehart then performed the lyrics to “That’s All” as he took his vows.
“All I can offer you is eternal love and the promise to be there for you whenever you call.” If you’re wondering what I expect in return, honey, rest assured that my expectations are low. Say I’m the person you’ll look up to for the rest of your life. That’s all. “That’s all,” the journalist sang sweetly. The couple is still happily married.