San Francisco politicians will feature in the Democratic National Convention in the upcoming week, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Gov. Gavin Newsom will be joining as a vice-presidential nominee-to-be California Sen.
As many of you may already know the Newsoms and the Pelosis are two of the most influential families in the politician field in the San Francisco area.
The media often ends up linking both families as they both are involved in politics and business. Some of the members also share blood and married relation. That being said, many of you want to know if Gavin Newsom is related to Nancy Pelosi. In this post, we will be digging deep into their relationship. So if you are interested to know how both the families are connected, you should give this article a read.
What is the relation between Gavin Newsom and Nancy Pelosi?
First thing first, Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsom are not related. Nancy Pelosi married Ron Pelosi’s brother, who was once married to Gavin Newsom’s aunt – Belinda Barbara Newsom. But they got divorced in 1977. Also, Paul and Nancy tied the knot in 1963. For 15 years or so, Nancy was like an aunt-by-marriage to Gavin. That’s the only relation they had.
For those of you who thought that they are related by blood, it is not true. Nancy Pelosi was nothing more than Gavin’s aunt. But this is still very confusing to many of you. So let’s go deeper into the details.
The Newsom Family
Gavin Newsom is a well-known American politician and also the 40th governor of California. Previously, he served as the mayor of San Francisco. No doubt, he is a very popular man because of his position and the job he does.
Gavin was born to Tessa Menzies and William Newsom in 1967.
As many of you already know, the entire Newsom family is involved in politics and business in California. Naturally, Gavin Newsom also ended in the same field.
Just so you know, William Newsom, father of Gavin Newsom was a great businessman as well as a judge. He was the one to establish strong ties with the Getty Family, which is another powerful family in San Francisco.
In case, you didn’t know William was the financial advisor of Gordon Getty. He was responsible for taking care of all his finances for the Getty family business.
William Newsom had a sister named Belinda Barbara Newsom. She passed away in 2008 at 73 years of age. Belinda was a US Representative to the United Nations. She was married to Ron V. Pelosi. So the relation between Newsoms and Pelosis started with her.
Now that we have discussed the Newsoms family, let’s take a dig at the Pelosi side of the family.
Ron V. Pelosi is an established businessman based in the US. He is very famous in California, his residing state. As already mentioned above, he was married to Belinda Barbara Newsom. He married her right after his graduation. Their relation made him Gavin Newsom’s uncle-by-marriage.
Barbara passed away in 2008. She spent 20 years with Ron Pelosi, after which they got divorced in 1977. After their split, Ron moved on and got married again after two years.
Ron has a very influential brother named Paul Pelosi. He is also a famous businessman involved in the real estate field. He is also into investment and consulting.
In 1963, Paul Pelosi tied the knot with Nancy D’Alesandro, who then became Nancy Pelosi, who went on to become one of the most influential women in US politics. She is currently, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
Nancy Pelosi holds the second most important position after the vice president. She is the only woman to hold such a high position in US politics.
For your information, Paul and Nancy got married before Belinda and Ron filed for a divorce. This means Gavin Newsom and Nancy Pelosi were known to each other as they met in several family functions and other events where they spent time together.
Nancy could be called Gavin’s aunt-by-marriage. But they are in no way related by blood. If you thought so, you were wrong.
After Ron Pelosi and Belinda Newsom’s split, there are no family ties between the two families. This means Gavin Newsom and Nancy Pelosi are not related.
Well, now you know what the real deal is. Due to their old family ties, both Gavin and Nancy are often related by the media. This has created a lot of confusion between people. But now you know the truth and that both the families are no longer related.
Do Pelosis and Newsoms have ties with other influential families?
There are a total of four powerful families in San Francisco including the Newsoms, the Pelosis, the Browns, and the Gettys.
All four families are somewhat related to one another. They are all tied by business, marriage, blood, or politics.
Many years back, Sr. William Newsom (Gavin’s grandfather) helped Pat Brown run for San Francisco district attorney.
Later, in 1974, Pat’s son, Jerry Brown occupied the position of governor. To return the favour, he helped Jr. William Newsom (Gavin’s father) to start his career as a judge in San Francisco.
In 1995, William retired from his job and started working for Gordon Getty. He served as his financial and investment advisor and also looked after his business.
Gavin Newsom and Gordon’s son, Billy Getty shared a chain of wine shops and restaurants. Gavin was also the mayor of the San Francisco area from 2004 to 2011.
Later in 2019, he becomes the governor with the help of his influential friends and family.
Well, now you know how the most influential families in San Francisco are related to each other. They are all tied by blood, marriage, politics, or business. As far as Gavin Newsom and Nancy Pelosi are concerned, they are not related or we can say, they don’t share any family ties.