Sandra Lee Defensive After NYT Asks About Cuomo’s Temper, When They’re Getting Married
4:15 pm, March 25th | by Laura Donovan
Do you hate when your parents or grandparents ask when you’re finally going to tie the knot with your significant other —whether you’ve been dating for two years or just two weeks? The New York Times has taken on that role in a new interview with renowned cook Sandra Lee, the longtime girlfriend of New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
In an interview with Lee published Friday, the Times said, “Chester Arthur was the last president to serve a full term as a single man. People without spouses don’t get elected president anymore. When are you two getting married?”
You read that correctly. Not if, but when. Lee observed the peculiarity of this inquiry but gave the publication some answers:
“That’s a loaded question. Andrew is focused on being governor. He’s not running for president. We’re happy in the relationship the way it is. Still, I can tell you that Andrew’s kids want us to get married. It’s very sweet.”
She said late last year that she had no intention of making it official with Cuomo, but given the implications of this question — one, that Cuomo will seek presidency, and two, that the couple must get hitched for that to even be a possibility, we weren’t shocked to see Lee’s feisty side come out when the Times probed her on Cuomo’s hot-headed ways:
The Times: Cuomo is famously hot-tempered. People who like you have described your “bulldog determination” and “blind ambition.” I picture a lot of crockery flying around at home.
Lee: “We never fight. He’s so patient and mellow. He doesn’t give me grief. Can I ask a question? Is this an interview about me or Andrew?”
We take it Lee won’t be doing any more interviews pertaining to Cuomo in the future, but she probably gets enough of these questions from her family and doesn’t need the press to become her new nosy relative.