Wendy Davis Gave Up Two Children By Different Fathers: Lived in the Trailer Park With Her Parents

Well, WOW! The latest paragon of feminism, Texan Wendy Davis, a Democrat candidate for Texas governor, has learned that her filibuster supporting abortion after 20 weeks, makes her just a sleazy as she really is. Davis gave up two daughters by different fathers to her last ex-husband in divorce settlements, and that “trailer park” story? She lived with her parents “in the family home.”

Wendy Davis at the "Trailer Park" with Maria Shriver

Wendy Davis at the “Trailer Park” with Maria Shriver

Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater: in 2005, Davis, apparently eager to advance her career, relinquished custody of not just her child with her second husband, Jeffry Davis, but also her first child from another marriage.

Wendy Davis’s first daughter Amber, born during her first marriage to Frank Underwood, was 23 at the time – an adult. Her daughter with Jeffry, Dru, was 17.

The Tarrant County Court granted the divorce on November 15, 2005, giving Jeffry Davis “the exclusive right to designate the primary residence” of Dru.

The blended family had begun on a happier note in May 1987 when Wendy, 24 at the time, and Jeffry, 37 at the time, had married. Amber, who was then 5, lived with the newly married couple, and from the beginning, her step-father raised her as his own. Jeffry Davis “considers Amber his daughter” the Houston Chronicle reported in September 2013,quoting him saying “she’s been with me since she was two” – around the time Wendy Davis’s first marriage ended.

Jeffry Davis was a successful and established professional. Armed with an undergraduate degree from Princeton and a law degree from Southern Methodist University, he started Republic Title of Texas, a real estate title company that was on its way to becoming the most successful commercial real estate title company in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Wendy Davis, then a brunette, had been working as a pediatrician’s assistant and waitressing at night.

One year and four months after they were married in 1987, the couple brought daughter Dru into the world. Amber was 6.

Two years later, Wendy Davis applied and was accepted to Harvard University Law School. She left for Boston while Jeffry stayed in Texas.

The Chronicle reported “[s]he took the girls with her at first, but the balancing act proved difficult, and they came back home to live with Jeff.”

Wendy graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993 and returned to Fort Worth, where she clerked for a federal judge, ran unsuccessfully for the Fort Worth City Council in 1996, and worked for a local legal firm. In 1998, she was finally elected to the Fort Worth City Council.

According to Jeffrey Davis, Wendy Davis left him the day after he finished paying for her education. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left,” Jeffry Davis said.[Newsbusters reports Mr. Davis “paid for her last two years of college and cashed in his 401k to pay for law school]

Wendy Davis was given weekend visitation rights and required to pay $1,200 per month in child support to her ex-husband. Source: Breitbart

RealClearPolitics says Jeffrey Davis sued for divorce and accused his wife of adultry.

It’s one thing when a court determines a 17-year-old can decide to live with her father or her mother, but it’s another to actually give up custody, which would not allow the 17 year-old to change her mind and move back in with Mom.

Davis painted herself as the single mother, struggling with a child while living in a trailer park and trying to climb her way out of that hell. The trailer park was only a part of her life for about a month or a few months, while living with her parents, nevertheless, she revisited the dreadful place with Maria Shriver:

Maria Shriver: You haven’t been back here since you’ve  lived here.

Wendy  Davis: That’s right.

Maria Shriver: When you look at this place, what are you feeling right now.

Wendy Davis: Um, a homecoming of sorts, definitely. I’ve tried real hard not to put this in the rear view mirror. I try to keep it present. Just in terms of the work that I do, making sure that my perspective is never too far removed from this. … The hardest thing in the world is to be giving something your all, and it is not good enough. That is what I was experiencing when I was here. I was giving it my all, working two jobs and doing the best I could. But this is the place that I came home to with the phone not working from time to time or the lights not working from time to time. Source (see a video of the “trailer park.” although there really no good shots. It looks more like an RV sales lot than a mobile home park)

About those “trailer parks” that just a few days ago made Wendy Davis so special:

An estimated 20 million people live in mobile homes, and most of them are employed full time or retired. Mobile homes provide “an important source of affordable housing for low-income households…. [and] serve as an important transitional step for social mobility.”

Some people in trailer parks may be stuck there, but others consider it a viable life option. Why treat trailer park folks the way Bill Clinton did, as trash just waiting for a $100 bill to be dragged through the streets?

An odd thing happened on the way to Wendy Davis’ personal and campaign narratives — while claiming to fight for single moms and folks in trailer parks, she actually perpetuated stereotypes and myths in an incredibly snobby way. Visit Legal Insurrection for more.

As the quote above says, she lived with her parents in the mobile home park, a home that was “the family home” at the time.

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  • There is either a lot of misinformation about this woman or she’s a big liar. I just read an article that said she met her affluent husband because he was her father’s pal. So Dad lived in a trailer park — and a run-down one, we are led to believe — but hung out with businessmen? Interesting.

  • This article is misguided. Is this site run by a woman? Are you joining the misogyny of Wendy Davis? Wendy Davis had a difficult beginning and made herself with the help of us all into a model citizen. I would be honored to have her as my governor.

    I know politics is dirty. But please, the misogyny of women is bad enough by the population at large. Don’t allow yourself to join the chorus. Judge the woman on her real abilities.

    • Judge the woman on her real abilities.

      We have…

    • Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? “Misogyny” of Wendy Davis!!??? Come on!
      Misogyny is the hatred of women in general … and it’s a noun. Proper use of words would go a long way in demonstrating some intellectual prowess, but back to the point.
      No one is expressing hatred of Wendy Davis. Her fraud and lies were simply exposed … she is a typical liberal fraud and got busted, no hatred to it.
      I live in Texas and personally, I’d be embarrassed to have a liar and fraud as governor.

      • steve, great comment. Thanks for joining the conversation.

    • Egberto, I linked to you and wondered if you’d come by, and here you are. Yes, this site is “run” by a woman. I’ll leave the ridiculous “misogyny” accusation unanswered as Steve has already put a real perspective on it. If you want to see a woman who advocates for abortion at 20 weeks as your governor, then vote for her. If you think it admirable that a woman walked away from her two girls and left them with a man she no longer wanted to live with, then vote for her. And if you want to feel “honored” by her sitting in the Governor’s mansion, well, that’s just dandy.

      All of the above is a part of who she is. Who she is a part of her “real abilities.” Killing babies at 20 weeks. Really? Not to mention that she misrepresented and flat out lied.

      There are no “dirty politics” here about Davis. She put herself where she is today and you are free to judge it good or bad, just as I am.

      • Of course I had to come to your site.:) Hey, let’s do a skype discussion 10 minutes or so to talk about the governorship that can be aired on both of our sites. I think it would be fun and instructive.

        Drop me a line by email. Hey, we are at different ends of the spectrum but we must get along in the same state. Cool?

        • Egberto, thanks for coming back. First, I don’t do Skype with anyone but family and friends. Second, I’m your neighbor in Oklahoma. Politics are no longer local. Every decision made by a governor in any state affects my family so although I’m not a Liberal, I docare and I do talk about any race that interests me, as I assume you also do.

          Thank you for the very civil tone and I do think it’s cool and it’s nice to meet you:-)

          • Ahh, it would have been fun for both of our sites, a civil co-interview with two folks at the two ends of the political line.

            Anyway, I always think dialogue is good. And I think more bloggers should do things like that. BTW, why don’t you then call into my show at noon. 646-929-2495. Here is the blog post for the show http://bit.ly/1hv7v9w.

            Pleasure,
            Egberto

            • Hi Egberto, I don’t do blogtalk radio either. I do believe in dialog but after 7+ years of blogging and trying to have a life, I’ve found that debating the other side is futile and just takes up my time. You and I would be civil and friendly, but we would get nowhere. My job is to get information out, and to do it with research, when possible. By doing that, others take it an pass it around and it does get to people who are on the fence about issues. Liberals also find it, and don’t like it, and use it to move their agenda forward. I just want to research and write and have some time left over to spend with family and friends.

  • That looks more like a RV type park for snow bird types, not a permanent trailer park. We have “trailer parks” around here that are absolutely gorgeous.

    Any woman who would filibuster against laws that were designed to make women’s healthcare better and more safe is a dope and really doesn’t care about women.

    Wendy cares only about herself and her ambitions. She is a liar who is not fit for office.

    • Adrienne, she did do that, filibustered against making abortion clinics safer. I had forgotten that.

  • PW Chapman

    Dang! I was going to vote for her! All politicians spin their stories, but this seems a bit over the top.

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  • Findalis

    I understand that she was behind on her child support too.

    Wendy isn’t a courageous feminist heroine but a gplddigging, deadbeat parent.

  • “Davis painted herself as the single mother, struggling with a child while living in a trailer park and trying to climb her way out of that hell.”

    She also tried to portray herself as a teenage single mother, even though she was 21 when she divorced.

    Abortion Barbie thinks math is hard.

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  • Thanks for the reply. I understand.
    Egberto