Chasten Buttigieg Has Been a Homeless Community College Student And a Starbucks Barista. Now, he Could be ‘First Gentleman.’ - Community College News Now
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Chasten Buttigieg Has Been a Homeless Community College Student And a Starbucks Barista. Now, he Could be ‘First Gentleman.’



by Ellen McCarthy

“Are you going to write about my meal?” Chasten Buttigieg asks, scanning the breakfast menu of a Manhattan cafe last month.

He had oatmeal with a side of fresh fruit. And tea.

The 29-year-old former drama teacher has often courted attention, but he has never been more watched than in these past few months as his husband, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., has emerged as a serious contender for president. It’s why he cannot smell deodorants at Target without risking getting caught in the act by teenage iPhone-wielding paparazzi.

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