American celebrity spouse Marcus Glenn Richardson came to fame after he married journalist Abby Phillip. After their stunning Garden-Inspired D.C. Wedding was featured on Martha Stewart’s website, fans of the American reporter have always been curious about his life.
Marcus Glenn Richardson: 8 Facts About Abby Phillip’s Husband!
1. Marcus Glenn Richardson Childhood:
This celebrity spouse spent the early years of his life traveling across the globe as he is the son of a former colonel of the US Navy.
Born as the only son on March 9th, 1983 to Russell G. Richardson and his mother Toussaint Richardson, a young MGR used to travel around the world due to his father’s work.
During his childhood, he lived in the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, before his dad retired in 2007 from active service after 30-years of service. By then MGR had grown up and upon reaching his adolescence moved back to the United States and started an onward conquest towards his professional life.
2. Marcus Glenn Richardson Ancestry:
Although he travelled the globe, the man has American nationality while his ethnicity is African-American.
3. Marcus Glenn Richardson Siblings:
MGR has one older sister and one younger sister. Out of his two siblings, the eldest one whose name is Stacie Thompson works as the Human Resource Specialist for the Air Force Civilian service after graduating from TUI University.
Meanwhile, there’s not much news about this celebrity spouse’s younger sister Jasmine. This sister operates an Instagram account but it has no posts as of yet. But her brother Marcus frequently shares pictures with his siblings on his Instagram handle.
4. Marcus Glenn Richardson Education:
For the most part of his early life, Marcus was educated outside the US.
During his time at the Kadena Air Base, this celebrity spouse would spend his free time playing basketball at the Kadena Youth Center.
After completing his early education, Marcus went on to do his undergraduate degree in 2009 from Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in International affairs. One year later he became a student of Howard University where he worked as a desktop analyst from 2009 to 2012. After his completion of education with the university he signed up to work for LivingSocial as their technical support analyst.
5. Marcus Glenn Richardson Career:
Since 2014, this celebrity spouse has been working as a managing consultant for nVisium which is a web and mobile app security company. At first, he joined the firm as their senior application security consultant and then MGR became the managing consultant for the firm.
On the other hand, his wife is a renowned journalist who quickly rose in the journalism world and currently works as a political correspondent and weekend anchor for CNN. She is none other than Abby Phillip who has been the presenter of CNN’s Inside Politics Sunday program since early 2021. She took over the show from John King in January 2021, after she had previously acted as a substitute. Time Magazine even listed Abby Phillip on the 2021 Time100 Next list.
Phillip began her journalistic career in the politics department of the digital service of ABC News. She also wrote for Politico on campaign finance and lobbying during the Obama era. She then went to the Washington Post where she commented on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for the 2016 presidential election and later on the politics of the Trump administration from Washington, D.C. reported. In 2017 she moved again, this time to CNN, where she reported as a correspondent in the White House until 2019. In January 2020, she moderated the Democratic debate during the presidential primaries. She was involved in the broadcaster’s election coverage. In January 2021, CNN broadcast the CNN Special Report, which she produced: Kamala Harris: Making History.
6. Marcus Glenn Richardson Marriage Life:
This celebrity spouse was brought to the public eye after marrying the famous journalist Abby Phillip. The couple who live in America exchanged vows on May 26th, 2018, in an intimate wedding ceremony held at Anderson House, a museum in Washington.
Gene Corbin officiated Marcus Glenn Richardson and Abby Phillip’s wedding which consisted of many of the couple’s friends and family members. As for the ceremony, it was intimate which the decoration and venue paralleled as well.
The celebrity wedding gained fame on Marth Steward’s page famous for its vivacious gardens and ornate interiors in addition to the personal touches like antiques from all over the world which came from Marcus’s childhood life in Europe and Asia as we mentioned above.
The food menu also paralleled this same sentiment as it was a nod to their shared wanderlust (despite the rainy adventure that the wedding ceremony experienced).
7. How did Marcus meet his future wife Abby?
The celebrity couple met back in 2011 through a mutual friend.
At the mutual friend’s party, neither of them didn’t know a single guest at the party and they ended up chatting with each other instead. They talked about their mutual interest in languages, and shared the same passion for music, travel, and food as well.
MGR initially proposed to his girlfriend in 2016 when he got down on his knees and popped the big question during a Christmas dinner. Only he knew it was going to be special as he and his girlfriend had recently moved into a new apartment, and called both of their families for Christmas dinner and no one knew what was in store that year!
Well, there you have it. Now we know what draws them towards each other and we hope their bond remains strong forever.
8. Marcus Glenn Richardson’s Net Worth:
As of now, this celebrity spouse’s net worth is around $250,000. MGR amassed such a huge salary from his work in several industries. Marcus Glenn Richardson’s wife’s wealth, on the other hand, is allegedly calculated at $300,000. She accumulated her finances from her work as a journalist.