6 things to know about Marco Rubio

April 13, 2015 1:35 PM

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Rubio and his wife, Jeanette, have four children: Amanda, Daniella, Anthony and Dominic. Before she got married, Jeanette Douspedes was a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins and posed for the squad’s first swimsuit calendar. Jeanette Rubio has done work for businessman Norman Braman’s charitable foundation. As a senator, Rubio has often talked about the challenges he faces balancing work and a young family.

Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants. He was criticized in 2011 after The Washington Post revealed Rubio’s parents left Cuba in 1956, before Fidel Castro took power, and not after as he had been saying in speeches. Rubio has acknowledged getting the dates wrong but says his parents’ inability to ret...

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